I kept thinking about the movie while watching it instead of being sucked into the story to a place where nothing else exists. I was aware I needed to go to the toilet and I was aware I had eaten too many M&Ms. I wouldn't really recommend this one.
2) Last week I saw PS I Love You and this is quite a different story. It was great. I had been reluctant to go to this one because I knew he died early on but I'm so glad I did. Hilary Swank, of course, is a wonderful actress and so believable. Take a box of tissues because you will cry almost all the way through but it's worth the tears. It's powerful, full of strong characters, sucks you in emotionally and the story lingers long after you've left the cinema.
3) I have mentioned already that I saw The Bucket List a couple of weeks ago. Well worth seeing though a little cliched and the dialogue could have been sharper. But what great actors. Worth seeing just for them and they do visit some amazing places in the world. I love a story about people getting out there and living life to the fullest no matter how much time is left.
4) Saw Juno a while ago. Yes, I enjoyed it but didn't rave about it like many others. I felt the actress was too pretty to be convincing as the weird girl though I'm not saying that being pretty excludes being weird. I just would have liked her to look a little quirky too. Some of the offbeat scenes, which were obviously supposed to show us how different she was, like sitting in the armchair outside the boyfriend's house (see photo), for me were cliched and forced. For a pregnant teenager, she showed very little real distress until she actually gave birth and even that was glossed over. I felt her decision making was over simplified and made the whole process of getting pregnant and finding a solution to such a massive problem appear offhand and of no great consequence. I know others will disagree but I didn't feel her at all. I felt the Jennifer Garner character much more though, even there, that marriage split didn't ring true because there was no background to the reason for it - even though we got the reason. Again over-simplified.
5) Recently I saw 27 Dresses. A light comedy but thoroughly enjoyable. Of course it had the usual gimmicks to create the laughs but the main characters swept me along with them on this crazy ride. And the dresses were great - the costume designer must have had such fun with them. There was never any doubt as to the ending but then comedies seldom have any twists or turns . So, all in all, a pleasant afternoon out.