Monday, August 08, 2005

Movie Reviews

I watched two movies this weekend. I rented 21 grams and didn't like it at all- too choppy and too slow. Last night, I saw the new Bill Murray indie flick, Broken Flowers, at one of my favorite movie theaters. He plays an aging ladies man who discovers that he may have fathered a son and gets convinced by his neighbor, hilariously portrayed by Jeffrey Wright, to visit his old girlfriends to see if he can figure out which one is the mother of his child. I liked the movie a lot, good acting, interesting and believable characters, and lots of funny bits. I only have one complaint- dream sequences. I hate dream sequences. The sooner Hollywood ends its love affair with dream sequences, the better.

4 comments:

Grammar Police said...

"Put an ultimatum on" - I think that means to demand more dream sequences. Maybe you want to "put the kibosh" on dream sequences.

eileen said...

i meant it in the sense of "if you keep putting dream sequences in movies, we'll stop making them" but i will change to clarify. thanks for the correction :)

Beth said...

Hasn't the whole "Bill Murray character fathers a son he doesn't know about" thing already played itself out in The Life Aquatic?!?!

Love the blog - it keeps me entertained when I should be reading process maps (yuck)!

Adam said...

Good point - wasn't he also the substitute-type father in Rushmore?? And the father in Royal Tenenbaums??? Oh wait, that was Gene Hackman, but Bill Murray was in that movie...

Could be a conspiracy!