Love & Other Drugs (2010)

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So I was browsing the Wikipedia and IMDb pages for Love & Other Drugs to jog my memory before writing this review, and was surprised at how much space is dedicated to the discussion of the nudity in this film. I don’t remember the nudity at all. Granted it’s been several weeks since we watched the movie, but I honestly have no memory of Anne Hathaway’s breasts or Jake Gyllenhaal’s butt. Of course, my college degree did require several life drawing classes (that’s where you draw nude models for two hours a day, twice a week for an entire semester), so naked bodies in movies rarely register for me. Continue reading

Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

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Little Miss Sunshine is one of the best films of the past two decades. It’s one of those quiet comedy-dramas about family that sticks with you long after you’ve watched it. Maybe it’s because most people’s families are not nearly as weird as the one portrayed here, so you leave the movie feeling a little better about your life. Also, Steve Carrell is the best. Continue reading

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)

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If you’ve never seen a Wes Anderson film, I recommend starting here. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou is the one of Anderson’s more accessible comedies, and while it may not be his best work (I personally love The Darjeeling Limited), it’s still hilarious and visually stunning in a way that screams “Wes Anderson made this!” (Which may or may not be a good thing, depending on your thoughts about him as a filmmaker.) Continue reading

The King’s Speech (2010)

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Sally always makes fun of me for not loving this film. While I can definitely appreciate the quality of this film– it is well made and nearly every actor involved is at the top of their game, especially Colin Firth in a deserved Oscar winning performance– I just find it really difficult to get really invested in a story about a pompous prince who can’t talk properly. Continue reading