Monday, May 29, 2006

Suzy's Movie Reviews

I rented 5 movies on my way home from work on Thursday so that I'd be all set for being lazy and unproductive (and inside) on this record-setting hot Memorial Day weekend. So I'll give you all of my unsolicited and unprofessional opinions!

Rumor Has It: Cute and kinda fun, but nothing to pee your pants about. Shirley MacLaine has some great lines that cracked me up! Want a man to leave a room so you can have a private conversation? "Jeff, go play with your dick." And if you quickly want to see part of one of Jennifer Aniston's boobs, then this is the movie for you.

Capote: Since I know very little about Truman Capote and have never read any of his work, I wasn't sure what to expect. I think I would've enjoyed it more if at least one of those things had happened. I can definitely see why Philip Seymour Hoffman won the Oscar. I think if you're a fan of Truman Capote or PSH, then this is a good movie to see. If not... well, it's up to you.

The 40-Year-Old Virgin: This movie was not nearly as funny as what I thought it was going to be. There was a lot of swearing just for the sake of swearing, and I'm not a big fan of that. The one scene where Steve Carell was getting his chest waxed was really funny, though. There was a lot of swearing in that scene, but it seemed a little more fitting in that case. So, if you like seeing some random boobs, hearing a lot of swearing, and a few funny scenes, then this is the movie for you.

Match Point: It seems like I'd heard a lot about this movie and how good and intriguing it was supposed to be. If so, then I missed the boat. I seriously got bored with this movie. There's a bit of a twist at the end, but not enough of a twist to be worth all the boredom leading up to it. Scarlett Johansson annoyed me - like she does most of the time. Jonathan Rhys Meyers was part of why this movie was so boring. He was so bland the whole movie! And I'm not sure why I keep hearing how hot he is. So, if you like a movie in London with a lot of non-action and almost seeing Scarlett Johansson's boobs, then this is the movie for you.

The Family Stone: Of the 5 movies I rented, this was my favourite. When it first started, I thought it was kind of annoying. Sarah Jessica Parker's character was so overly uptight and unfriendly that it didn't seem all that realistic. Not to mention the mom (Diane Keaton) and the youngest sister (Rachel McAdams) are so clique-ish and mean, that that also doesn't seem terribly realistic. However, once the movie gets going and the characters become a little more human, then it's really enjoyable. There's a little more drama to it than I expected and a number of really touching, sweet scenes. I cried. There are also some funny moments. There's a particular scene that involves some falling and chasing between the characters that was absolutely hilarious and something I really could see happening in a family. (Not my own family, but a family with enough siblings. lol) I especially loved Luke Wilson in this movie, and I think it's his character's humanity that carries the movie at the beginning when I wanted to smack everyone else. So, all in all, pretty good and probably one I'd recommend for most. :)

You all can let me know if you agree or disagree with any of this if you've seen any of these. And please let me know if you have any I should definitely see or definitely avoid in the future! I hope you all had a great weekend. Mine was terrific. I got a lot of great time with Master and got to spend a lot of time being lazy. The fact that the fire alarm is going off right now doesn't bother me since it happens from time to time and appears to be a false alarm just like it always has been before. Ah, the fun of communal living!



Blogger dirk.mancuso said...

I really liked THE FAMILY STONE too -- which I only rented because it featured my beloved Rachel McAdams (so adorable!).

You totally nailed my feelings on 40 YEAR OLD VIRGIN. I was expecting soooooo much better considering this was from the creator of FREAKS AND GEEKS.

But we differ on MATCH POINT. I am SOOOOO in love with Miss Scarlet Johansson's hair and with boozy floozy types so she was "da bomb" for me. I bet her hair is as soft as spun silk. As for Jonathon Rhys Meyers. What can I say? Those eyes...those lips...that boyish charm. I'm smitten.

As for the inaugural launch of "Suzy's Movie Reviews" -- two thumbs up! (I borrowed's not an orignal. Just sayin'.)

May 29, 2006 7:44 PM  
Blogger Prismiad said...

I so badly want to comment, but I've seen none of these movies and only know a couple of the actors so...

May 30, 2006 11:41 AM  
Blogger Liz said...

I loved Capote, and Virgin was good for a few laughs here and there but I wished we'd rented something else. I haven't seen any of the others, but maybe I'll rent The Family Stone. I have a little bit of a crush on SJP.

May 30, 2006 12:17 PM  
Blogger Roxanne said...

I haven't seen any on your list. But I had been considering The Family Stone and maybe Rumor Has It. So thanks for the great reviews! Now I know if I'm in the mood to see J Anniston's skin I can run to the video store. I just saw Vince Vaughn on Leno last night and supposedley she has a 'nude' scene in their new movie "The Break Up". Not sure what all is exposed but I'm sure many a man will be running to the theater after hearing that!

May 30, 2006 3:51 PM  
Blogger Master said...

I so badly want to comment, but I've seen none of these movies and only know a couple of the actors so...

December 11, 2007 1:07 PM  

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