Monday, January 10, 2011
Starring: Meg Ryan, Annette Bening, Eva Mendes, Debra Messing, Jada Pinkette Smith, Candace Bergen, Cloris Leachman, Bette Midler, Carrie Fisher
A wealthy New Yorker leaves her cheating husband and bonds with other society women at a resort.
I liked this movie. The premise was a good idea. The story at times was hilarious which I appreciate. They showed getting cheated on as a serious problem and what happens when your perfect life just fall apart with one stupid decision.
Okay, now comes the hazy part. The movie is called THE WOMEN yet half way through the movie--well not really half way but just beyond the halfway mark, all the women disappeared except for Meg Ryan's character. It was like the others didn't exist and that they didn't have a problem except for her. It was strange the way the writer simply cut them for all that time then had them pop back in just before Debra Messings character was giving birth to what had to be her millionth child. The birthing scene was blow out out of proportion and completely unnecessary and the ending was not very practical.
Meg Ryan's character husband cheats on her with the slutty store clerk and she takes him back. What kind of message is that sending? You cheat on me you're gone and I do mean gone! I didn't like that and it kinda turned me off the whole movie.I didn't think any thinking woman, who's husband left her and her almost teenage daughter after about eleven years of marriage would put up with taking him back. I mean he obviously wants something else, why would he leave you to begin with, right? I don't know that didn't sit well with me. But it's an okay movie for a nice, quiet, night at home before watching a real movie.
Saturday, January 8, 2011
Starring: Ben Stiller, Robert Dinero, Owen Wilson
Story: Family-patriarch Jack Byrnes wants to appoint a successor. Does his son-in-law, the "male nurse", Greg Focker have what it takes?
Where to begin?...hrm...Okay, let's be real here...if I had paid to see this movie I would be SO mad right now. If you are going out for a night out with the boys or with your best friend, avoid this movie. I mean, if you have to pay to see it, see something else. A movie is like 10 bucks these days and most of us have to work a hour to earn that so don't waste it. If you have scene points and feel for a free movie that you don't really care about then by all means see this one. I went with the best friend and I am still wondering why we even saw that movie. I HATED the first two they made and only watched those because they were on TV and SPIKE TV didn't have anything good on. The only good part to this movie were the children--well the little boy.
Three days later and I am still trying to figure out why Owen Wilson was even in this movie--I dont remember him being in the others. His role was just not necessary to further any kind of plot. The jokes were irritating, Ben Stiller was his usual self though I have to admit he looks really good in this movie. His acting wasn't that good. Rob Dinero needs to start doing better movies because if this should be his last movie he would roll in his grave. The movie just seemed to drag on and on and on--I was sitting there rolling my eyes through most of it and asking my best friend "erm...really??" through the rest. The little boy (Little Focker #1) saved it as best he could but damn--the movie was bad.