SHUT THE FRONT DOOR

BAD TEACHER (2011)
– 3 out of 5 stars

Cameron Diaz plays a teacher who is working for the bonus to get a boob job in order to get the attention of Scott (Justin Timberlake), a wealthy substitute teacher. Lots of weed-related jokes and that dry humping scene was kinda eew. Kaitlyn Dever from Justified and Noah Munck from iCarly play kids in Diaz’s class and I just loved that dodgeball scene (“Twilight, look at me”). Now you know you got to hit the ball THROUGH the object of your affection.

But I gotta say, Cameron Diaz looks real good for the age (she’s 39 this year) and set everything on fire with that car wash scene.

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DUDE VON DUDENSTEIN

I LOVE YOU, MAN (2009)
– 3 and a half out of 5 stars

Saw the latest bromantic comedy, I Love You, Man.

It’s about this man, Peter Klaven, who’s about to get married but realizes he does not have a best man because he has always been the girl-friend kind of guy. He engages the help of his brother (who happens to be gay) and goes on a series of man-dates with wild and hilarious encounters, which includes a guy sticking his tongue down his throat. Eww! Then he meets Sydney Fife, a charming guy’s guy whom he instantly bonds with. The interesting bits of the show starts when Peter first tries to ask Sydney out – the way he hesitates makes you think that he was leaving a voice message for a girl! Also, he starts developing all these hilarious weird phrases he’s never even used before in his life – eg. “I will see you there, or I will see you on another time!”,“Totally… totes magotes”. As the two men get closer, the relationship between Peter and his girlfriend suffers. The two guys spent “some time away from each other” and the best thing is, Sydney still did turn up for Peter’s wedding and they two re-affirm their platonic friendship to each other.

RHYTHM OF RAIN

FORGETTING SARAH MARSHALL (2008)
– 3 out of 5 stars

I managed to catch Forgetting Sarah Marshall and I must say it wasn’t as funny as Superbad or Knocked Up. Anyway, the movie is about this guy, Peter, who couldn’t get over his breakup with TV star, Sarah Marshall and he decides to go on a holiday and unsurprisingly, meets his ex over there with her new lover. Not a lot of funny parts but the couple on honeymoon is quite funny – in a cruel way, and the incident involving the coral too.

I’m so looking forward to Pineapple Express when it opens later this year – it will be funnier.

THE RIGHT THING

KNOCKED UP (2007)
– 4 out of 5 stars

Knocked Up is more realistic as it plays on the danger of one night stands and how drinking REALLY mars your vision, considering how pretty Alison (Katherine Heigl) hooks up with average guy Ben (Seth Cohen) under the influence of alcohol.

The story picks up when she discovers she’s pregnant and contacts Ben, requesting for help and support during the remaining seven months of her pregnancy. However, Ben seems to need more help than her; he does not have any income/savings and he smokes pot and watch porn with his friends daily. I guess the main draw of the film is seeing how Ben matures from a no-brainer to serious Joe, and does his best to win Alison back after disappointing the hormonally-imbalanced her too many a time. It also talks about the ‘sacrifices’ each gender has to make after they get married or have a child. In this case, it’s all fast-forwarded since the pregnancy is unexpected. The delivery scene is hilarious too, though I must say parts of it were rather explicit. The ‘crowning’ image shown (3 times within a minute) is similar but clearer than what was shown during Science class is secondary school. At the end of the movie, you’ll start to think that Ben is really a good guy after all, well at least better than most of the friends he hangs out with.

I liked the movie. I like Knocked Up‘s soundtrack too. Nice and relaxing tunes. Their website is cute too – using pregnancy test kits to signify ‘loading in process’.