“There’s an old joke. Um, two elderly women are at a Catskill Mountain Resort and one of ‘em says, ‘Boy, the food at this place is really terrible.’ The other one says, ‘Yeah I know, and such small portions.’ Well, that’s essentially how I feel about life. Full of loneliness, and misery and suffering and unhappiness, and it’s all over much too quickly.” - ANNIE HALL
I love that you are the last person I want to talk to before I go to sleep at night. And it’s not because I’m lonely, and it’s not because it’s New Year’s Eve. I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.
I love both movies and have seen them over and over. Both deal with a theme I love which is not knowing that the right person is standing right in front of you and having a combative relationship with them before the love happens.
YGM is cuter and the side plot of Meg Ryan missing her mother and having to close the shop is devastating. WHMS is funnier. I just love the arguing between Harry and Sally, though the same thing happens in You’ve Got Mail, it doesn’t go as far. I love that WHMS spans so many years and they just go through so many different things before reaching the climax of Harry’s speech at the end, which basically turns me into a heap on the floor. I love it so much because it was so important for him to make that move at exactly that time cause I don’t think Sally would have forgiven him so easily had things been different.
I also think YGM is more culturally relevant (not that it really matters in this argument) because of the whole e-mailing and online dating thing. Though people were online dating years and years before then, it was kind of exploding at the time if I remember correctly.
I haven’t watched YGM in a while and I really need to (I actually found my DVD of it today so that’s weird…) before I make a final assessment on this. Actually, no, both films are wonderful and that is my answer!!! I’m obsessed. Ignore me.
"I love that you get cold when it’s 71 degrees out. I love that it takes you an hour and a half to order a sandwich. I love that you get a little crinkle above your nose when you’re looking at me like I’m nuts. I love that after I spend the day with you, I can still smell your perfume on my clothes. And I love that you are the last person I want to talk to before I go to sleep at night. And it’s not because I’m lonely, and it’s not because it’s New Year’s Eve. I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible."
REVIEWS: Rango, Flipped, Mother and Child, The Tourist
RANGO - If I could use one word to sum this movie up it would be CREATIVE, visually speaking. The story itself wasn’t as spectacular (though it’s still good with a strong message) as some of the better animated films I’ve seen within the last few years (aka Pixar), but even if the plot sucked, this would still be worth it. I really did enjoy the dialogue though, which was very different and funny. They talk a bit fast and the whole thing is kind of all over the place, so you may not catch everything the first time. That’s not the only reason that this will be great on multiple viewings, though. There are so many creatures in this film that are so intricately designed that it can only be described as genius, seriously. I can’t wait to get the DVD so I can freeze frame and examine them. That was my favorite thing about the movie. It also should be noted that this is not a film just for children. In fact, I think it’s one of those movies like The Nightmare Before Christmas that teens and adults enjoy just as much if not more than kids. For example, there are fabulous Hunter S. Thompson references, among other things that there are no way kids are going to pick up. If you haven’t seen the behind the scenes footage of how this was shot (The actors acted everything out and the animation was worked on from there), look that up because it was very interesting. I loved it.
FLIPPED - Too often, we judge people without really knowing what their situation is in life or even at the moment. Things are really never what they seem. Even if something might seem strange to us, we don’t know the person’s motives behind acting that way. If we knew the whole story, it might make a lot of sense to us. This is one of the themes of Rob Reiner’s (who I adore) latest film. It’s set in the late 50’s/early 60’s, about a budding romance between two kids in their early teens and it’s perfect. God, I loved this film. I love anything from that era and I love teen movies, so I knew I’d be into it, but it really went above and beyond. Reiner used a very unique style of storytelling in this movie. First, you see what happens from the boy, Bryce Loski’s, point of view. Then, they show you what happened from the girl, Julie Baker’s, point of view. It may sound repetetive, but it’s done in such a way that was fascinating to me. The cast gave AMAZING performances as well. The two kids in this movie are going to be gigantic, well respected movie stars if they continue on this path, and the supporting cast was to die for as well. See this film!!
MOTHER AND CHILD - The only reason I saw this movie was Annette Bening, and having seen it now, I’d say the only reason you should go out of your way to see it is if you want to see her incredible and inspired performance. I honestly am not too big of a fan of this movie as a whole, though. I think an entire plotline should have been completely cut out, with more time focusing on Annette’s story and the daughter she gave up for adoption (Naomi Watts). To be frank, this movie was just weird. I crave unpredictable storylines because so many films are the same, but the way people acted in this movie was just too out there for me at times.
THE TOURIST - Johnny Depp is one of my favorite people in the world. I’ve seen everything he does and I’ve met him (greatest person alive tbh), so obviously, I am very biased when it comes this actor. That said, even I wasn’t crazy about this film. It was good, but not incredible. Who really cares, though? You have gorgeous people in a beyond stunning setting (Venice). People have complained that the plot is a little convulted and contrived and they are right. The filmmakers definitely relied too heavily on “Look at these hot people! Look how hot they are! Here’s another hot dress on Angelina! Isn’t she hot?” because they knew that people like me who love Johnny would see it anyway, same with Angelina fans. It’s entertaining enough and reminded me of older comedy caper films. I could have done with a few more jokes, though, as it mainly was about action and romance. Also, I expected Johnny and Angelina to have more chemistry. OK movie, not amazing.
Can I just say that The Sure Thing is the most underrated of all John Cusack’s 80’s movies? I would say his movies in general, but he’s just made so many great ones that no one ever talks about. I can’t even say how much I adore this movie and I really feel like watching it now but it’s almost 3am and I need to get up ear— oh who cares!!!!
This is my current movie obsession. It’s just so beautiful, honest, and real. It perfectly captures being like 11-13 and not knowing how to handle your feelings for boys/girls. Beyond that, the style of showing things from both perspectives is genius.