Monday, August 10, 2009

Movie Reviews

After 9 non-stop hours of toddler potty training.....which went much better than expected, I might add.....I ran screaming from the house and into the direction of AMC Theaters. Well, it wasn't quite that dramatic, but I did leave for a bit once Blake arrived home. He took over like the good daddy he is and gave me a break. I think I'll keep him.

A few recent movies, reviewed by yours truly.

Public Enemies - well done, Mr. Depp. The perfect combination....quite a bit of eye candy for the ladies and a lot of guns and destruction for the men. Loved it. History, great actors, and a fantastic story. Sign me up anytime.

Funny People - disappointed.....more dramatic than funny and not at all what I was expecting. Loved the cast; didn't care for the movie.

The Ugly Truth - this is what I like to call a "no brainer". Entertaining, but I'll forget the plot in a matter of months. Worth the $5 ticket fee (Monday-Thursday at our theater!), but not much more. Don't get me wrong.....I love movies like this.....but I enjoy them for what they are. Fluff and fun.

Julie & Julia - my dear, Meryl Streep. She just can't lose. LOVE HER. And, I'm really loving Amy Adams, as well. It's about two of my favorite and blogging. How could they go wrong? And, it's a Nora Ephron movie (When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle)....sweet and touching......your basic chick flick, but with some substance. I really enjoyed it. It had some flaws, but overall, I recommend it.

Thoughts? Other reviews?


Shannon said...

Agree with you on Funny People though not many agree with us.

Also agree on Julie and Julia. Most reviews liked Julia's part but not Julie's. I liked both but the real life Julie isn't nice. She's a mean bitch who cheated on her husband after the move time period ended.

The original Julie blog:

Current blog:

The Soladay Family said...

I love how Shannon just tells it like it is! I haven't seen Funny People yet, but I had heard the same thing. So disappointing because the trailer made it look really good. I did see The Ugly Truth, and you're right on with your review!

Coco said...

Good to know. I have had my eye on Funny People and Julie and Julia. Amy Adams is a doll and of course I don't need to say anything about Meryl Streep.

Thanks for the review. Oh, I have a total girl crush on Lesli Mann.

I heard the same thing about Julie being a bitch, a girl I went to college with is married to Julie's brother. She was sleeping around before the blog even started. And she is super mean.

Donna said...

I HATED Funny People after being told it was great. Not only was it vulgar, but it would not end. We finally left. I did think the two daughters were adorable, but kids did not belong in that movie.

merrilee said...

Have not seen a movie at the theaters since Ellery was 6 months old--I know, what a sin! I LOVE your new picture on the blog--it is gorgeous!!!