It’s the time of year when it’s too cold/snowy/icy to spend any time outdoors and that makes it the perfect time of year to go to the movies. I’ve seen 5 movies in the last 3 weeks. I think that’s a new record for me. I already told you about Valkyrie and Doubt. Now I’ll tell you about the other three.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
This was great! Brad Pitt is a complete hunka hunka and Cate Blanchett is gorgeous and a wonderful actress. The story is unbelievable, of course, but that’s what makes it so good. This is really one of those all-encompassing movies – the kind where it takes you a while to come back down to earth after you leave the theater. I loved it and would definitely recommend it.
Of all the movies I’ve seen these last few weeks this is the one I have thought about the most. It’s uplifting and original and really really good. I thought the subtitles would be annoying but they aren’t at all, some of the movie is in English, in fact. The actors are great and the fact that they are “unknown” makes the movie even more enjoyable. If you go see only one of the movies I have recommended make it be this one.
This was really good but sort of depressing. Or maybe bleak is a better word. The portrayal of life in the suburbs in the 1950s is very good and the set details are terrific. The acting is fantastic and the despair and hopelessness the characters feel is completely believable. You won’t leave the theater feeling uplifted but you will know you’ve seen a great film.