Category Archives: Let the movie play!

‘Sweet November’


Going through my favourite movie collections, I don’t really know why I’ve stopped at this specific one…maybe because it’s one of the stories that made me expect the unexpected.

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Director: Pat O’Connor

Writers: Herman Raucher, Paul Yurick, Kurt Voelker

Lead actors: Keanu Reeves, Charlize Theron

2001 Drama, Romance

‘I love movies…and yes, I do have my favourite ones, sometimes it’s a drama, a sad story, other times it’s a comedy, with unstoppable laughter or a romance that leaves tears in my eyes…but overall, as somebody said to me…movies become timeless because of what they make you feel.’

Now, this story brings many different feelings to whom is watching…but for me personally it led to a sentiment of empowerment. It somehow awakens a strength within you that you thought you never had…

As a love story, there is nothing new here – boy meets girl, girl has a slight air of mystery, boy feels intrigued and follows into her footsteps.

There is something else to this story that makes it so overwhelming…throughout everything that is happening, you can’t imagine what it’s actually the reality.

Nelson and Sara have nothing in common but because there is a certain spark between them, they decide on a rather unconventional dating plan…one month trial, after which they will both go in their separate ways.

And again, what is happening in this time they’ve spent together, doesn’t come as a surprise…they will fall in love…but what the writers of this movie did extremely well is hide the true reasons why she gave him a month to experiment this courtship.

…The story concentrates on how Sara is committed to theses monthly trials with different men, that she tries to help somehow to overcome their emotional issues.

What the story doesn’t reveal until the end is how all these encounters are actually her way of hiding her own reasons of never committing to anyone for longer than a month.

I’ve read so many reviews of this movie and I don’t think half of them do any justice to it. People concentrate too much of what its clear and visible and less on reading between the lines.

I believe that the purpose of a story is to make you feel something…anything; even if that feeling it is disappointment, at the end of it, that movie reached its goal.

Enjoy 🙂

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‘Wicker Park’


” When love finds you, there is nowhere to hide”

I saw this movie many years ago and it became a part of my collection, not because is a love story, but because it proves that some things in life are meant to be and no matter how many obstacle we face or others build in front of us…what once was written, it will happen.

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Director: Paul McGuigan

Writers: Gilles Mimouni, Brandon Boyce

Lead actors: Josh Hartnett, Diane Kruger

2004 Drama, Mystery, Romance

Some will say it’s a love story, I am not going to deny that, but there is so much more to this movie than just two hearts coming together and sharing something not all of us can understand.

Matthew and Lisa are your everyday madly in love couple until one day Lisa vanishes without a trace…after years, the search becomes an obsession and the truth reveals itself…

…a story about desire, envy, loneliness, lies and blood written destiny.

If you enjoy a love story with a twist…if you want your mind to spin in a surprising and pleasurable way…if you want complicated to unveil faith …this is the movie for you:)

Enjoy the vision of a story told masterfully!

‘The little rascals’


As it’s Easter weekend and most of us are with our loved ones, I’ve decided this week’s movie has to be a comedy, but not any comedy…one that takes you back to your childhood and makes you remember all the wonderful silly things that made you happy:)

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Director: Penelope Spheeris

Writers: Penelope Spheeris, Robert Wolterstorff, Mike Scott, Paul Guay, Stephen Mazur

Lead actors: Travis Tedford, Bug Hall, Brittany Ashton Holmes

1994 Comedy, Family, Romance

One of the most funny and sweet movies I’ve ever seen:)

The story follows the oldest trick in the world…no matter how hard you try to play against the girls, eventually they will pull you on their side with just one smile!

The boys lead an anti-girl organisation running in a soapbox car rally, but their well-loved and respected driver falls for the lovely Darla.

The group decides that they need to do everything in their power to break up the couple, but while they concentrate their attention towards Alfalfa and Darla, they are in danger to lose the race.

The movie is fast paced, has many layers and plots…it’s incredibly funny and enjoyable.

There is at least a line, a scene or even a story that will remind you of your own childhood tricks, memories that you can now, only find in a photo album:)

It’s a charming innocent story, full of light comic moments that you can share on a late evening with family and friends!

Enjoy watching this week’s choice!

