Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Movie night reviews
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
I kept hearing this was "The Breakfast Club" of this generation. I was honestly a little apprehensive to rent it because I wasn't sure if I would compare it to The Breakfast Club the whole time or if...sigh...I would be too old to relate now. We ended up really liking it. It has a great soundtrack with some good 80's and 90's music. Though we're not really sure what era it's supposed to be set in; that's pretty vague. I will say the only thing that kind of annoyed me was Emma Watson's interpretation of how an American girl talks. She kept crumpling her mouth up and doing these weird head gestures that got on my nerves a bit. Paul Rudd and Dylan McDermott are in it as teachers and parents respectively which makes me feel old but I'm trying not to think about that. HA! Some people might find it annoying if high school antics and issues aren't your thing but trust me, there are some twists that punch you in the gut. At the end, I cried like a baby. Wouldn't you if you heard "I know these will all be stories someday and our pictures will become old photographs. And we'll all become somebody's mom or dad. [Um, not ALL of us but continue young man] But right now, these moments are not stories. This is happening. I am here. And I am looking at her. And she is so beautiful." Such a good reminder to live in the now. Enjoy the moment, savor it because before you know it, it will be gone.
Robot And Frank
We both really liked the trailer for this one and have been waiting for it to come out for what seems like forever. I love the curmudgeon in Frank and the innocence of the Robot pre-corruption. It reminded me of Twiggy from Buck Rogers. Oh crap did I just date myself. What can I say, my dad watched reruns back in the day. Susan Sarandon was really great in it but I love her in pretty much anything. This was another one with a few great twists in it as well that had me in tears by the end but more because of Frank sharing the same health issues as a family member. I find it very hard to watch anything with dementia related topics without getting weepy. I felt like some of it was a little off about 3/4 of the way through but overall liked it and would recommend it.
What movies have you seen/rented lately and what's your review?
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