Sunday, November 05, 2006

November Rain

Rain and crazy traffic is not the way you want to start the week but is what it is.
Nice weekend of which the highlight was walking down Emek on Friday and seeing the whole world.

We also watched a few movies. First one was The Break-Up which stars Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn. What a strange experience it must have been for her – starring in a movie about a break-up while her marriage was crumbling and turning to the guy who in the movie she breaks up with!

The movie was ok but there is a reason why foreign films tend to cover sensitive topics better than Hollywood movies. At times the movie didn’t know if it was meant to be a comedy or drama and would have been better off sticking to one or the other as opposed to hedging its bets.

JA carries the movie and Vince comes around as a bit of a shlub. They could have made a few tweaks here and there and the end result could have been a lot better.

They had a big cast which was hardly used featuring the likes of Vincent D'Onofrio and Jason Bateman. After not appearing anything for 15 years, Bateman looks like he is making up for lost time and everywhere you look he is in something else.

Second movie was 16 Blocks which was quite good. Bruce Willis is a cop (would he be anything else?) and he has to get a criminal who is going to testify before a jury up 16 blocks to the jury but there are people who want to make sure he doesn’t get there.

We liked it and the sight of Bruce with a moustache should be enough reason to watch it.


Blogger Reel Fanatic said...

I also found The Break-Up to be a big disappointment .. My main beef with it was that I saw no reason why these people would ever be a couple, so therefore didn't care if they ever got back together or not

2:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought that the movie was not bad (not the best movie to take your bird to though!), but it could have been much better. The disappointing part was the end, when you found yourself wanting a 'Try Again' chance despite the fact they were so 'bad' for each other.

2:21 PM  
Blogger Dot Co Dot Il said...

Reel Fanatic - Good point. Did you also think that the actors were about 10 years older than the characters were. ie they cast 35 year olds for a part that was written for a 25 year old?

Avram - They actually changed the ending. The first ending had them bump into each other with dates who looked very similar to VV and JA respectively. That didn't test well so they changed it.

3:32 PM  
Anonymous ifyouwillit... said...

16 Blocks, good flick. Checked out Little Miss Sunshine last night, well worth it.

11:50 AM  
Blogger MC Aryeh said...

I think in one movie, Willis played the other side of the fence: a mobster, but then went back to being a cop in the next. Talk about branching out!

8:58 AM  

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