It's time for some movie reviews! Next to re-watching all the Harry Potter movies this month, because my boyfriend had never seen them, I've watched some movies.. I'd never seen before. I also decided to give the movies a grade out of 10.
This is the only movie I saw in the cinema of these 4. I didn't really hear that much about it, but my boyfriend really wanted to see it. Side Effects is about a young woman (Rooney Mara) being prescribed antidepressant drugs. The movie is directed by Steven Soderbergh (Magic Mike, Haywire, the Ocean's movies) and is what I'd would say confusing! I think I liked it but it definitely needed some time to sink in. It's not a movie you just watch, it's what I would call a mind-fuck, all though not as much as I'd expected it to be. And as I don't want to spoil the movie to you, I can't say that much about it. It's very clever and interesting to watch, I wouldn't say, run to your nearest cinema to see it. But if you've got some time.. Check it out!
Girls.. Grab some tissues before watching this movie! Blue Valentine is about a couple (Ryan Gosling & Michelle Williams) of whom you follow the story of their relationship. The movie is heartbreaking and both actors do such a fantastic job portraying it. The good thing about this movie is that you jump back and forth in time, without it being confusing. It's not one of Ryan Gosling's most famous movies and until my boyfriend told me about it.. I didn't even hear about this movie. I watched it while being ill which is maybe not the best idea, because it will make you quite depressed. It is a definite recommendation, but not for every day I'd suppose.
Silver Linings Playbook
This is the movie I'd liked best of all four. I already dedicated a blogpost to Jennifer Lawrence who portrays Tiffany in this movie. Next to Bradley Cooper who is Pat, who just came back from a mental institution after a beating up because he simply lost it. Pat is bi-polar and when he comes home he is determined to get back to his wife, who cheated on him before. But after meeting Tiffany, things get more complicated.
The acting, the storyline, the clever writing.. I liked everything about this movie. It was an easy watch and Pat's dad (Robert De Niro) who has symptoms of OCD gives a really nice addition to the movie. I would definitely recommend everyone to watch it. And all though it lost the Oscar to Argo (which I still have to watch), it's a great movie!
I heard a lot about this movie, but never watched it. When I walked into Sainsbury's for 3 pounds, I decided to take with me and give it a go. I never read the book but my boyfriend did, who said they changed a lot. The film centers around a lonely eight-year-old boy named Max who sails away to an island inhabited by creatures known as the "Wild Things", who declare Max their king. The story is cute and fun to watch. I really liked the 'animation', all though there was a mixture of suits and animation. It was clever and all though for me the 'storyline' seemed to be missing once in a while, I liked it. I wouldn't say it's a kids movie as there is definitely a lot more to it. I'd say it's clever and very cute.
Did you see any of these movies? Or would you want to?