My monthly round-up of films I’ve been watching.
It’s not often I turn a movie off because it’s so dreadful, but I did with this one. I rented it on the basis of seeing a trailer which looked great – how wrong it was! It’s about a silkworm merchant in 19th century France, who travels to Japan and becomes obsessed with a concubine. But it just seemed to be endless ‘meaningful looks’ and background music, and no substance. Dreadful.
2. Johnny English Reborn
3. Love & Other Drugs
That Anne Hathaway is a bit ubiquitous at the moment, isn’t she? Don’t quite know why this movie was billed as a romcom, as it deals with some pretty heavy issues (early onset Parkinsons and taking on (or not) a relationship with somebody whose prognosis is degenerative at best), and it didn’t make me laugh, however I did enjoy it. It was a bit different and I though it tackled the issues and emotions surrounding the situation well.
Having missed out on this when it was in the cinema this summer, I was delighted to find it was showing on our flight to the Maldives. Very funny, very watchable, and some great acting from a relatively unknown cast.
5. Something Borrowed
Another one I watched on the plane, based on the Emily Giffin novel by the same name. It passed a couple of hours in the sky quite entertainingly, and I really liked Ginnifer Goodwin’s character, and the ending. Worth a watch.
6. Forrest Gump
I hadn’t seen this movie for YEARS, and when I saw it was in the movie library on the plane I decided to indulge myself. Love this film. One of my all-time favourites. And ended up crying buckets (of course) – to the extent that the woman next to me asked if I was alright!!
What are your all-time favourite films? I’d love to know. Just as I’m obsessed with other people’s reading matter, I’m also very nosy about movie choices!