Movie Review

I just watched 2 new movies. One was so-so and the other was touching, sweet, and very real.

So-So Review: The Last Kiss
I wasn't expecting this movie to be so depressing! Despite the script being very matter-of-fact and like normal dialog, it was really sad. You have 4 life long friends who's lives have either fallen apart at the beginning of the movie or crash and burn by the end. Even the free-wheeling surfer-type dude has a moment of "my life really is going nowhere" as he joins another dumped buddy for a road trip. Basically, Zach Braff's character is freaked out because his girlfriend, Jacinda Barret, is preggers and he thinks his life is done and over. He then meets Rachel Bilson at a wedding and has a brief stint in an adulterous world. Watch it if you want to feel depressed, want to feel better about your life, or want to feel assured that life can deal some pretty crappy hands but your friends will always be there for you. If you like Zach Braff and you haven't seen Garden State, rent it now to feel better. You will like this movie if you liked: Moonlight Mile, Beautiful Girls, The Groomsmen.

High Recommendation: All the Real Girls
In a way to sum up the theme of this movie, the main character played by Paul Schneider says to the most painful love of his life, "This is between me....and me." Though this is another movie about 4 life long friends, in contrast one of them starts to date his best friend's sister. A ladies man by trade, Schneider rediscovers the man he wants to be with Zooey Deschanel, the sister. Not to give too much away, but he ends up getting a piece of what he dealt and learns a lot about himself in the process. This movie involves an ensemble cast that each have their own relationships. You have brothers and fathers, best friends, mothers and sons, kids and kids, a man and his dog. Shot on a low budget, there are no fancy effects or cookie cutter sets. No one lives a glamours life. This is bare bones about love and relationships. It's about loving your family and loving those around you. It's about everyone getting by in the best way they can. You will like this movie if you liked: Say Anything, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, or Good Will Hunting.

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