Slapdash reviews

Posted by on Sunday, March 25th, 2007

Punch Drunk Love

This was neglected in my Netflix queue for a long time.  I guess I had a hard time believing that Adam Sandler could act in something serious, no matter who told me it was good.  You know what?  It’s really good.  And I love Emily Watson.

Brokeback Mountain

The movie is gorgeous.  The scenery is breathtaking.  The acting is great.  It’s all very sad–I feel particularly bad for the two wives in the film.  Really, sad enough for them that I’m extra pissed at their cheating husbands.  I hope that these sort of personal tragedies are significantly less likely as the gay rights movement makes real headway.  Sigh.


I watch pretty much every Irish or Irish-themed movie that’s released.  My degree requires it.  This one was a big disappointment.  It should have been better, with that cast.  But it plays really terribly into the worst sort of stereotypes about Travellers, so it gave me the gibblies.  It’s certainly watchable, and the actors do pretty well, but the plot is all wrong, as is the premise.  Double sigh.

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  1. rachelon 25 Mar 2007 at 7:02 pm 1

    I love Punch Drunk Love. And have you noticed a trend in formerly unwatchable SNL stars making good in “serious” movies? The latest? Will Ferrell in Stranger Than Fiction. Okay, maybe not the most serious “serious” movie, but it’s a really sweet, quirky, smart romantic comedy. And I totally forgot Will Ferrell was Will Ferrell except for the couple of times I said, hey, that’s Will Ferrell! And I don’t want to run away screaming! Weird! (He totally failed at this, by the way, in the movie Winter Passing, where all I could do was think ick, Will Ferrell. Ick, Will Ferrell.)

  2. Thornyon 26 Mar 2007 at 10:25 am 2

    OMG, Brokeback Mountain is one of the few movies I’ve seen in a theater since my kids were born, and it haunted me for like a week afterward. I thought it was just amazingly photographed, and I couldn’t stop thinking about the ripple-effect of tragedy through the characters in the entire film. I thought Heath Ledger did an especially good job – he was so taciturn and tight-jawed that I forgot he was a hottie Aussie, and instead kept thinking, “My god, it’s like my grandfather. He’s just like my grandfather!”

  3. anjon 26 Mar 2007 at 4:05 pm 3

    So waht do you think about the Riches… the new tv show with Driver and Izzard that portrays travellers???

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