Movie Roundup // 11

A review of the movies I've been watching. // dreams-etc.com

I have watched some movies recently so I thought it was time to share my thoughts on some of them. Here are the ones that came to mind when I thought about the movies that I watched in the last month or so.

6 Years

6 Years follows a couple who is about to graduate from college, which could alter their six year relationship. This movie definitely isn’t for everyone and I wouldn’t say that I loved it, but it was something to watch one night when I was too tired to work or read but wasn’t ready to go to bed. What I really liked about it was watching the relationship dynamic between this couple. It wasn’t what I expected and could spark discussions.

Comet

Comet is about a couple that is in and out of a relationship over a five year period. I wasn’t sure how much I liked this one, either, but I want to watch it again. The more that I think about it, the more I think I liked it, and I’ve thought about it a lot since I watched it. It doesn’t follow a linear path, so you see glimpses of their relationship at different times. I like different storytelling methods, so that was one of my favorite things about this movie. And the cinematography is beautiful. This one left me feeling inspired. I’m really not sure why I thought I didn’t like it after I watched it!

To Write Love On Her Arms

To Write Love On Her Arms is the story behind the organization of the same name, which you should check out if you haven’t as they do a better job of describing what they do than I would. This is an organization that I’ve known about for awhile, so it was nice to see the story behind the organization. I really liked some of the things they did with this in terms of bringing her story and her perception of things to life. That’s probably kind of vague, but I also don’t want to spoil different parts of the movie or how they filmed it. I enjoyed it and would recommend it if you are interested in the story.

The Impossible

The Impossible is about a family vacationing in Thailand in 2004 when the tsunami hit. This wasn’t an easy movie to watch, but it definitely drew me in and I couldn’t turn away from the screen until I knew the outcome of the story. This isn’t one that I’d watch again just due to the hard-to-watch subject matter, but I’ve read other accounts of events like this and so it was definitely worth watching. One thing that really stands out about this is how they filmed the tsunami. I wondered how they’d do that and I thought it was well-done. My heart was racing and I was talking to the characters during that portion of the movie!

WHAT HAVE YOU WATCHED RECENTLY?

2 Comments

  1. Charlotte | The Midnight Blog

    October 8, 2015 at 8:45 am

    I watched The Impossible a few months ago and it haunted me for a while. I absolutely agree with you, I thought it was really well-done. I’m also a huge fan of Ewan McGregor, who I found really touching in this movie.

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  2. Cat

    October 13, 2015 at 5:09 am

    Oh man, good for you for washing The Impossible. I’m not what I would consider to be a very sensitive person, but I’m not should I could handle watching that difficult of a story. My boyfriend and I just saw Trainwreck at our local theater and loved it! It’s much more comedy than romance. One thing I loved is it didn’t use too much “awkward humor” where the characters were making fools of themselves for our laughs. Amy Schumer and Bill Hater had great chemistry and came off as flawed but very, very likeable people. It was adorable 🙂

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