Monday, October 17, 2011
Movie Review Double Feature: 50/50 and Courageous
On Friday, Amber and I went to see 50/50. Now, I will be the first to admit that I wasn't initially excited about this movie. The trailer looked too depressing, and I can remember looking at Amber in whatever summer movie it aired during and saying as much. However, I happened to catch the writer, Will Reiser, and the cast on Anderson Cooper one afternoon. Turns out, I was wrong. The story was actually pretty funny for a movie about cancer, and I felt a lot better after watching the interviews because Reiser wrote it about his real struggle and he was still alive to tell about it. I'm not usually a huge Seth Rogen fan, but since he was essentially playing himself (Reiser is his real-life friend), I didn't mind. And Joseph Gordon-Levitt remains one of my favorites. It was definitely worth seeing! (And Anna Kendrick's character is basically how I would imagine Amber as a therapist. We laughed about that as much as the movie itself!) I give it three out of four completely arbitrary stars.
I have several movie or entertainment related posts planned whenever I am not talking wedding this week and next. Ideas have been popping up everywhere, and I can't wait to share them with you all!