Monday, September 08, 2014

Philomena- review



You look at this picture and think this is going to be some heartwarming movie about a man helping a sweet old woman in a way it is an accurate depiction. However, it's certainly not campy. Philomena a now older woman from Ireland meets a journalists who wants to tell her story of being forced to give up her child. She had the child as a young woman and nuns forced them apart claiming her sexual act to be a sin.  As the story progresses I feel like I know what's going to happen the whole time. The pair decide to locate her son and discover truths they may have wished to not know. 

This is a great based on real people story. Judi Denny is loveable and innocent. There isn't enough of a reward at the end of the film to make me say hey you should watch this.

Three Stars 

Sunday, September 07, 2014

In A World- review

Someone described this film to me and I thought it was a documentary.

In A World- stars Lake Bell as the daughter of a famous voiceover actor. She competes for a role against many men as this is a male dominated field.  This is a unique screenplay. It's witty and cute.

I wasn't deeply invested in the story but it wins you over.

Three and a half stars from me