Thursday, December 27

two movies

Saw two movies in one day. I don't remember the last time this happened, but it was kind of awesome---like I was really dabbling in luxury and nothing-to-do-at-all-ness with my favorite partner in crime/laziness. With a little basketball game with the fam in between.


First up was "Juno." Loved it. Story, filming and acting were all pretty fabulous. (Ellen Page is adorable and my idea of Bella---if I liked Bella, which I don't. I think she is boring.) Kimya Dawson is brilliant. Can't wait for the soundtrack. The music in this film was kind of off the charts, in a finding-and-making-the-perfect-fit kind of way. The "I don't see what anyone can see in anyone else" song is sweet and smart and funny.


Watched "Waitress" On Demand, and was let down a little. It made me depressed, despite a happy ending. Maybe I didn't get it. Or maybe it wasn't a good fit for my sense of humor. Maybe I need to give it a little more credit for being made independently and just take it for what it is. Because that Keri Russel is undeniably cute.

Also watched "Once" again on Christmas Day and loved it more than ever.

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12 comments:

sunny said...

Once - it's top of my netflix list yet I keep insisting on holding onto three netflix films that I've SEEN BEFORE yet haven't watched in the month I've had them. your reminder of how good Once is (I've not seen it yet) is getting me to mail in already-viewed films and get Once to watch!

Juno - I'm holding my breath until I can see this film. Cannot wait!

Waitress - it took awhile to grow on me but once it ended, I did NOT want it to end. I wanted to go "no, no, no...this isn't happening!" It did.

Catherine said...

This is the best time of the year for watching films, I am hanging out to see Juno also. Once is without a doubt my favourite film of this past year, just so beautiful in every way. I watched Paris Je t'aime last night and thought that was great, some I liked and some I disliked but it such a lovely idea

liz s said...

I can't wait for juno either. now i just need a babysitter....

100 Percent Cottam said...

i really liked waitress, but know what you mean. just liked the theme of finally getting tough. finally standing up for yourself. can't wait to see juno. can't. wait!

laceyJ. said...

Ali! We must discuss your reaction to 'Waitress...' man. I looved that movie. (But, I am obsessed with Felicity, I mean, Keri Russel... just a little.)

sarah marie said...

oh my gosh i LOVED waitress..in fact i got it for christmas. i actually kind of related to it. which is unbelievable and i guess since that part of my life is over..maybe that's why i can enjoy the movie? and can't wait to see juno.

kelly said...

we went to a late showing of once last night...how lovely is that film?! still humming the tunes in my head. beautiful!

Christy said...

I actually agree completely with your reveiw of Waitress. It didn't click with me or something.

Dede said...

We saw Juno on Christmas and LOVED it! We actually went home right after and bought the soundtrack...sooo good.

Alison said...

Finally! I'm so excited. I also thought Bella was a little boring...but loved the story so much. Thanks for being brave and saying that "out loud!"

Dansie Family said...

loved waitress. watched it with tos, though and he thought it was ridiculous. i just couldn't stop laughing the whole time unless i wanted to cry: a little dark i guess.

Jeremy said...

Ali-I'm a bit behind everyone. I think I took a blogging vacation around the holidays!

I wanted to say that Juno was absolutely fantastic in every way! I also went straight home and bought the soundtrack and I think Hallie's gonna murder me if I play it one more time...

...Funny, we also saw waitress over our "break," and I found it very hard to like. I have a really hard time with movies that deal with infidelity though, always have.

Once is growing on me. I'm sold on the music (another soundtrack Hallie has heard more than her fair share of), but the movie was kind of bland to me. I didn't feel like there was a lot of progression or evolution in it and that it just randomly ended. But heaven be thanked for the beautiful soundtrack!