This review contains spoilers.
Storyline: When teenager Juno finds out she is pregnant after an incident in a chair with her friend Bleeker, she decides to place the child with an adoptive couple she found in the PennySaver.
Actors: Ellen Page, Michael Cera, Jason Bateman
My review: I’ve seen this film two and a half times, and I love it. (Although I usually say “like” even more after watching, which kind of annoys me 😉 .) Teenage pregnancy is a pretty touchy topic and I think the film copes with it very well. I’m really happy that in the end Juno actually gives the child to Vanessa because I would have felt so bad for her if she didn’t. From the first appearance of Jason Bateman’s character, I didn’t really like him. I couldn’t see a proper personality, ugh, I just so hate him! One of the cutest things about the movie is probably the way her dad explains love to Juno (“Look, in my opinion, the best thing you can do is find a person who loves you for exactly what you are. Good mood, bad mood, ugly, pretty, handsome, what have you, the right person is still going to think the sun shines out your ass. That’s the kind of person that’s worth sticking with.” Awww) but then thinks she means him anyway :D. When they first mentioned St. Cloud I was totally like (you see what I mean?!) “MARSHALL’S FROM ST.CLOUD!!” so I checked later and they did actually mean that St. Cloud (although they didn’t film anything there). Man, am I good or what? The one thing that drove me pretty much crazy, was that Juno’s little sister is called Liberty Bell. LIBERTY BELL! I don’t understand how people can do this to their kids! I’m giving this a fantastic 9.5/10, I just love it.
Something I love about this film: Leah – I thought she had the funniest lines and she’s just SO pretty!
My rating: 9.5/10
Did you see/like Juno?
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Shaun of the Dead (2004)
Storyline: Uhm, well… There are zombies who eat people and Shaun tries to save himself, his flatmate, his ex-girlfriend, her two flatmates and his mother with a great plan.
Actors: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Kate Ashfield
My review: Two things: First of all, Simon Pegg looks SO much younger! Well, he is, but it was almost a shock for me after watching The World’s End and Paul… Yes, I had to make this completely useless remark. Anyway, secondly: The second I saw David (Dylan Moran) I knew I’d seen him some film and I found out he was the guy stealing a book in Notting Hill 😀 . I was happy Nick Frost and Simon Pegg did better here than in The World’s End and it’s such a classic anyway (I want to watch Hot Fuzz in nearer future to finish them off…). Some might not see the film’s ending as a bad one (as in not happy), but I think it’s almost depressing! Practically everyone dies and what Sean does with Ed is just plain cruel. But I read that Dianne actually survives after having to eat Dave’s legs (no. comment.) and stays in contact with Liz and Shaun over christmas cards (I mean, what can the internet NOT tell you?!) I got the feeling there was slightly more physical comedy, which I love (as long as it doesn’t go over the top too much). And I would have expected it (apart from a few gross scenes) to be scarier. Is it only me not being very attentive or do they really not explain how the zombies came to be? Anyway, I really liked it 🙂
Something I love about this film: That so many things that happen early in the film suddenly turn up later, like the hog lumps or the instructions on how to shoot.
My rating: 8.5/10
Did you see/like Shaun of the Dead?
Yes, finally a proper review again 😀 It was my birthday a short time ago and I got some new DVDs ready to watch again 😉
Storyline: When the two english sci-fi fans Clive and Graeme travel through America after visiting a comic-con, they find more than just sights on their way: Alien Paul needs their help to find his way back to his UFO after sixty years. (Sorry for the crap summary but I didn’t know what to write)
Actors: Nick Frost, Simon Pegg, Kristen Wiig
My review: This movie is definitely NOT for people who are easily offended if someone says something bad about Christians. On IMDb, everything’s full of Christians complaining that this film was very offensive to them. I am not very religious. So, to all you guys who felt insulted (I’m not trying to start a fight or something, just bringing up the facts here…): There were a total of two extreme Christians and they were in the same family. You can NOT deny, that there aren’t any people like that. And as it was a freaking COMEDY, the characters were supposed to be over the top!!! Were science-fiction lovers insulted because they were portrayed as nerds? Were policemen/agents/whatever insulted because they were shown to be pretty brainless? No! Thank you.
After I had gotten used to the rather frequent swearing, I enjoyed it a lot. There were a lot of references to other sci-fi movies I didn’t get because I haven’t watched many, but that wasn’t a problem in the slightest, I just mentally skipped the things I didn’t understand 😉 The characters actually weren’t that likeable, but they were okay and they were funny enough, so you simply didn’t HAVE to like them.
So, very enjoyable comedy, not to be taken too seriously and probably not something for the whole family…
Something I love about this film: The drawing of Paul. Can Simon Pegg actually draw that well?!
In All: 8.5/10
Maaaaan I should really stop using block letters that much… (And …)
So, I’ve decided to start using paragraphs… Yaaaaay 😉 Let’s see what that looks like.
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
Storyline: Ferris Bueller is a master of his own kind in getting away from school. But this time the principal is determined to catch Ferris to show what a bad example he is.
Actors: Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, Mia Sara
My review: I don’t know how to start. I love it. It’s funny and what I like a lot about it, is that it’s something “new” (well it was when it was made).
The characters are pretty cool, I couldn’t imagine any other actor getting Ferris Bueller like Matthew Broderick. I haven’t seen him in any other films though. And Sloane Peterson (Mia Sara- we didn’t hear much of her after that, did we?) looked really pretty in this although she wore shoulder pads. As for Cameron, I thought he was a little… weird. In a nice way. But I still can’t get used to the 80’s clothes. Whoa. Not good.
I really don’t know what to say about it right now… It’s just awesome, the “Save Ferris” hot air balloon, the dance/sing scene (although it was pretty cliché), all of Ferris’ idea’s. The soundtrack went pretty well with it. The only thing I didn’t think was that funny, was Ed Rooney. I don’t know why, but I just didn’t like him.
Something I love about this film: Charlie Sheen’s appearance. They made him stay up 48 hours before filming to make him look as realistic as possible. Well, it worked 😉 But I also love when Ferris plays the clarinette.
In All: 9/10