“Amelie, an innocent and naive girl in Paris, with her own sense of justice, decides to help those around her and along the way, discovers love.”
Quirky, sweet film complete with memorable characters, a gnome, and charming weirdness. I’ve been trying to get Rob to watch this with me for ages. I’ve pretty much given up. Since I cannot get him to watch it, maybe you will watch it and enjoy it as much as I. But if your taste falls along the lines of Shallow Hal then maybe this movie isn’t your cup of tea. I have a friend who said this movie was weird and she didn’t like it and a few days later told me I’d love the Jack Black movie. Yeah. Not so much. Give me Audrey Tautou over Gwyneth Paltrow any day.
“A Naval veteran arrives home from war unsettled and uncertain of his future - until he is tantalized by The Cause and its charismatic leader.”
There are times when I watch something because of the actor and/or actors associated with a film because I have an implicit trust in what they do. And with the death of Phillip Seymour Hoffman, this film sort of bumped itself to the top of my list. This is not a comfortable movie. Joaqin Phoenix is particular “ugly” in this film, a perverse anti-hero, not easily sympathized with by any means. Hoffman, of course, is brilliant. They both are. But is shit a movie I would recommend? Yes. It’s disturbing but not all movies should be fun or even fun to watch.
“A brilliant and charismatic, yet psychotic serial killer communicates with other active serial killers and activates a cult of believers following his every command.”
Somewhat related to the above film, I binge-watched the first season of this television show at someone’s recommendation. I did not enjoy it. I sort of went along for the ride at first, assuming that it would have some depth. If you liked 24 and miss it you could watch this somewhat derivative and far less intense program. I’m assuming the season finale was supposed to be one of those mind-blowing moments that manipulates the viewer into being on the edge of her seat. I obviously was underwhelmed.