My friends seem to find watching me get reacquainted with the US rather amusing. There are so many things you take for granted living here, and being gone for three years made me forget about some of the smaller conveniences.
Like renting movies.
I finally got myself a membership at a video store last weekend (I know, I know… I need to get Netflix) and I’ve seen several good movies since then. It’s all very exciting for me. Here are my thoughts:
Up in the Air
Love Clooney. Love Anna Hendricks. Love the other chick. Totally lived up to the hype but made me a little sad as it’s all about figuring out if the direction your life is headed is really the direction you want.
She’s Out of My League
I hadn’t heard much about this but was told to watch it (*ahem*) and it was hilarious! The humor was sharper than I expected and the writers didn’t resort to bathroom humor. Well, expect for one scene that takes place IN a bathroom that had me nearly crying.
I’d been dying to see Whip It since I first heard about it when they were filming, and I was not disappointed. I loved everything about this movie and now I’ve decided I would make an awesome roller derby girl. As long as I can be the one who skates fast and dodges everyone, because while I can take a hit, I’m not sure how well I can take an elbow to the face.
Holy wow. I REALLY loved this movie. I adore Natalie Portman, and Toby and Jake never disappoint me. This movie asks the question: what are you willing to do to save your own life? It’s very thought-provoking and had me bawling on several occasions.
Was MUCH better than I expected, but not life-changing in any way. I highly recommend you watch the bloopers in the credits because Julia Roberts has a very funny line.
I also watched Leap Year but wasn’t overly impressed. At least not enough to give it my recommendation (although I love the actors in it).
Do you have any recommendations now that I have a shiny new membership card and ample free time on the weekends?