Monday, March 30, 2009

Mona the Film Critic.

Well Ladies in the past 5 weeks I have watched many a movie. My family are real movie critics.Steve and I took film study in highschool and our children have followed suit. When the Gilbeys watch movies we tend to watch every aspect of them,from the scenery to subtle movements or objects that play perhaps an underlying signifigance in telling the story.Then afterwards we tend to discuss, sometimes in depth till an argument ensues. Imagine being in our household on those evenings. I personally love to watch movies that way so every hidden meaning unfolds. A downfall perhaps at times but for those who know me well you can see why people say I think way too much. I just enjoy every aspect of every movie, conversation, life in general. I hope you all enjoy my reviews and let me know what you think about these movies if you have seen them. If you enjoy this post I will post weekly on other movies from past watchings to present. If there is a particular movie you think I should watch let me know.
Seven Pounds: Finally a movie I was not expecting. Very different story line and yet somewhat predictable if you watch carefully within the first minute of the movie.Symbolism
Will Smith can do no wrong in my books. Even if one of his movies is terrible his performance is always good. Mr. Smith did not let me down once again. The story line truly tugs at your heartstrings. Doing what one man thinks is right and how he goes about atoning for his sins but in the end it left me wondering if his actual way was a sin in itself.
Brief sex scene
Not innapropriate for teens but watch with them.
Two Thumbs Up!
The Wrestler: If you or your man are looking for action then don't waste the rent. This is an amazing character study of two people. It delves into their insecurities of life and who they have become to survive, only to discover that with each other they can love as themselves.

Sex and violence not appropriate for young ones.

Two thumbs up

Slum Dog Millionaire: Worth all 8 Academy awards. This a portrayal of a young man and his destiny. Through trials and tribulations he stays true to himself and his one true love.

The filming was brilliant and heart wrenching seeing the slums of Pakistan. Blew me away.

Slow at first with subtitles but persevere and the story unfolds between his relationship with his brother and the relationship with this young mans love.

Some violence. Young teens could watch with parental guidance that's if they can get through the subtitles.

Brilliant: Two thumbs up!
Ahh Milk, Sean Penn in one of his best performances ever. This is the true story of Harvey Milk a gay activist the becomes elected to government. A heart wrenching story of his life and how the country viewed gays in the 70's.

On a personal note: As a christian it is the sin that is wrong but one could not help but to be taken back by the strength and determination of one man. I admire this man's determination to stand by what he felt was right regardless of the ridicule and persecution of his lifestyle.

His story needed to be told

Violence and explicit sex scenes.

Not appropriate for children.

If I had 3 thumbs they would be way up!

Twilight: The Romeo and Juliette of Vampires. This is not a horror film in anyway but a forbidden love story. Definately geered for the teens. Some violence but no sex in this movie.

I read all 4 books in the series and they were all very captivating. Stefanie Meyers geered this to her tween/teen audience. Not unlike many of the young ladies who have read these books I too was enthralled by Edward the main character. He stays true to his Prince Charming persona.

I give this 1 thumb up only as the movie had a low budget and some subtle key points were left out.

Suggest mom and dad watch this first not because of the love story but for the fact that we are dealing with Vampires and this may not be appropriate material in some homes.

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