Monday, March 12, 2007

movies, movies and movies

The last few weeks I saw some really amazing works at the cinema.

We'll start with "The Pursuit of Happyness": Based on a true story of a salesman (by Will Smith) who against all odds manage to achieve what he wants through sheer determination.
But at the same time, he managed to keep his feet on the straight and narrow path, even when faced with being robbed, no home, left by his wife, caring for his son, entertaining him, to be on the same level as his peers by not causing pity and lending money when he himself is short of.
I really like the story on this one, because many times as I watched the movie, I am tempted to say "Give it up, choose one of the easy path" but he kept on going and succeed.

Next is Ms.Nia Dinata's "Berbagi Suami" (a.k.a "Love for share") ; what I enjoy about this movie is there is no judgement passed, no critics, no prejudiced. It simply tells a story (or rather 3 stories) of women who must (by situation or choice) share their husband with other women.
You know that feeling when you came out of the cinema feeling "happy" or "sad" or "angry" because of the story? I came out of the cinema not with those feelings crowding me but felt simply "entertained".

Now, the "History Boys" is highly recommended by one of my colleague. So, feeling somewhat curious, I went on the first opportunity.
The "History Boys" apparently showing for the first time as a play, not as a movie, it won quite a few awards.
Most of the conversations revolve around the history of europe and since there are no such subject during my schooling years, I have really no idea half of what they are spouting about. But, by no means it makes a boring movie, since you can read the expression each of the characters potray, their passion and their antics.

We'll end this round with "Music and Lyric"; I was a bit skeptical when I first heard of the movie. It simply shouted "The other version of Meg Ryan-Tom Hanks romatic comedy". Although I love "You've got mail" (especially the score), I really put this off until there are no better choices around (I am SO not going to watch "300"!!). Finally, went with my buddy on Sunday night and its pretty good. Quite a painfull beginning with the music video clip of Hugh Grant in tight white pants, but the rest of the movie is fun. Off course, catchy score, witty banter between the two makes the movie very entertaining but this should be the last movie for Hugh in similar character unless the character comes with a grandchild or two (Sorry Hugh). I still prefer Richard (Gere) for my "charming rogue turned devoted boyfriend".

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