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Mar. 18th, 2006

Great things about the movie Sweet November:
- Jason Isaacs
- Jason Isaacs in drag (hideous and HOT at the same time. How does he do it?)
- That cute kid from the Lemony Snicket movie (when does he turn 18?)
- The cinematography is really good. Like...really good. Too good to be wasted on a movie like this
- Charlize Theron in her second best performance ever (the best being in The Italian Job, of course)
- Jason Isaacs, again
- He lets her go/she leaves in the end (thank god)

And the downside?
- It's not very good
- It's predictable
- Keanu Reeves isn't a good actor. Ever, really. With the notable exception of the Bill and Ted movies (that's right...plural. Excellent Adventure AND Bogus Journey.)
- I'm sure if this had been based on a book, the book would have been really good

And now I'm onto Gosford Park, which I'm sure would be amazing if I could get over how many fucking stars are in this movie and try to concentrate on the storyline.


Mar. 21st, 2006 10:38 pm (UTC)
I agree that the idea was interesting. When I first saw the trailer, I was like "Huh, cool." It made me think of The Last Judgement my Michaelangelo in the Sistine Chapel (a favorite of mine) and I liked the initial idea. But it looked like the movie itself was going to be very thriller-oriented, or at least that's how it was being marketed.

The Spanish movie sounds good. I'm not a huge Penelope Cruz fan, but she was pretty good in All About My Mother, and decent in Sahara (though I thought her storyline could have been eliminated completely. It was all about the Matthew and Steve Zahn). I'll add it to my Netflix queue.
Mar. 22nd, 2006 06:50 am (UTC)
Penelope rocks hard in this movie, but I can't tell you why because it'll spoil something good about the movie. I think Penelope is good, she has a good feeling and has chemistry with anyone; she even provided some of the best moments in All the Pretty Horses, which was a bitch to sit through (only managed because I'd read the book), and she's very good in Belle Epoque, I don't know if you saw that.

But I do agree about Sahara. I still crack up when I think about the part where they're bantering about checking out the canon and one of them makes a crack about grabbing coffee or something, I know you know what I'm on about.

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