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The Object Of My Affection

Published August 17, 2019

The Object Of My Affection

This maybe wasn’t the rom-com I was hoping for, it was far more serious than the current breed of comedies. But it was still good and raised a lot of interesting questions about love and friendship. It was quite nice, as well, that there was no real bad guy, although Vince did the best he could to be hated. It was just people falling in and out of love and doing their best to deal with it.

You Again

Published August 10, 2019

You Again

It was really good! In the category of rom-com, although the rom is mostly happening to our protagonist’s brother, it tugged at a lot of feelings for me. I did not enjoy school either, kids are mean, so it was interesting to see what it might be like to be confronted with someone from your past like that.

Destination Wedding

Published August 4, 2019

Destination Wedding

I really loved this. I can totally understand that this is going to be a film that you either love or hate, but I loved it. It’s just Winona and Keanu bickering for 90 minutes, and it was brilliant. Although at times things got a little bit wordy and it started to feel you were watching a high-brow play, but whenever that happened, one of them would just let slip an insult that brought you right back down to earth.

Moulin Rouge!

Published July 6, 2019

Moulin Rouge!

So look, we may not have been exactly in the right frame of mind to start watching another film - it was late, we had been drinking. But this was so not good. I love Baz Luhrmann’s work, so arty, so well-crafted, so fitting with strong music that gives you a sensory overload sort of vibe and really sucks you in.

The Girl on the Train

Published June 16, 2019

The Girl on the Train

Obviously I knew the main plot points and how it all unravelled but it was still really fascinating to see how they worked through it on the screen. It worked pretty well. I wonder if I wouldn’t have struggled a little to start with, it felt quite confusing despite me already knowing the plot, but it soon settled down into a good unpredictable thriller.

Second Act

Published June 12, 2019

Second Act

I was expecting this one to be your standard fluffy rom-com style movie, but it had more layers and more humour to it than I was expecting. Firstly, of course, it’s inspirational - be who you want to be, lying might get your far but it won’t be easy to live with, and that you can make a success of your life with or without a college degree, even if it doesn’t quite go to plan.

Book Club

Published June 1, 2019

Book Club

This was a surprise. The trailer made it look totally watchable but in reality, it was brilliant! The main four cast are obviously fantastic, and they seem to have a good chemistry which is a good start to making a film like this work. Throw in a rather attractive pilot in Andy Garcia as well as some other likeable significant others and you’ve got all you need.

The Fault in Our Stars

Published May 17, 2019

The Fault in Our Stars

I’ve read the book this film is based upon and really liked it but knew it was going to take a little while to muster the courage to watch the film - it’s going to be an emotional rollercoaster, I thought. And yea, it was exactly that.

Little Italy

Published March 24, 2019

Little Italy

I love Emma Roberts and was interested to see Hayden in a role that wasn’t Sith-based, so although this is a low-profile and not-well-reviewed rom-com, I was keen. It was good, entertaining enough, but it did have some issues. I wasn’t totally convinced by the chemistry between the two leads – much preferred the relationship between the grandma and grandpa.

Isn't It Romantic

Published March 16, 2019

Isn't It Romantic

I was ready to watch this film the moment I saw Rebel and Adam were in it, they are so good together. I was, perhaps, slightly nervous because, apart from Big, the concept of out-of-body alternative universe movies doesn’t really appeal to me (the Freaky Fridays and 13 Going On 30s of this world). Maybe I’ve judged them too harshly, or maybe this was a particularly good one, but I really enjoyed it.