A YEAR TO MAKE IT WORK

IGiveItAYear1I GIVE IT A YEAR (2013)
4 out of 5 stars

This is an unconventional British romantic comedy focusing on Nat and Josh (Rose Byrne and Rafe Spall), as an unlikely couple who decides to get married after a year of courtship. But their family and friends aren’t so optimistic about their union hence the title.

In the movie, there’s a saying that if a newly married couple can make it through their first year of married life, their marriage can survive. Will it be the case for Nat and Josh? As much as I would like to see people from different worlds getting together, how much should one tolerate the other? Will one’s bad habits become one’s quirks, or will it ever?

There are plenty of laugh-out-loud funny moments like the scene where they are playing charades trying to guess “Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman” and where Guy (Simon Baker) tries to woo Nat with live pigeons. Oh, not a good idea. Hot guys often come up with not-so-good ideas. Their therapist/marriage counselor is pretty pessimistic about relationships and I’m not sure if visiting her is such a good idea. The ending unfolds pretty quickly and just when you think it’s going to end up this way, it ends up the other way. It is an alternative rom-com for sceptics and romantics.

SIMON BAKER!

SIMON BAKER!

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DON’T MESS WITH THE IBABE

Movie43MOVIE 43 (2013)
2 out of 5 stars

This is probably one of the weirdest (worst?) movie anthology I have ever since.

It is probably meant to be crude, so try not to be too offended by some of the stories in there. It is also best to take with a pinch of salt and laugh at everything. One of the reasons I wanted to watch it was Emma Stone but I wasn’t really taken by her story with Kieran Culkin as her ex-boyfriend. The opening story with Hugh Jackman and Kate Winslet drew the most laughs along with the one starring real-life husband and wife, Chris Pratt and Anna Faris. There are some really random advertisements in between the segments and I think the Tampax commercial is the funniest.

Watch it if you’re really bored and want to watch A-list stars do and say silly (explicit) stuff.

RAINING SUNSHINE

CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS (2009)
– 4 and a half out of 5 stars 

This is a wonderful movie!

The story is about Flint Lockwood, a scientist-wannabe who has been experimenting all his life but has brought nothing but trouble to his townsfolk of Swallow Falls. His spray-on shoes that never came off, the rat-birds and his Monkey Thought Translator that only has one-word effects on his lab partner/friend, Steve the monkey.

When the town’s only way of survival (sardines) threatens to destroy the town’s spirit, Flint invents a machine that converts water into food but inadvertently spoils the Mayor’s campaign to bring tourists back to Swallow Falls. The entire towns hates him till it started raining cheeseburgers! Flint then creates a device that allows the people to order their food and the tourists are now coming into the newly renamed town of Chewandswallow. However, the food is starting to mutate and gets bigger than one can chew and it’s up to Flint and his odd gang to save the town!

Ooh, Steve is so cute! His repetitive one-word answers are so funny! “Hungry! Hungry! Hungry!”, “Excited! Excited!”, “Gummy bears!”, “Moustache…”… The final battle between Steve and his favourite food is like the mini-climax of the ending. Also, the policeman is really funny cos his chest hair tingles whenever he senses trouble! Go watch it!

BEWARE OF MANHOLES

THE HOUSE BUNNY (2008)
– 3 and a half out of 5 stars

I have to admit, the reason I wanted to watch The House Bunny is Tyson Ritter (frontman of All-American Rejects). But it turned out to be quite nice, I really enjoyed it. Shelley is kicked out of the Playboy Mansion and she decides to find refuge in a sorority house by being a housemother. Little does she know that college life and people are cruel and mean. Her only role as a housemother is to help the sorority gather 30 pledges (become popular) or else they will lose their house. Like most teen movies, these girls start out as dull- and dodgy-looking people who totally transformed into another being after their makeover. But at least there’s still a bit of reality kept since one of the girls still walks like she’s hunting in her dress and heels. Shelley sounds/looks really funny when she tries to remembers names, walk over manholes and her car doors are really noisy!