I keep hearing this is a good movie, but I think I am just too old for… MoreI keep hearing this is a good movie, but I think I am just too old for this party crap. I suspect the good reviews from women my age are for all the topless scenes of Zac Efron, because it sure isn't for the great storyline. Don't think I laughed once.
Extremely hard one to rate and review. It is absolute poo, do not get… MoreExtremely hard one to rate and review. It is absolute poo, do not get me wrong. The story barely makes sense, the acting is hammy and the drawn out go carting scene is excruciating, I nearly switched this off right there - I felt like I was watching the Disney channel.
However. I did find I couldn't quite write it off and I did want to see the ending. David Boreanaz does hold this up somewhat (and I am not, and never was, a rabid fan). Even though logically, I know this is atrocious, I do see myself watching this again at some point. Sadly.
Had it's moments, but couldn't call this one a favourite. About half… MoreHad it's moments, but couldn't call this one a favourite. About half an hour too long and doesn't make sense in places. Still, lead character with her swampy Milo addiction was sweet.
Wasn't perfect, and a little slow in places, but likeable cast make… MoreWasn't perfect, and a little slow in places, but likeable cast make this an enjoyable chick flick.
Second viewing update 13/11/2014
I liked this so much more this time around. I have upgraded another star. I think initially I expected a rom com and when it didn't turn out to be exactly that, I felt a bit disappointed.
This is a story about growing up and realizing what you need and what you don't, and learning by making mistakes. It actually does have a nice final message about finding your own strength and not relying on a man.
Pretty gruesome and quite disturbing. Only in the 70's would they have… MorePretty gruesome and quite disturbing. Only in the 70's would they have made a movie about what pretty much amounts to sex zombies.
I don't think it would work as a modern film, and I'm not entirely sure it works here either, but it is interesting and has that 70's thing going for it.
Watched a little of this. Wasn't a Japanese movie as such - more set in America and… MoreWatched a little of this. Wasn't a Japanese movie as such - more set in America and seemed like a caricature of Japanese people. Found it a bit insulting actually.
Reviews suggest it improves but honestly couldn't be bothered watching on to see.
Excellent Japanese movie. A young woman is in a semi abusive… MoreExcellent Japanese movie. A young woman is in a semi abusive relationship with a horrible man who is seeing her on the side. One day she meets an intense girl in a cafe who makes it clear she is interested.
The two form a relationship, but slowly the same patterns start to emerge as with the previous partner.
Interesting and quirky film which manages to be both symbolic and firmly rooted in reality.
Very good movie. Very long at 3 hours. I do think some of it could… MoreVery good movie. Very long at 3 hours. I do think some of it could have been trimmed, but on the other hand, the long running time and many years covered does allow the viewer to really get into Adele's world.
The movie follows her from her teens where she is dating boys, but becomes fixated on one blue haired girl she sees on the street and then later meets in a gay bar.
Then we follow Adele and Emma as their relationship progresses and then eventually fails.
A warning, there is a lot of sex, so if you are uncomfortable with nudity onscreen, probably this is not a good choice. ********spoiler***************
I admit I found the ending somewhat depressing - mostly Emma's reasons for the choice she made. Though it was a mature and thoughtful decision, the romantic in me felt that these girls belonged together even though Adele also made some poor choices.
However, it is true to life, and this is a choice many people make in real life. Head over heart.