Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Movies - Juno and The Bucket List

When I am in the mood for a good movie, I really enjoy the good ol' fashioned love story (in one form or another) with a plot line that brings a tear or two to my eyes at one point or another during the film. The love is not always about male/female relationships, but love of a friendship, love of a child, love of a pet and sometimes even love of the world.
SmileyCentral.comFilms that spark emotion are my favorites. Scary films just scare me...and I don't like that emotion. So, the reason I say this is because I recently saw two very good movies, which both shared this feeling of "I'm so happy I could cry" emotion.

Juno is a "coming of age" movie, which partially sparked my interest, because this was the outcome of a first time screenwriter done good. Just like I felt about Good Will Hunting when it hit theaters a few years ago. Also, partially because of the underlying coming of age theme throughout it. I'd give it 5 stars out of 5. Check out the trailer and decide for yourself:

A teenage girl makes difficult decisions when faced with an unplanned pregnancy.

Another movie that could do no wrong is The Bucket List , starring Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson. I would pay every cent in my pocket to anyone who could keep a straight face when Jack Nicholson's character kisses the "Most beautiful girl in the world". There are also two of the best actors in the world starring in this movie and Rob Reiner is the Director. Although, I'd have to give this a 4 1/2 out of 5, but only because I felt I'd seen this storyline a few too many times. Check out the movie trailer and you make the decision:

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