Recent Movies

So I know I haven’t written about the recent netflix movies we’ve watched (or that I have watched) so I thought I would throw some in now. I’m not going to write the summary of the movie, just what I thought of it.

We just returned Adventureland. It was a cute and sweet movie, not what I was expecting. I was expecting a bit more goofy type of comedy along the lines of Superbad (who happens to be the same director) or Zack and Miri Make a Porno. It wasn’t bad just a little more slow moving than I was expecting.

I also finally watched La Vie En Rose . This movie hung around for a few weeks because Yves wasn’t interested in watching it and at almost 2.5 hours long, I was a little lazy to watch it. I finally did during last Friday’s rainy day. I’m so glad I did as I was very tempted to just send it back. It was riveting!! I didn’t know much about Edith Piaf besides the fact that she is French and an amazing singer and this movie taught me a lot. It was very interesting and very well done as it goes back and forth between various stages in her life. I can’t say the same for I’m Not There, the story about Bob Dylan. I think I made it 30 minutes into the movie before I gave up. Too confusing!

We also did not make it through Chop Shop, the shaky camera was too much for Yves to handle and barely made it through There Will Be Blood. I did like Dear Frankie and Sex in the City (finally watched it!), both movies which Yves did not watch with me. Yves also did not watch 1408 with me as he doesn’t care for those types of movies. I only thought it was ok and only made me a tad jumpy.


  1. September 14th, 2009 | 11:23 pm

    yea, the movies lately have been really sucking..

  2. Jungy
    September 15th, 2009 | 2:15 pm

    I really liked Adventureland-I thought it captured the vibe of what it’s like to work there. Nice that it was a character study and not just stupid frat humor.

    And I also liked Dear Frankie when I saw it back last year. Made me develop my crush for Gerard Butler long before his current slate of films…

  3. Carol Menou a.k.a. Grandma
    September 16th, 2009 | 9:50 pm

    I would love to see “La Vie en Rose” as I love Edith Piaf’s songs. Perhaps I can get the DVD on my next trip..

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