Happy Easter to all you amazing people out there:)

‘Love and other drugs’


I remember seeing this movie for the first time…I’ve cried my eyes out, but then again I am a cry baby when it comes to painful love stories:)

Beside the fact that I love Anne Hathaway, this movie gets into your soul and finds the most weak part of it…and reminds you how wonderful heart-breaking life can be!

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Director: Edward Zwick

Writers: Charles Randolph, Edward Zwick, Marshall Herskovitz, Jamie Reidy (novel The evolution of Viagra Salesman)

Lead actors: Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway, Oliver Platt

2010 Comedy, Drama, Romance

This movie might be the most honest romance story that I’ve seen in a while:)

Maggie is a free-spirited Parkinson’s patient that doesn’t allow anyone in her life to get attached to her, with the thought she might prevent future pain and suffering around her.

She does find her match in Jamie, a pharmaceutical salesman who thinks he always has good luck with women by being fearless and charming.

Their relationship begins as just a sexual attraction but soon develops in something neither of them knows what to really do about.

Some reviewed this movie as a comedy about sex and commitment…I would agree to this to a certain point.

The way that some scenes were presented has no doubt a light and fun factor about it, but essentially the main layer of this story is how illness changes the way we look at life and how a dark moment can be brighten up when two people need each other.

I love how the characters didn’t just stayed characters, they managed to make this story closer to reality as possible creating a true and painful love story.

Watch this movie and open your heart to the beauty of a real relationship with all the good and bad that it can bring.

Have a good Friday:)

‘Original sin – Pecado Original’


To keep in with this week’s spanish theme, I’ve chosen one of my all time favourite movies, not just because the main female character is one of my most loved actresses but because this love story brings to life those feelings which most of us are uncomfortable to admit we have … addiction to the person we love.

Original sin… Pecado original

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Director: Michael Cristofer

Writers: Cornell Woolrich (novel), Michael Cristofer

Lead actors: Angelina Jolie, Antonio Banderas

2001 Drama, Romance

If you ever been truly in love…and I mean, when you feel you cannot breath without the other person, when you desperately try to imagine how your life would be without them, when you feel their joy and pain with them… when you feel truly addicted to that person, than this movie will make sense.

I watched it so many times and each time it brings to life the same pain and happiness, anger and forgiveness, love and addictive desire.

Luis and Julia are bound by marriage but their relationship quickly becomes driven by lust and desire, uncontrollable passion.

Everything starts with a lie… and I think this is one of the painful realities that this story brings to us… love, sometimes has to outlive tremendous pain and forgiveness to be able to survive and thrive to be eternal.

Julia seems more enigmatic as Luis gets closer, but then again, that is human nature, more people try to get to know us, more we build that wall that we think it protects from all the pain and sorrow.

The truth is… more we hide, more we lose time and the opportunity to find what we are meant to have and enjoy.

The story goes from a need to share to passion and love, ending in wild obsession… but who are we to judge what is real love?

Embark with me and let your senses free… open your mind and let your eyes be blind:)

Enjoy watching this movie!

‘Beautiful creatures’


“There are moments in our life when we are drawn either to light or to darkness… what does make us choose our path?”

I am going to be honest with you and say that before watching this movie, I didn’t really know what to think about it, like everyone I did watch the trailer, which I might say it does intrigue…

This story has so many layers that it can be your cup of tea if you are a hopeless romantic, have a wild imagination, you feel drawn to the world of fantasy and all possibilities or just want to watch something different.

 

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Director: Richard LaGravenese

Writers: Richard LaGravenese, Kami Garcia ( novel ), Margaret Stohl

Lead actors: Alice Englert, Alden Ehrenreich, Emma Thompson

2013 Drama, Fantasy, Romance

From the title, you can realise the core of this movie is a supernatural love story, between Ethan, a boy who only wants to escape his small town and Lena, the new girl who has a whole mysterious family history wanting to decide her future.

‘What makes us want to leave, it keeps us closer at the same time’

Lena counts the days to her 16th birthday, when her magical powers will be claimed for good or for evil…Ethan is her connection to light and the string that keeps her wide awake to the reality. She also becomes Ethan’s main focus…his reason to stay.

While learning the family’s secrets, they discover themselves and the strong connection they have.

I think the moment that made me enjoy this movie even more was the end of the story…

So take a risk today, a small one and add a bit of supernatural to your day:)