Starts off okay, had high hopes, but average in the end. Not awful,… MoreStarts off okay, had high hopes, but average in the end. Not awful, but not memorable either. Kind of a gay American Pie feel to it, but the sequels, not the original cast ones. Okay for the free rental it was, but not a movie I would buy or rewatch. If you like teen movies, and it's free on TV, you might not find it a total waste of an hour and a half.
Okay, I'll admit it, I was one of many sniffling in the cinema. Moving… MoreOkay, I'll admit it, I was one of many sniffling in the cinema. Moving look at first love and loss. Though it's aimed at a teen audience, I suspect many older women would enjoy this too.
Chloe Grace Moretz is excellent in this role as an 18 year old aspiring cello player who falls in love with a rock musician. Her ex rocker parents are also good characters and well cast.
Then comes the car crash which takes everything away and perhaps even her life.
Really wasn't sure I would like this, but I did.
So many thoughts - definitely not what I expected.
Hated the father… MoreSo many thoughts - definitely not what I expected.
Hated the father and son in this - just couldn't wait to see the wild woman get them.
Very disturbing story about an outwardly perfect family and what daddy really does for kicks.
Don't want to say more an ruin it for anyone.
Original rating of 3 stars holds after rewatch. Hadn't seen this one… MoreOriginal rating of 3 stars holds after rewatch. Hadn't seen this one since the 90's.
It's a patchy 80's film with some fun fashions and situations, but it's not amazing.
Melanie looks much better with the black wig on, too, I have to say. The short blonde hair is horrific!
Got to admit, did not know what this was about when I rented it. Kind… MoreGot to admit, did not know what this was about when I rented it. Kind of thought it was a romance story. Oops.
Needless to say, wasn't too enthralled when the romance between Colin firth and Nicole Kidman suddenly turned into war flashbacks set 40 years prior.
Honesty, I was bored crapless for the majority and on the iPad not really paying attention. Bits of it got through. The water torture in particular was harrowing and the reconciliation at the end was surprisingly moving.
I would say this is actually a worthy and well made movie, just not one I would have chosen had I actually read the blurb properly!
Nicole Kidman's role is relatively small. She's really not a main character.
Not bad. From the cover, I expected a war movie, and didn't think I… MoreNot bad. From the cover, I expected a war movie, and didn't think I would be able to sit through it, but actually it was more of a mystery story, dealing with a father searching for his missing soldier son.
Though initially I found the ending anti climatic and vague, the more I thought about it and how the effects of war must warp your mind , I came to respect what they were trying to say here.
Tommy Lee Jones and Charlize Theron are both outstanding here.