Thursday, June 18, 2009

Movie Reviews

Movie #1 I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry

A light-hearted movie (as most Adam Sandler movies are), it actually has some good messages embedded in the physical gags and stinging one-liners. I really enjoyed the movie, from the "still in the closet" son to the sexy lawyer's uber-gay brother. If you're looking for a movie filled with laughs but a few good moments too, I recommend it. I can't say the ending will surprise you, though.

Movie #2 He's Just Not That Into You

Guys, run far, far in the other direction! This movie is NOT for you. It is a chick flick in the truest sense of the word. But, as far as cheesy chick flicks go, it's not a bad one. The girls get the right guys in the end, the jerks get theirs, and it ends in a feel-good manner. No surprises, again, but good for a night with friends, in fuzzy socks, flannel pajamas and wearing face masks.

Movie #3 Gran Torino

Okay, I had totally prepared myself to not like this movie. I may be the only human on earth that isn't a huge Clint Eastwood fan, but that's just how it is. Yes, Clint plays another crusty, old guy that practically screams "Make my day" without actually saying those words. But in this movie we see a hint of the softer side, disguised with sarcasm, growling and grunts. The movie sends a good message, and despite some less-than-stellar acting in the supporting roles, it's a quality film. And unlike the other movies reviewed, I think the ending will surprise you.

The good part about traveling lots is getting caught up on movies!


Visichy said...

I really want to see #2 and I'm warming to the idea of #3. I love Clint Eastwood's movies as a director but not so much as an actor so I wasn't interested in Gran Torino but everyone keeps saying how good it is so I think a trip to Blockbuster is in order :)

Sarah C said...

I love "He's just not that into you".... Todd has seen Gran Torino, and liked it, but not enough to see it twice. So now I have to find an evening when he is occupied and the kiddos are asleep so I can watch it!