Monday, May 26, 2008

Recent movies

This is what I saw in the last couple of weeks:

Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
IMDB summary: A story of a group of California teenagers who enjoy malls, sex and rock n' roll.
It was ok - fun, but not great. I wanted to see it because I'm trying to watch more movies by female directors and Amy Heckerling also directed Clueless, which was fantastic. Perhaps this was the sort of film you had to see while in high school in order to love it!
My rating: C+

Mystic River (2003)
IMDb summary: With a childhood tragedy that overshadowed their lives, three men are reunited by circumstance when one loses a daughter.
Great cast, good story, brilliant direction. Still it's a very dark film, so not for every occasion!
My rating: B+

Bee Season (2005)
IMDB summary: A wife and mother begins a downward emotional spiral, as her husband avoids their collapsing marriage by immersing himself in his 11 year-old daughter's quest to become a spelling bee champion.
I thought it was really weird! There was so much going on and so much of it was unexplained. It was based on a book and I'd be interested to read it because I expect that there's a lot more to the story than a movie could handle. Has anyone read it or seen the film?
My rating: C-

The Princess Diaries (2001)
IMDB summary: A socially awkward but very bright 15-year-old girl being raised by a single mom discovers that she is the princess of a small European country.
I now it's cheesy and for teens, but I really enjoyed it and will be renting the sequel soon! :-)
My rating: B+


BooksPlease said...

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Kim L said...

I liked The Princess Diaries, and I even liked the sequel, which was even cheesier, and less like the books. Great movies!