Sunday, June 27, 2010

Sunday Movies

Invictus - This is a good motivational and inspiring movie. Like all sports films it has its happy ending but along the way you learn a lot about the man Nelson Mandela. I would have liked the movie to focus more on his past story since the rugby theme was a given to be successful. At times the accents make it a bit hard to understand but Morgan Freeman does an outstanding job as well as Matt Damon. I think for me the problem was that while this was a great movie there were alot of smaller characters that you are given a glimpse into their lives that had great stories to be told but they are left incomplete. This movie is age appropriate for everyone and for young kids it is an opening for conversation about history.

Dear John - Another Nichols Sparks book made for  the large screen. If you are a fan of the Notebook I feel you might be disappointed. This lacks the same emotional depth that the Notebook had. It has some good moments enough to see you through to the end but the ending is strange since the time frame is never completely detailed so you are left wondering how much time has gone by and then you are asking where some of the characters are. Overall its ok but not one I would watch again. I did cry a little but it had nothing to do with the two main characters or their story. The father of John stole this film, actor Richard Jenkins does a great job and he is the only one that makes you feel anything. So enjoy this movie but keep it mind it is mostly fluff and time filler.


  1. You know I always look forward to this! I'm ok with time fillers and fluff. I'm down for both of these.

  2. I thought the same about Dear John by the previews alone. Hope your weekend was good!

  3. i was disappointed with Dear JOhn, but it is so much better than the Last Song which was miserable...i do like the Notebook though...the book better than the movie...

  4. I might like Invictus, but I think I'd be the only one watching it at home. My husband hates sports in general (though he did like The Blind Side, as it was more about family than football).

    I am almost ashamed to admit that I don't think I've ever seen The Notebook.

    I saw the trailer for Dear John, and it didn't impress me much, so I'm glad you confirmed my original suspicions.

    We're currently watching Valentine's Day - it's pretty cute.

  5. I reckon I'll have to give them both a go, especially the first as I love Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon