Is this a movie just for English majors? I really love all of its… MoreIs this a movie just for English majors? I really love all of its details. First of all it was written by Tom Stoppard (Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead). It is textured and complicated with court intrigues, disguises and comedy as well as romance. It is amazing how much power Shakespeare's lines still have. especially with the layers of meaning here. I've seen this a few times now. This time my favourite line was Paltrow's -- "I gave up the prize for a sonnet" which will resonate with anyone who has ever fallen in love with a struggling talented artist. I also love Fiennes's depiction of Shakespeare owing words to his bosses and dealing with deadlines and scouting for ideas. Judi Dench is so fun to watch as the old Elizabeth.
Even the likeability of Sarah Jessica Parker and Hugh Grant can't save… MoreEven the likeability of Sarah Jessica Parker and Hugh Grant can't save this. They don't have any chemistry and there is nothing funny in the script. Do yourself a favour and just skip it.
This is so good, even if it isn't as dark as the Coens' other movies.… MoreThis is so good, even if it isn't as dark as the Coens' other movies. The Dude becomes the Rooster. And there's MATT DAMON as well. It's narrated from the perspective of a 14-year-old girl who nearly steals the whole damn thing. Beautiful to look at and listen to. So, so good.
Working as a stripper is obviously demeaning, although I suspect it… MoreWorking as a stripper is obviously demeaning, although I suspect it may be more so for women strippers. The screenplay is meant to be a realistic take on this world. It starts off with guys in thongs dancing routines and turns dark in the second half. This is probably Matthew McConaughey's best role as the shrewd businessman but he is still really grating. I expected more from this movie.
I like the premise of What's Your Number. At a certain point when you… MoreI like the premise of What's Your Number. At a certain point when you haven't found someone, maybe you begin to wonder about your ex boyfriends. Have there been too many? Did someone get away? Are you ever going to find someone, or are you going to spend the rest of your life alone on the couch watching dumb romantic comedies? There's always an ex who "reconnects" with you on Facebook and is BETTER now than when you were together.
This is a romantic comedy just like every other romantic comedy. It… MoreThis is a romantic comedy just like every other romantic comedy. It is actually a little better than some romantic comedies because there are good one liners. Overachieving women with zero current boyfriends will be able to relate to Lucy's orders for Chinese. "No, it's an order for one. Always for one."
My 9yo and I both liked this. "Mum, they're not singing in English."… MoreMy 9yo and I both liked this. "Mum, they're not singing in English." "That's because in Brazil people speak Portuguese." "Mum, this movie is not very realistic." "Most movies aren't realistic." "Mum, this movie is really kind of weird." "Is it better than Horton Hears a Who?" "YES!"