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Monday, February 13, 2012

movie review.

Lucky me, my sweetheart is in town!!! We've been busy doing couple-y things as of late, so blogging has been about the furthest thing from my mind, but while he's off getting a hurrrcut, and I'm working in my office, I thought I'd offer some brief commentary on two of the movies that were high on our my list of "To Be Seen This Spring."

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close is based on a novel by Jonathan Safran Foer... the premise is that an 11-year-old boy is on an elaborate, epic quest of a scavenger hunt throughout New York, based on the idea that his father (who died in 9/11) set it up for him. Sandra Bullock (heyyy, Texas girl!) and Tom Hanks (my fav) star as the kid's parents. I'd give it 4/5 stars, I think... I'm a sucker for the 9/11 storylines (even when critics think they're overplayed), but as cute as the kid is (he was the Jeopardy kids winner), his level of precociousness is just a little too extreme. I liked it more than I thought I would... lots of tears. I wish I'd have read the book before I saw the movie, because I'm not sure I'll read it now (I tend to not read the novels if I see their movies first).



The Vow is the latest sugary sweet, perfectly-timed-for-Valentine's-Day, chick-flick-slash-date-night film. I really don't think I need to delve too much into describing this one--four words: Channing Tatum. Rachel McAdams. The background juice on this one is that these two are hitched, and Rach loses her short term memory in a car accident. Channing has to fight through his heartache and her overbearing parents' attempts to commandeer Rach's life plan. I was expecting a little more, but I enjoyed it... maybe 3/5 stars. I love me some Rachel McAdams though.

Have you seen any good movies lately? What about either of these two?




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2 comments:

  1. THE ARTIST. It probably the perfect movie.

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  2. Please read Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. I loved every bit about that book. Still have yet to see the movie though!

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