If I didn’t know better, I might think this was another Nicolas Sparks book turned into a movie. I’m pretty sure the movie is going to be entirely unsurprising. Boy gets in trouble, boy has poor relationship with father, boy decides to get revenge on man who does wrong to him by dating that man’s daughter, boy falls in love with girl, girl finds out about trouble and revenge scheme, they split, boy proves he really does love her even after his own father tells him he’s better off without her. Roll credits. It doesn’t look horrible, it just looks typical, and as much of a sucker as I am for romantic comedies, romantic dramas I tend to wait for DVD.
Our Family Wedding:
I watched the trailer for this and I can’t put my finger on it, but I think I’ve seen this movie before. Mixed marriage, cultures collide. Eh… I won’t be running to the theater to see this, but I can see myself putting it on Netflix when its there and I’m bored.
Matt Damon makes good action films. You know, from the beginnings of his career I wouldn’t have guessed that, but he does. The Bourne films showcased it, and this movie looks to be following in those footsteps. I really want to see this one.
She’s Out of My League:
The only movie releasing this week that I managed to see a screening of, and it was awesome. The story is about a guy who isn’t particularly good looking, with a crappy job and no real ambition, who has been dumped by a girl that treats him poorly but he thinks he loves, and how he begins dating a girl who is smart, successful, and gorgeous. I think what I loved most about this movie is that while it does have a bit of foul language and some shocking scenes, it never scrapes the bottom of the barrel. It never goes disgustingly scatological. Even when it gets close, it handles it in a more mature way, leaving the “worst parts” to be inferred by the audience. I really enjoyed this film, much more than I thought I would. And the wife loved it too, so I’d even safely recommend this as a date movie.