Keeping up with the Joneses

Movies, Comedy

Keeping up with the Joneses

No Comments 3 April 2017

A middle-age couple drops of their two boys for summer camp. For the first time since the kids were born, the husband and wife are alone. Time for some wild sex and parties? Not really. The two find it difficult to let lose until a new couple moves into the neighborhood.  They seem to have so much more spontaneous affection for each other and seem to lead so interesting lives. They are also so good at everything. I was almost tempted to stop watching the film after 30 minutes or so. It was not clear where the plot was heading. I did not find the film particularly funny. But somewhere, almost half way into the movie, suddenly it becomes clear what the film is all about. Once it reveals its true character, you cannot but laugh and be drawn into its message. I do not want to reveal too much because otherwise you will not be able to experience the surprise that is necessary to enjoy this film.

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Definitely, Maybe

Movies, Comedy

Definitely, Maybe

No Comments 2 March 2017

Definitely, Maybe offers some new ideas for how to create tension in the romantic comedy genre. As always boy and girl cannot make up their mind who they want to be with. But the story is told in a different way. Our boy just received his divorce papers and is about to sign them. His 8-year-old daughter wants to know why it did not work out between her mom and him. She forces him to tell his story going back to when he first moved to NY City. If you are a romantic comedy fan and want light fare for an evening, this film is for you.

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Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Movies, Comedy

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

No Comments 23 October 2016

Once in a while one comes across a film that is very special. Hunt for the Wilderpeople should clearly be on your list of must-see film.

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Before we go

Diary, Must Know, Movies, Comedy

Before we go

No Comments 8 December 2015

Movies exist since 1894. Some critics believe that all possible topics for films have already been covered and that all new films are remakes, at best variation on the theme rather than truly new ideas. Before we go certainly falls in this category.

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Mistress America

Movies, Comedy

Mistress America

No Comments 2 December 2015

When they leave to home and become freshmen at college many people feel out of place. Tracy enrolls in Barnard College in Manhattan but finds it difficult to make friends. She is rejected from the student writers’ society.

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Entourage

Movies, Comedy, Drama

Entourage

No Comments 25 October 2015

I watched every episode of the eight seasons of Entourage when it ran from 2004-11 HBO. It was fun entertainment, particularly for men, helping to get one’s mind away from the problems of the day and relax for half an hour.

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Pitch Perfect 2

Movies, Comedy

Pitch Perfect 2

No Comments 17 May 2015

I did not even remember that I had seen the first film in this series. Now I know why.

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