My Sassy Girl (2001)

The romantic comedy. It’s a genre where a lot of people (especially men) will have mixed feelings about. The target audience are usually women and the stories are very predictable, although there are always exceptions to this rule who manage to do extra things to make them stand out (for example Forgetting Sarah Marshall or When Harry Met Sally). Is My Sassy Girl anything special? Continue reading

Tangled (2010)

Tangled is based on the brothers Grimm story of Rapunzel. Disney has taken this original story and modified it heavily. Rapunzel’s hair is magical and can give back youth and heal wounds when a magical song is sung. Rapunzel also doesn’t stay in her tower as long as was the case in the original story and there is no prince involved.
Did Disney change too much of the story or has it managed to give it a nice new twist to give it a breath of fresh air? Continue reading

Garden State (2004)

Zach Braff has written, directed and stars in this movie about Andrew Largeman, a man who returns to his home town after many years to attend the funeral of his mother. He almost has no contact with his father anymore, so their relationship is almost nonexistent. While he’s back he meets some of his friends he knew when he was a kid. They all think that he has become a successful actor in Hollywood, but reality is a bit different.

Since he was young his father prescribed him medicines and because of this he feels he hasn’t really lived as he experienced it all in a state where he was numb to it all.
He decides to stop taking them and meet up with another doctor to discuss the effect this might have. While he’s waiting for his appointment he meets Sam (Natalie Portman) who says she is waiting for a friend. It doesn’t take long for Andrew to find out she’s also there because of psychological issues (she’s a big liar). He gives here a ride home and the two start seeing more and more of each other. Continue reading

Easy A (2010)

The past few year Emma Stone has been hard at work making a name for herself in Hollywood. She played in Superbad, Paper Man and Zombieland. With Easy A she gets the chance to show if she has enough talent to carry the weight of a whole movie.
In Easy A she’s Olive Penderghast, a normal girl who spends a lot of time with her friend Rhiannon (Alyson Michalka) and does ok at school. Rhiannon’s parents are a bit weird and when they invite Olive to join them for a weekend in the country she tells Rhiannon that she can’t go as she has a date.

After the weekend Rhiannon ask her about the date and whether or not she slept with the guy. Olive decides to lie about it and confirms that she has. She doesn’t know that Marianne (Amanda Bynes) is listening in and it only takes a few minutes before everyone at school knows about it. It’s the first time that Olive is the center of attention. Continue reading