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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Suze & Ebert......Minus Ebert

Okay so since I've been stuck with my leg up for the past week or so, it's no secret that I've been watching a plethora of movies lately. Anyone who knows me well, knows I'm not a huge fan of "Hollywood Blockbuster" films. I like them and I'll watch them, but I prefer the movies that are either made for Film Festies, Indies, or Foreign. The ones that are not your typical movies that you'd see at your local multiplex.

Anyways watching all sorts of films lately (mostly alone, mind you), I think to myself that there's got to be something out there like that's for movies. Well I haven't done a search, cause I really don't care, but I thought to myself, "HELLO! You've got a blog silly! Write reviews of your movies there you crazy lady!"

Okay so that really wasn't the internal dialogue I was having with myself....but it came pretty close.

So this post is about two movies I've seen in the past few days that I wanted to share with you. My rating system is simple. 1 is the movie sucked and was highly disappointing and 5 is the best rating, making it a definite MUST SEE by everyone around me. Everything else in between is as I see it.

So that being said I wanted to talk about the movie I saw this morning. It's called "Adam".

The story is about a girl who meets a man and falls in love with him. Your typical love story, except this one has an added tenderness......the man, has Asperger's Syndrome.

The love story was simple and yet, touched my heart so deeply. I was surprised at the ending and balled my eyes out, because of this one song by The Weepies, called "Can't Go Back Now".

This was a really good movie. I knew when I ordered the movie from Netflix that it starred Hugh Dancy, but I couldn't really put my finger on the actor who played Adam, cause he didn't speak with a British accent! It was about 5 minutes into it that I realized it was him. Doye!

Another surprise is that the actress who played Beth is originally from Australia, yet she did a really good job on her American accent.

The actors did a fine job at telling the story and as far as the ending goes, I didn't understand it until I listened to the song over and over again (on YouTube). Then I got it and it made me cry again. Okay I'm an even bigger dork, cause I'm tearing as a write this (still listening to the song)

It's today's favorite. Last week it was Blue Rodeo's "Bad Timing".

Anyways Adam gets 4 1/2 out of 5 from me. Good enough that I think everyone should see it.

Another movie I enjoyed was "Henry Poole Is Here"

It didn't fit the description that Netflix gave it. It marked it as a comedy and it was NOT a comedy. It was most definitely a drama. It was a little slow to begin with, but I gave it more than my standard "10 minutes to see if a movie is going to be worth it", cause it intrigued me.

It stars Luke Wilson. I love films where Hollywood actors take on a not so Hollywood roll or it's not a Hollywood film on a huge budget. I think this is where the actors shine. Well in this particular film, the Luke Wilson, who plays the main character, gets out staged by the other actors and I loved it. I'm not saying I don't like Luke Wilson. I do. But I'm saying that the supporting cast ended up shining in the spotlight probably more than the main character and that's pretty rare in a film.

Anyways this movie is about a guy who finds out he's got a terminal illness and decides to live out the rest of his days, by his miserable self, in the neighborhood that he grew up in. Well a miracle happens and as the story unfolds you see Henry gain a new life thanks to his surrounding neighbors and the faith and hope that they have in this life.

It wasn't the greatest of films, but I give it a 3 1/2 out of 5. I really did enjoy it and I'd watch it again.

Well I hope you've enjoyed my movie reviews. I plan on writing about more shows I've enjoyed in the past as well as new ones I've discovered recently, but until then I hope you'll comment and share with me your favorite non-Hollywood films that you've enjoyed or tell me if you've seen the ones I've shared with you, and share your thoughts about it.

Bloog to you'z lay-tuh!

1 comment:

NaDell said...

Both of those movies look great. I watched a good one a little while ago, but forgot what it was....hmmm. I think there is a movie rating thing like goodreads. I'll have to ask someone who knows.

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