Better late than never (is it REALLY already 12th April?!), a round up of the films I watched during March:
1. Sarah’s Key
After recently reading the book, I was a bit trepidatious about watching the movie, as I didn’t want to be disappointed. Luckily I wasn’t, and the distressing nature of some of the storyline was dealt with sensitively but without glossing over it. For me the book has the edge, but the movie is well worth watching as well.
I’m a big fan of both Julia Roberts and Susan Sarandon, so I don’t know how I’d managed not to see this film before. It was a jolly good, girly, weepy Saturday afternoon in bed type of movie, and I enjoyed it.
The premise of this film (what if there was a pill that could make you rich and powerful?) was a bit more fantasy-based than my usual choices when it comes to movies, but the lure of Bradley Cooper swung it for me! I enjoyed this more than I anticipated – lots of action kept my attention all the way through.
A worrying reminder that on the internet, everything is not always what it seems, particularly if you’re a young, impressionable teenage girl. The message was a good one, the film not so much – I don’t know whether it was the acting, or the lines themselves, just made it all a bit unbelievable for me.
5. Source Code
It’s very rare that Ashley, William and I sit down and watch a movie together and all enjoy it, but we did enjoy Source Code. Again, it was not my usual cup of tea (all a bit on the sci-fi side), but it was quite cleverly written, and I (mostly) understood what was going on!
Re-watched Salt this month as well, as it was on Sky and Ashley hadn’t seen it. I absolutely loved it the first time I saw it (in the cinema), and was disappointed that I found it all a bit far-fetched and not nearly so enjoyable the second time around. Perhaps it’s just one of those films that’s better on the big screen.
Have you watched any good films lately?