Late, I know. Never mind, eh? Let’s go for it.
1. The Heat
Highly entertaining cop comedy with Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy both at their comic best. Passed a couple of hours on a plane nicely.
2. Safe Haven
Based on the Nicholas Sparks novel of the same name, very watchable romantic drama. Passed another couple of hours on the plane!
3. Charlie St Cloud
Tug on the heartstrings drama, about a teenage boy getting over the death of his younger brother. Watchable, but struggled to hold my attention all the way through.
One of my favourite stories my mum tells me about her younger years is that she went to the cinema to see this film and loved it so much, she stayed in the cinema and watched it all the way through again, thus getting into trouble for being late back to college! I’d never seen it before and came upon a DVD Mum lent me ages ago while decluttering for the move, so I watched it. It was lovely. TERRIBLY old-fashioned, but lovely nevertheless. Life really was simpler back then.
5. Red Dog
Lovely Australian film based on a true story about a dog who united a disparate community in the outback. Will and I cuddled up on the sofa one night and watched this together. Good one for all the family.
I really hate films that are billed as ‘comedy dramas’ and turn out to be anything but. Although this movie about a man in his early 20s who discovers he has cancer has some comic moments, it is IN NO WAY a comedy. (Please take note, Flixster). And I hadn’t bargained for it being quite so much of a drama, because I was expecting something lighter. That said, I ended up really enjoying it, and thought it was beautifully made, with lots to say about life, love, friendship and family. Definitely not a comedy though.
And that’s it for this month – have you seen any good films recently?