Archive for the ‘Romantic Comedy’ Category

A Lot like Love, 2005, PG-13, **

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

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This is definitely not your typical Kutcher film.  It’s not that complete moron Michael Kelso from that 70’s show or the other moron who can’t find his car (Dude Where’s My Car?, Ashton Kutcher, Sean William Scott).  Ashton is toned down a bit from his usual antics.

It’s definitely a “funky kind of love” that Kutcher (Oliver) and Amanda Peet (Emily) show for one another from the start.  They abruptly get together in the bathroom of an airplane.  Now, saying that would make you think it was a one time deal, but these two seem to hit if off “so to speak”. 

Over the next couple years they get back together each time because one of them has gone through a break up and the other needs companionship.  It seems as though they are destined to be together but neither will admit to it.  Although the story does drag here and there you will definitely appreciate the funny moments throughout the story.

From road trips, photos, hang outs, bad break ups filled with heartache, the quirky pair finally make their decision about one another once and for all. 

Valentine’s Day, 2010, **1/2 PG-13

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

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This Valentine’s Flick has an outstanding cast of veteran actors such as Jamie Foxx, Julia Roberts (and her niece, Emma Roberts) as well as new talent, like Taylor Swift, the country singer, and Taylor Lautner, the “Twilight,” and “New Moon” hottie; Bradley Cooper from last years best comedy, “Hangover,” as well as Ashton Kutcher, Grey’s Anatomy’s, Patrick Dempsey, Sin City’s Jessica Alba, and Elektra herself, Jennifer Garner, among others.

 

I believe this was a very well done, intertwined ultimate love-day story.  There is something for everyone in this romantic comedy.  Everything turns out alright in the end, the way love is intended to be.  You simply can’t miss Ashton Kutcher as a florist shop owner!

 

I can say that is it not in an way sappy, but funny, and fun for girls, and guys.  The dos and dont’s of dating, and what it really means to be a true friend, and loved one is what you will grasp from this feature.  Catch this one on DVD.

The Ugly Truth, 2009, *1/2, PG-13

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

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Starring:  Katherine Heigl, Gerard Butler

 

This movie was disappointing.  It’s your typical romantic comedy, but it seemed like certain scenes were unfinished, and there was way too much back and forth banter, and not enough action!

 

Essentially Gerard Buter plays Mike, the raunchy late night host of, “The Ugly Truth.”  He talks about why women are crazy, and all men care about is the way a woman looks.  Katherine Heigl plays Abby, a producer of a Sacramento morning show/news program.  The ratings are low during sweeps month, and her manager decides to hire Butler to do his Ugly Truth program on the show.   

 

As expected Abby (Heigl, “Knocked Up”) is furious with this decision, but slowly begins to realize Mike (Butler, “PS I Love You) is actually saying the truth about relationships, and starts to fall for him, (while she’s trying to pine after her neighbor—pretty boy orthopedic surgeon named, Colin—(Eric Winter).

 

There are some fun scenes, with Heigl and Butler dancing, and Butler having fun with two bimbos in a pool of Jello.  Renting it could be fun, if you are in love with Gerry Butler.

The Rocker, 2008, ***, PG-13

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

 

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Starring:  Rainn Wilson, Christina Applegate

 

The guy from “The Office,” and “House of 1,000 Corpses,” stars in this hilarious flick about a drummer that almost made it big, and now has a second chance at stardom.  Rainn Wilson plats, Robert “Fish” Fishman, an extremely dedicated drummer for the eighties hair band “Vesuvius,” who is living the rock n’ roll dream until he is unceremoniously kicked out of the band.

 

Twenty years after his rock star fantasies are destroyed, just when Fish has finally given up all hope, he hears that his nephew’s high school rock band A.D.D. is looking for a new drummer. They reluctantly make him the newest member of the band, giving him a chance to reclaim the rock God throne he’s always thought he deserved.  He takes the young band along for the ride of their lives.

 

This film is much better than I thought it would be.  Rainn Wilson, reminds me of a sort of “Jack Black” character zany, with sanity, like in his passionate for music film, “School of Rock,” or the goofy film, Tenacious D: The Pick of Destiny.” 

 

Great supporting roles, by Christina Applegate, and that girl we all remember from “Superbad,” who plays Jules, Emma Stone, the bassist for A.D.D.

 

Rent this flick today.

Four Christmases 2008, **1/2, PG-13

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

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Starring: Vince Vaughn, Reese Witherspoon, Robert Duvall, John Favreau, Jon Voight, Sissy Spacek, Mary Steenburgen, Tim McGraw, Kristin Chenoweth

 

Lots of name brands in this Reese and Vince flick.  It’s not the greatest Christmas ever, but you will definitely get some laugh-out-loud scenes.

 

Brad (Vaughn, “Fred Claus,” “The Wedding Crashers”) and Kate (Witherspoon, “Vanity Fair,” “Walk the Line”) are a happy couple, not wanting kids or marriage, that both have a set of divorced parents.  When their flight plans to their tropical vacation are delayed they must attend 4 houses, on Christmas.

 

After spending some time with Brad’s baby nephew, she realizes maybe having children isn’t so bad.  Once they arrive at her sister’s house, she just might get a surprise after taking a pregnancy test, or at least a surprise that will leave you cracking up for a few minutes!

 

This is a ridiculous slap-stick comedy, which is fun to watch, only once.  Enjoy!  With Vince and Reese you can’t go wrong.  Get it on DVD.

 

 

Julie & Julia 2009, ****, PG-13

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

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Starring:  Amy Adams, Meryl Streep, Stanley Tucci, Chris Messina

 

I wasn’t too thrilled to see this flick, but since a friend wanted to go, I went.  When your expectations are low, usually the outcome is pretty good  However, I am a fan of Meryl Streep, and that probably helped.

 

This is the story of a present day writer, Julie Powell played by Amy Adams (based on her true story) of her documenting on a blog about the experiences cooking every recipe over the course of a year via Julia Child’s cook book.  The film goes back and forth between Child’s life in France learning to cook in the 50s, and present day Julie learning to cook and blog part time, as a full time federal cubical worker, in NYC.

 

Meryl Streep portrays Child, and doesn’t one heck of an outstanding, hilarious job.  It’s another film about passion for ones career, hobbies, and overall getting through the messy times with the motivation of a significant other.  Great supporting husband roles by Stanley Tucci, and Chris Messina.

 

This is a perfect, fun movie, comedy-drama.  You will certainly laugh; enjoy it with a friend.