MOVIE 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.
REVOLUTIONARY ROAD (2008)
– 3 and a half out of 5 stars
Set in the 1950s, Revolutionary Road is about a young couple, Frank and April Wheeler, who lives in the suburbs with their two children. On the surface, they seem like a perfect family – working husband, housewife, two kids and a nice house and everyone aspires to be like the Wheelers. Little did they know that both Frank and April are dissatisfied with their current state of life; Frank being stuck in the same occupation as his father and April striving to become a more polished stage actress.
On Frank’s thirtieth birthday, April suggests that they move to Paris for a new life and the life they thought they would have. But along the way, little mistakes and opportunities arises and the move to Paris is put to an abrupt halt. The local realtor, Mrs. Givings, visits them with her slightly mental son, John, who seems to understand the Wheelers’ point of view when told of their initial proposal to move to Paris. However, he berates them heavily when he learns that the trip is cancelled. What happens after the incident is a huge falling out and rude exchanges of words that really changed the balance between them forever.
Like the trailer mentioned, the movie is about “who we were and who we became along the way”. Isn’t it frightening that everything you thought you would be, wouldn’t be?