Sunday, December 28, 2008

Holiday Movie Marathon!!

Vince Vaughn humor = im a fan. I'll admit it's not the greatest, highest-quality, most well-written movie ever, but if you expect that when you choose to see THIS particular movie, you might need to rethink your options :) Anyway- I'm not sure it's worth the hefty price of the movie theaters, but hey...if mom & dad are paying... why not?

First off, I'm just an Adam Sandler fan. However, this is NOT your typical Adam Sandler movie. It's much more tame, intended for children humor...which is nice. It's clean, it's whimsical, and it's fun. Try to revert back to your childhood days, and I'm sure you'll totally enjoy :) We had a group ranging from 4 years old to 45...and we were all fans!

So I'm JUST NOW seeing this super fun musical movie! Sad, I know. I had heard allll about how amazing it my expectations were high. To be honest, it was a bit difficult for me to get beyond the non-Broadway-quality voices...but it really was super cute and fun. The music: I already knew and that was a guaranteed plus. Main character= super cute. Everyone really did a great job being pretty hilar. I might even add it to my personal DVD collection (which is rare!)

Saw it in theaters, but got it for Christmas, so I watched it again. GOODNESS. Such a great movie. It was even better for me the second time around because I recently read an autobiography about a little boy from the Sudan who was kidnapped, turned into a child soldier, and then rescued and brought to the US. This movie takes place in the same time frame, in the midst of the same civil war, but adds the diamond smuggling industry to the mix. It's heart-breaking, redeeming, encouraging, convicting, depressing...a little bit of everything! paints a realistic picture about Africa's recent history. Educational is the best way I can describe it. Oh- and Leo and Djimon are both amaaaaaaazing in this one!

1 comment:

Tbaby said...

i love your movie reviews always...i think it's funny that it says on your news feed thing that "Des Moines, Iowa" has logged in or comp at work is always logged into our main headquarters...i sometimes wish i were in Iowa right now so i can go sledding. dang. anyway, thought i'd tell you I'm not really in Iowa.