This is my month DVD/film post. September has been a bit of an odd month DVD/Film watching wise, so please forgive me.
We have a Love Film membership, I add things to my list, mostly with a bit of analysis. Sometimes, something odd comes over me and when the following film fell onto my doormat, I did wonder why; Star Trek, the one with Simon Pegg. Mr Noo was not impressed, he prefers something with subtitles, preferably on the gritty side of reality. Sci-fi is not for him. I thought there must be some reason why I picked this – I couldn’t think what it was. I settled down with confidence, assuring him he’d enjoy it. He lasted 15 minutes and that first 15 minutes it all seemed OK, fairly exciting. But actually, I was bored and the main plot centres around a black hole. Which I didn’t really ‘get’ therefore the rest of the film was a fairly ‘black hole’ for me. Am sure lots of people love this, but it wasn’t for us. A random choice, so what did I expect.
Eat Pray Love
Haven’t read the book, didn’t know much about it.
I struggle a little bit with Hollywood actresses that I know are in there early 40’s playing love lost 30 year olds, or maybe it’s because I am no longer an angst ridden 30 year old that I struggled to relate to it. In this instance; Julia Roberts.
Obviously, there’s much more to the ‘story’ in the book and I suspect from book to screen it lost something. Because it did seem every time she met a bloke, that was it boom, great, fall in love, move in. All seems fine, then she leaves – err why?
Her marriage seems OK, but she’s outa there in a flash, then she meets another guy and boom straight in there and then boom straight out again.
The crunch of the film – the travel bit, Italy, India and Bali is fairly entertaining, if not hugely engaging, but her character didn’t grab me and I watched with a friend and wine and for me there is always that temptation to make a comment and before you know it, your both commenting and not really taking it seriously because the wine and wit has taken over.
Didn’t warm to it. Seemed to be missing something.
Nicole Kidman stars and this is a film that had some how completely passed me by. Sat down to watch it with no real idea of what it is about. It explores the relationship and lives of a couple whose 4 year old son has died and those around them. It’s brilliantly acted and a very good film, it is sad, of course. I would recommend it but imagine from the subject matter it may not appeal.
I don’t know how she does it
Finally, I went to the cinema to see this. I know the reviews were awful but I wanted to see the take on ‘working mothers’. I could write several hundred words on the various ‘clichés’ in this film that undermines; working mothers, working fathers, parents, it is really offensive to stay at home mothers, single career women – oh I could go on. The fact that it seems to place the satirical ‘issues’ with disorganised working mothers, the pressures of having children and wanting to work. When actually, the problem is inflexible business practices that fail to recognise people have a life beyond work, but there’s not a lot funny in that. But there wasn’t a lot funny in ‘I don’t know how she does it’ either.
And in my opinion SJP can’t act.
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