A Random Blog of Everything I like
I always mention that I don’t like romantic movies because such movies often bored me. It’s true!! I haven’t yet found a romantic movies that can keep me awake or interested…unless my favorite actors are in it…but even with my favorite actors, such movies still bored me. I dislike The Edge of Love even with Cillian in it, I fell asleep every time I tried to see Gone With The Wind, and there were many other movies I couldn’t finish.
HOWEVER, I have no problem at all when it comes to romantic comedy. I like a lot of them. I know for sure why I like this genre, it’s funny and the love story is not too complicated so it doesn’t make me bored.
Last week, I was still busy with my report card preparation and exam…so at time like that, I don’t want to watch anything serious…I am in the mood for something light, so I rewatched The Proposal and picked 2 new to me movies, Return To Me and Warm Bodies.
Here’s goes my thoughts on the movies:
The Proposal (2001)
The Proposal is another Romantic Comedy by Sandra bullock…but unlike her other Romantic comedy where she plays as cheerful woman, in The Proposal she plays as bossy and irritating woman. She plays with a much younger man named Ryan Reynolds. (Sandra was 45 and Ryan was 32).
Margaret Tate (Sandra Bullock) is an editor in chief of a famous publishing company. She is a ruthless boss whom everyone tends to call her as either bitch or witch. She treats her employees cruelly. Her assistant, Andrew Paxton (Ryan Reynolds), has been working for her for 3 years, and all she does is forcing him to work extra. One day, Margaret who is a Canadian is going to be deported because her visa is overdue. Out of desperation, she claims that she and Andrew are going to get married and therefore she doesn’t have to be deported. She blackmailed Andrew go along with her plan. But they have to face a persistence immigration interviewer. Margaret and Andrew decide to go to Andrew’s home town in Alaska for Andrew’s grandmother’s birthday. Things start to change while they are in Alaska.
In the beginning of the movie, I keep on laughing out loud. Ryan’s face is so comical. The chemistry between Sandy and Ryan is so great. I really like the part when Margaret suddenly tells her boss about her engagement with Andrew and Andrew’s face is priceless huahaha…very funny. And I also like the part when Margaret has to kneel before Andrew.
Somewhere in the middle, the movie becomes more serious and touchy. There are parts that almost bring tears to my eyes.
Too bad…the ending of this movie sort of similar with While You Are Sleeping.
Over all, I give this movie 4 stars out of 5 (I really like it)
Return To Me (2000)
I first heard about this movie from Ruth @ Flixchatter, she encouraged me to watch it. I thought it might be a good watch since it is played by David Duchovny (I love him as Mulder) and t’s a romantic comedy.
Bob Rueland lost his wife in an accident. Her hearts is transplanted to a lively woman named Grace Briggs. The two meet by chance and fell in love without knowing about the heart.
Just like most rom-com, you can easily guess the story. What I like the most about this movie is the chemistry between Duchovny and Driver, they are so cute together. The way they love each other also comes natural…even though I couldn’t quite accept the reason why she hides her transplant.
It’s not quite memorable but it’s still a sweet and fun movie. I like it.
Warm Bodies (2013)
This is definitely in my surprise list!! I mean I seriously don’t want to watch it when I saw the trailer…it looks as cheesy and useless as Twilight (no offense to the fans, it’s just how I feel about that movie). However, since I was in the mood for some romantic comedy and my neighbor (one of the teachers in the dorm) has Warm Bodies, I borrowed it from her…maybe I could laugh at the movies 😉
Remarkably, I actually enjoy it more than I thought! It’s cheesy but it’s still fun and surprisingly enjoyable…very enjoyable. Graham Norton called it as Zom-Rom-Com and I agree with him.
Set at eight years after zombie apocalypse, one zombie, R, is somehow different compared to the others. He feels bored being a zombie. Then, one day he fell in love with a human woman. The more they interact the warmer R becomes; the more he becomes less zombie.
I seriously think that the idea of the story is incredibly silly and makes no sense … but the execution is really well done. I really enjoy the voice over on R, R is a zombie and of course in capable of saying so much words but his thought keeps saying what he feels. I also like the awkward moments when R is trying to win Julie’s heart. I think the strength of this movie is on R, his character is the most interesting part of this movie. Nicholas Hoult failed to be the perfect R, the movie would be less enjoyable.
R: [voice-over] What am I doing with my life? I’m so pale. I should get out more. I should eat better. My posture is terrible. I should stand up straighter. People would respect me more if I stood up straighter. What’s wrong with me? I just want to connect. Why can’t I connect with people? Oh, right, it’s because I’m dead. I shouldn’t be so hard on myself. I mean, we’re all dead. This girl is dead. That guy is dead. That guy in the corner is definitely dead. Jesus these guys look awful.
I am now putting Warm Bodies in my guilty pleasure list…in fact, I might watch again soon. I already miss R. (and to my surprise, Nicholas Hoult (R) is the same boy who played in About a Boy…man, that boy sure grows to be a hot young man!)
Ps. my rating is not based on the quality of the movies but more to how I felt when I was watching it.