Wednesday, September 26, 2012

We Need to Talk about Kevin (film)

We Need to Talk About Kevin is a drama directed by Lynne Ramsay. The movie stars Tilda Swinson, John C. Reilly, and Ezra Miller.

i have a love/hate relationship with sad movies. when i know that a movie will make me cry from grief or from anger, i try to avoid them. but these are usually the best movies i have ever seen. something that makes me feel and think. that makes me wanna be a better person. this is one of those movies.

We Need to Talk About Kevin is a movie about a mother dealing with her psychotic son and his actions. Kevin is a lost little boy who doesn't seem to feel empathy for anything. the only thing he enjoys is making his mother miserable. the actions he does throughout the whole film disturbs me. i wouldn't know what to do with a child that had no feelings except hate. and the mother, she's just as bad. in the beginning she didn't connect with her son and as he got older she just gave up on him. both of these characters annoy me and scare me. this movie shows how everything ties together and has affect. the lack of affection between mother and son result in people's deaths.

this movie took a lot out of me and made me wonder whether i had ever met someone like Kevin, if i could ever become like Kevin. the last moment of the film left me feeling sorry for Kevin, even after everything he has done. you know you've watched a good movie when you sympathize for the psychotic killer. now all that's left to do is read the novel. BOOK vs MOVIE, such a dilemma.


Sunday, September 9, 2012

Review for Like Crazy (film)

Like Crazy is a romantic drama that was released in 2011. Lead actors are Anton Yelchin and Felicity Jones. The film was directed by Drake Doremus.

I decided to watch one of the six movies I got from my local library and Like Crazy was on top of my pile of DVDs. This is not a late night film that will put you to sleep. It pulls you into the romance of the film and all the bad shit that goes with it. Anna and Jacob meet, fall in love, do some things that pull them apart, and then they come back together again (more than once). I found myself loving these characters as they were falling for each other. Then I started to hate them when their relationship fell apart. All of the back and forth made me wanna slam their heads together so that maybe they'd get some common sense and work it out. The movie showed love in a realistic way, with two people who have no idea how to keep a relationship going when things get rough. There is a lot of bailing and "moving on" between these two love birds. They just can't keep it together.

I'd say that people who love romance in general will like this film. Depending if you're optimistic or pessimistic, the ending is fitting for either outlook. I watched it all the way through without wanting to give up on it. However, it's not something I wanna watch again and again.