An innocent, endearing tale of a boy and a girl living next door to each other, and figuring out the complexities of a first crush. I fell in love with this movie, mostly because of it's relatable and honest lines. An example, when Bryce (the boy) was getting ready for a dinner with Juli (the girl he has a crush on) : "I need to put on a shirt that makes me look good, but also makes it seem like I'm not trying too hard. It's a fine line." <---and can I just say, the young man they got for this movie is the kind of boy I would have TOTALLY had a crush on in high school? Yep, they did perfect casting.
The best way to describe this movie is: damn cute! Rating: ★★★
2. Eat, Pray, Love
I was really nervous to see this because I had read the book and LOVED, no, ADORED it. Easily in my top 5 favorite books.
So this is what I did. I gave the movie a chance, knowing that it would NEVER stack up to its literary counterpart. I gave it a chance to be a movie, and not a perfect adaptation of a story I love.
As a movie I really liked it. It was lacking in some areas, but overall the movie was good. Not great, but good...mostly due to the spunkiness of Miss Roberts. I was also pleased that they didn't skip over everything spiritual, which I thought Hollywood might do. A bonus: getting to see breathtaking scenes of Italy. Rating: ★★½
So my other two movies are more chick-oriented. But this movie...this is a movie both men and women can see, and thoroughly enjoy.
What a gem of a film! It's about a waitress (duh) who is in a dead-end, abusive marriage, who then gets pregnant from her dead-end, abusive husband. I don't want to give too much away here--but this is a story about feeling helpless and trapped, and coming out of that.
It's sweet, it's quirky, it's a bit dark, with a little bit of humor. Mix that all up in a bowl and put in into a pie shell...and you've got Waitress! (You'll get that reference once you've watched the movie). Rating: ★★★½
Off the subject of movies, I finally took my TEFL exam yesterday. I'll get the results in "up to 10 days," as the school told me. *Crossing Fingers* and hoping I've passed! (Once I pass I can start applying for jobs in Turkey)!