LOVE CANNOT BE PLANNED

VALENTINE’S DAY (2010)
– 3 and a half out of 5 stars

I saw Valentine’s Day and I think it’s slightly better than New York, I Love You!

It’s another anthology of love stories, people connected in one way or another – friends, colleagues, lovers, strangers etc. Except that this movie happens all in a day – Valentine’s Day. There are many familiar faces – Julia Roberts, Jennifer Garner, Ashton Kutcher, Jessica Biel, Anne Hathaway, Bradley Cooper, Patrick Dempsey, Eric Dane, Taylor Swift, Taylor Lautner, Jessica Alba, etc. Only thing is happy beginnings didn’t turn out to be happy endings, while not-so-happy beginnings turn out happier.

There is the mini-competition between McDreamy (Dempsey) and McSteamy (Dane) – I choose McSteamy cos McDreamy still plays a boring doctor who does the worst thing ever! There’s the bimbotic Taylor Swift who dots every sentences with “like…” and dances like a crazy girl. The story revolving around the other teenage couple – Emma Roberts and Carter Jenkins – were super funny! They were planning to have sex during lunch and it all goes wrong when Stone’s mother comes back and sees him – almost naked! Anne Hathaway is very interesting with the use of weird accents and the creative use of rubber bands – *snap* while part-timing as a adult phone entertainer. Jennifer Garner totally rocks as a waitress (chopped pig’s testicles, anyone?) and with the baseball bat! 


And here’s my favourite quote from the movie/trailer:

Reporter: So, how do you guys feel about each other?
Felicia: Oh my gosh, I totally love him!
Willy: And I’m crazy about her.
Felicia: See, I even wrote his number in my hand.
Reporter: There you have it, young love. Full of promise, full of hope, ignorant of reality.

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POLAROIDS

GHOSTS OF GIRLFRIENDS PAST (2009)
– 3 out of 5 stars 

This was a pretty nice romantic comedy.

Connor (Matthew McConaughey) is a notorious womanizer, and his ghost of an uncle turns up at the wedding of his brother to warn him about three girlfriend ghosts (past, present and future) so as to let him re-evaluate his jerkish behaviour (eg. breaking up via IM-conference) and re-connect with his first love, Jenny (Jennifer Garner).

Some parts were really funny, like this quote…

Jenny: If you do anything to distract from her wedding, I will sneak into your room in the middle of the night and cut off your favorite appendage.

IT WON’T BE SOON BEFORE LONG

JUNO (2007)
– 4 and a half out of 5 stars

I think it’s one of the best films I’ve seen this year. No pretense – a very real and great script and acting too!

It all started with the chair and ended with one (watch the movie and you’ll know). Juno (Ellen Page) becomes pregnant and decides to give the baby up for adoption since she’s only 16 and is ill-equipped to care for the baby. She finds her prospective adoptive parents in the ads and meets Mark and Vanessa (Jason Bateman and Jennifer Garner). And as the tagline goes, this is a comedy about growing up and the little bumps along the way. I’m so glad Juno got together with Bleeker (Michael Cera). They may not be the typical couple, but they are like so sweet together – especially towards the ending! Jennifer Garner acts really well, I mean, you can see how desperate she was to be a mother and how she was willing to sacrifice anything for it. Just seeing her touch Juno’s belly can make you cry. Oh, according to Jason Bateman, the reason you should watch Juno is not the heartwarming story behind it but because of the high-cut yellow shorts Michael has on!

Here’s the song Juno and Bleeker sang at the ending.

Anyone Else But You (originally performed by The Moldy Peaches)

Juno:
You’re a part time lover and a full time friend
The monkey on your back is the latest trend

Bleeker:
I don’t see what anyone can see, in anyone else
But you

I kiss you on the brain in the shadow of a train
I kiss you all starry eyed, my body’s swinging from side to side
I don’t see what anyone can see, in anyone else
But you

Juno:
Here is the church and here is the steeple
We sure are cute for two ugly people
I don’t see what anyone can see, in anyone else
But you

Bleeker:
The pebbles forgive me, the trees forgive me
So why can’t, you forgive me?
I don’t see what anyone can see, in anyone else
But you

Juno:
I will find my nitch in your car
With my mp3 DVD rumple-packed guitar
I don’t see what anyone can see, in anyone else
But you

Both:
Du du du du du du dudu
Du du du du du du dudu
Du du du du du du dudu du

Juno:
Up up down down left right left right B A start
Just because we use cheats doesn’t mean we’re not smart
I don’t see what anyone can see, in anyone else
But you

Bleeker:
You are always trying to keep it real
I’m in love with how you feel
I don’t see what anyone can see, in anyone else
But you

Juno:
We both have shiny happy fits of rage
You want more fans, I want more stage
I don’t see what anyone can see, in anyone else
But you

Bleeker:
Don Quixote was a steel driving man
My name is Adam I’m your biggest fan
I don’t see what anyone can see, in anyone else
But you

Juno:
Squinched up your face and did a dance
You shook a little turd out of the bottom of your pants
I don’t see what anyone can see, in anyone else
But you

Both:
Du du du du du du dudu
Du du du du du du dudu
Du du du du du du dudu du
But you