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!