Monday, January 10, 2011

Movie Reviews

Sean and I have had some downtime lately (who am I kidding? I'm unemployed, I have a lot of downtime) and so we've been watching some movies. Some of them have been hits, others misses. Today I'm reviewing three recent flicks we've watched.

1. The American

Horrible movie. I seriously felt afterwards like I wasted 2 hours of my life on a less than stellar movie. Generally I really like movies George Clooney is in, I loathed this movie though. I felt like the movie didn't really go anywhere. The plot to me left a lot to be desired. I loved the fact it was set in Italy, but other than the cinematography, I wasn't impresssed. Generally I thought the movie consisted of a few basic scenes repeated over and over.
George walking around in his Italian town, George working on a gun, George frolicking with a "lady of the night", George thinking someone was after him, George calling someone from a pay phone. *YAWN*

2. Grown Ups

I thought this movie was more my style. I generally like Adam Sandler movies with a few recent exceptions. Although this movie was funny, it wasn't what I'd consider one of his best movies. It had a few laughs and I liked the cast. I think one of the main problems was the movie had nothing to actually do with the movie, but instead with our copy of the DVD. In the last 30 minutes it skipped so fequently that I couldn't only pick up bits and pieces of what was going on.

3. Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

This was by far my favorite of the three movies. A really great feel-good, light hearted movie to watch, with a touch of realism portraying the beginning of WWII. I'm a big fan of Amy Adams and Frances McDormand, so naturally I loved the cast and the acting. If you're looking for a fun movie with great sets and costumes, then I recommend this movie!


Samantha the ArmyWife said...

I didn't think Grown Ups was Adam Sandlers best either.... But still enjoyable.

Jessica @ Acting Adult said...

I adore Miss Pettigrew! That is a wonderful movie all around.

The Rest is Still Unwritten said...

I felt the same way about The American! We were so excited to see it and it was awful! Three couples walked out of the theater when we were there!

Doris said...

Ha Miss Pettigrew lives for a day is a great movie! I love it ..It is one of my favs. I saw it a long time ago..and it's the kind of movie I enjoy to myself. If I ever tried to get the hubby to watch it with me he would scoff at the notion.

OH I meant to get back to you about why we are staying her so long. Basically we like having the extra cola and pocketing the utility allowence we don't spend. We have really managed to save a lot and slowly get out of debt since we been here. The long term plan is to have 0 debt before we head back stateside and hubby will have about 6 years left for his 20. So we can settle down somewhere. That is the plan. OH and well we are in the process of command sponsoring my mom as our I don't have that missing the family factor like most everyone.

ok that is all..sorry for the book.

Ciao. Thanks for the movie update I won't waste my bandwith dl The American.

Adrienne said...

I just wanted to see The American to stare at George. But I really loved how you put it "George doing this, george doing that" that made me laugh.

I watched Grown Ups on the flight over here to South Korea from Oregon, that was the only movie that I felt like watching, it was pretty funny... But Adam Sandler has really gone down hill recently. Although, I do want to see that new one coming out with Jennifer Anniston...

Shoshanah said...

I loved Miss Pettegrew Lives for a Day! I only wish it did better in the theaters so more people know about it because I think it really is worth watching!

Laura said...

Thanks for the insights! Mr. Pettigrew is on my wish list, so we may rent it soon.

Laura in Ludwigsburg

Mom in High Heels said...

Oh, I LOVE Miss Pettigrew Lives For a Day! LOVE it. I saw it when it first came out on DVD a few years ago and had to buy it because I like to watch it over and over.

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I loved Grown Ups! I thought it was really cute and funny.