Thursday, February 17, 2011

Just Go With It



My View: This weeks film is Just Go With It.  What the heck is Jennifer Aniston and Nicole Kidman doing slumming in this Adam Sandler comedy?   Did they just buy another house that has to be paid for?  Did they lose big in Vegas?  This movie is as if Sandler and his buddies decided, "Let's make a movie in Hawaii", took all of two hours to write the script, threw every plot twist they could come up against a wall and left in the scenes that stuck.  Sandler plays a jilted plastic surgeon who meets the woman of his dreams (played by Sports Ill. swimsuit model, Brooklyn Decker) but has to come up with lie upon lie to keep her.  Aniston plays his office manager who goes along with Sandler's lies, posing as his soon to be ex-wife.  Why anyone in this movie continues with the lies is beyond me.  Aniston and Kidman are absolutely wasted in their roles, and Nick Swardson, as Sandler's best buddy, make this film almost unwatchable.    My Rating:   Cable



The 50(A movie from my best/worst films of all time list):  
 #50 Best Film:
Schindler’s List  (1993):  Multiple Oscar winning film that, through the wonderful use of black and white,  depicts a factory in Poland that is manned by a Jewish workforce under the occupation of the Nazis.  Liam Neeson plays the owner of the factory that gets more and more involved with the health and welfare of his workers, sacrificing his good standing with the Nazis and his financial status.  Beautifully directed by Steven Spielberg, this movie lives up to its tag-linem "Whoever saves one life, saves the world entire".  Schindler's List info

Forgotten Film:  Starting Over (1979)  This is how a romantic comedy is done, with a wonderful script by James L Brooks and a restrained performance by Burt Reynolds (who, sadly, was overlooked for a Best Actor nod that year).  Reynolds plays a divorced man who is trying to start his life over.  Jill Clayburgh plays his love interest and Candice Bergen steals every scene she is in as Reynolds ex-wife who decides that maybe what they had together was worth fighting for.   Will Burt go with his new love or go back to his old life?  Starting Over info

In Case You Missed It(A Film Just Released on DVD):  Let Me In (2010)   Creepy, bloody horror film about a troubled young boy named, Owen (played by Kodi Smit-McPhee) who befriends a mysterious girl (Chloe Grace Moretz) who has just moved into his apartment building.  People begin dying, Vampires may be involved and Owen must decide if this new friendship is worth risking his life for.  Moretz makes this remake of the Swedish film Let The Right One In worth seeing.   Let Me In info   My Rating:  Bargain Matinee

Weird Credits:   From the credits of Just Go With It:  "Miss Kidmans Dancing Double"

Coming Soon to a Theatre Near You:   Beginners
Ewan McGregor plays a man trying to find love, and discovers that his father is not only gay, but is also dying.  Beginners Trailer

Until Next Time!

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