Monday, April 06, 2009

Very Short Movie Reviews ...

Seven Pounds: Good performances, annoying plot structure.

Changeling: Good performances, sickening premise but based on a true story. Angelina Jolie is even more stunning than usual in '20s wardrobe, hair, and makeup.

Rachel Getting Married: Yup, Anne Hathaway deserved her Oscar nod. The wedding itself was almost surreal. It was nice to see Robyn Hitchcock.

Funny Face: I'd only seen very small snippets of this movie, so it was good to finally sit down with it. But did anyone, for a second, believe Audrey Hepburn when she told Fred Astaire that she thought she had a funny face? There's humility and then there's implausibility.

4 Comments:

Blogger J. Marquis said...

I thought the dysfunctional family stuff in "Rachel Getting Married" was good but the wedding stuff just seemed to go on and on forever. It felt more like a tribute to multiculturalism than a ceremony where two people were vowing to spend their lives together.

9:21 AM  
Blogger Beth said...

I agree, J. The film could have been shortened by at least 15 minutes if some of the near-endless wedding reception footage was cut.

9:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the interminable quality of the wedding reception was part of the point. Every wedding reception goes on too long, and this one was no exception. You're trapped in the same situation and meant to suffer the same frustrations as the protagonist.

My favorite scene was the one in the kitchen when they get home from the rehearsal dinner. Priceless, the way the sisters battle for the exclusive attention of their parents.

8:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the interminable quality of the wedding reception was part of the point. Every wedding reception goes on too long, and this one was no exception. You're trapped in the same situation and meant to suffer the same frustrations as the protagonist.

My favorite scene was the one in the kitchen when they get home from the rehearsal dinner. Priceless, the way the sisters battle for the exclusive attention of their parents.

8:37 PM  

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