MOVIES I SAW IN SEPTEMBER 2016

For the first time!
  1. Can't Buy Me Love
    I know, I can't believe that I haven't seen this before either. It was okay. Typical 80s teen movie. I am obsessed with young Patrick Dempsey though. That hair!
  2. Man Up
    I absolutely loved this movie. I thought it was a lot of fun and super relatable. Lake Bell is a treasure with a surprisingly good British accent. Also I may be attracted to Simon Pegg now??? Idk. I am really glad I found this on Netflix though. It's a solid rom-com and I would definitely recommend it.
  3. Welcome to Me
    Idk how I felt about this. I thought the cast was great and the plot was unique but I had an issue with how this movie dealt with mental illness. While I appreciated the film's attempt to portray Alice's BPD realistically, it's her ONLY defining characteristic. There are things that this movie gets really right but in the end, Alice (Kristen Wiig) feels more like a symptom checklist than a fully-fleshed character. I wanted to like this movie but I just couldn't get passed that.
  4. Bernie
    It was definitely an interesting story and I thought Jack Black was really good. However, it does drag a bit. I spent half the movie on my phone reading about all of the real-life events that took place after this movie came out. I read that the real Bernie lived in Richard Linklater's garage or something??? Idk it was bananas.
  5. Dope
    I really liked this movie. I thought this was a neat twist on the classic high school romp. It's really pretty and the soundtrack is awesome. They try to cover a lot of bases so it's goes in a lot of directions but I enjoyed the ride.
  6. Begin Again
    This movie was cute but kind of underwhelming. Every time I thought something major was going to happen, it didn't. I appreciated this move in parts. I liked half of the characters and I liked half of the music lol. Although I will say that all the music on the street scenes were hella charming and I wanted more.
  7. Imitation of Life
    I'm taking a screen studies class all about gender, sexuality, and power. We watched this the other week. It's a melodrama from 1959 that's a remake of a movie from the 30s. It was made specifically for female audiences so there's lots of interesting stuff going on in this movie regarding gender roles, race, privilege, etc. It was cool to analyze and discuss with my class but idk if I'd recommend it for a movie night or whatever.
  8. Confessions of a Shopaholic
    I caught this on tv a few days ago. I knew it was bad but wow. It's really bad.