Wednesday, July 22, 2009

" My Husband Has Been Out of Town " Movie reviews

My husband has been out of town for the last 3 weeks hiking the John Muir trail. As much as I miss him, I enjoy having time to watch movies that he would never want to watch with me (and to catch up on my scrapbooking). Here are the movies I have watched.

Mama Mia - Cute story, love the ABBA music, Pierce Brosnan can't sing.

Nights at Rodanthe - love Diane Lane, a nice love story, hated the ending.

August Rush - a very sweet story.

Dead Poet's Society - love, love, love this movie. The way Keating makes the students rip up the textbook and learn to love poetry speaks to my homeschooling heart. His teaching style also reminded me of my darling professor husband. I bawled at the end when the boys all stand on their desks.

The Bucket List - Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman are just great. Not my favorite movie, but I enjoyed it and was glad I had the chance to watch it.

P.S. I Love You - Gerard Butler is hot, Hilary Swank is not. A good love story nonetheless. I was surprised by the ending, but liked it.

St. Elmo's Fire - I absolutely loved this movie as a teenager and wondered if I would still like it as an adult... I do. It is such a great Brat Pack movie and the lines in it are just so quotable. I found myself anticipating some of the lines and saying them along with the characters.

Moulin Rouge - so bizzare, I thought about not watching it after the first 10 minutes, but I was scrapbooking and our TV remote is broken, so I kept watching. It was very weird to have the characters that are supposedly in the early 1900's start singing modern songs. I got used to it after a while. Overall, I didn't hate this movie like I thought I would after watching the first scene.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button - An interesting concept. I liked the story and the epic quality, but I kind of hated the ending.

1 comment:

Mrs. Blimes said...

k. gotta see mama mia! big plans for that one as i lurve me some DANCING QUEEN!

Nights in Rodanthe...BLEH! I too hated the ending but i LOVED the inn they stayed at the whole time!

PS I Love You was a pretty good one but the book was WAY better (as always)