Thursday, August 25, 2011

The Inbetweeners Movie

So it's been released finally. The film to follow on after the TV series....

Admittedly I have tried to watch the TV show and I just didn't really get in to it. But I thought well I'll watch the film. And if your like me you'll love the film! It had me in stitches from the start! I'd seen the trailer for it but I didn't know anything else about what would happen in the film. I think that's a good way to watch it because I find the expectations are lower of films that way.

It was brilliantly written and I think it's definitely one to watch! From what I had seen of the TV series, I found Neil (Blake Harrison) to be the funniest member of the group and I find that he is in the film too. It starts off with them leaving Sixth Form and having that break between school and heading off to university. Then deciding to go on holiday to cheer them all up and they settle on Malia, Greece. 

The whole holiday seems to be disastrous but so entertaining to watch! From the beginning; crap bus ride to pulling up to the run down hotel that they have to stay in. Literally my stomach muscles were aching from laughing so much. The don't succeed well on the pulling and clubbing but the failure makes for brilliant one liners. 

The foursome are brilliant comedic actors and when all put together they make for brilliant amusement. I wouldn't be surprised if they and Film 4 decided to do a follow up film from the success of this one...

I would quote some of the one liners but there were far to many to remember! I recommend this film to everyone! 

Monday, August 15, 2011


Sometimes every girl needs a film that she can; eat junk, laugh at, sympathise with and love. This is definitely one of those films.

The main protagonist of the film is called Annie, who used to own a cake shop with her previous partner, and the film revolves around her relationship with her childhood best friend Lillian. Lillian at the beginning of the film announces that she’s engaged and wants Annie to be her maid of honor. But then Annie meets Helen… Helen is Lillian’s new ‘best’ friend. Throughout the majority of the film Helen’s character is controlling and attempts to take Annie’s place in Lillian’s life.

The plot of the film shows the highlights of true friendship and the pressure on Annie as the maid of honor. It’s a brilliant written plot and one that I definitely didn’t find boring. My only criticism is that I wanted to know more about Annie’s previous life involving the cake shop. The cast is cleverly selected one, especially the comedic characters; Matt Lucas as Gil and Melissa McCarthy as Megan. Also Irish star Chris O’Dowd, well known for the IT Crowd, played the loveable Officer Nathan Rhodes brilliantly.

Some of the lines just had me in stitches;

“You smell like pine needles, and have a face like sunshine! “

 I'm glad he's single because I'm going to climb that like a tree.”

“You probably bleached your assholes at the salon”

I’ve watched so many recent chick flicks and the majority of them feel like they are missing that touch that makes them an instant favourite. This definitely isn’t one of those… It has the comedy, the bitchiness, the loveable, the happiness and the special moments of what a good girly film should have!

So if you fancy a film that you can curl up with your pajamas and watch something to make you smile, this is definitely a good film to choose. This will become one of those classic chick flick films that I’ll be adding to my collection.

Thursday, August 11, 2011


The film came out last year and I have finally got around to watching it... It is definitely better than I thought it was going to be! 

The one thing I was worried about this film was always going to be the plot lines of the film, since some recent film musicals I haven't thought that highly of. But actually they have been brilliantly written and can keep you interested throughout the whole film. It's not only the plot but the collaborations for the music between Cher and Christina Aguilera I think are truly special! I think they managed to capture the relationship between musical, current and in some ways vintage sounds that are popular today, definitely in musicals and on the stage. I love Christina's vocals anyway but the musical showcases how talented she actually is! I also thought her acting pretty good too!

The film features a number of brilliant actors and actress in it's cast. Stanley Tucci and Cher's playful relationship throughout the film is entertaining! It also seems that many of the fellow cast has the same attitudes towards each other also which makes for brilliant acting. The dancing and the costumes is something else! These are what made the film for me. The dancing was so energetic in the group numbers that it comes across to the audience watching it. The differences between each individual routine were amazing! The costumes were very flattering and typical of the theme; the flapper costumes, the big feathery fans and the daring outfits. I could tell there was a lot of thought to each design and I loved them!

It reminded me a lot of the film version of Chicago because of the costumes, the entertainment of the songs and some of the set designs. But Burlesque does have many unique areas about the film. Which might explain why I think it's a brilliant film. 

It is definitely a must watch for any musical lovers!

Saturday, August 06, 2011

Eat Love Pray

Book written by Elizabeth Gilbert. The adaptation from book to film is a very good one (From how much I've gotten through the book, which is about half) but then again when Brad Pitt/Brad Gray/Jennifer Anniston production company Plan B Entertaining is involved they tend to be good adaptations.

The story is surrounds Liz (Julia Roberts) life and the change of how she feels after marrying from a young age to trying to find herself. She travels from her hometown New York across to enjoy the delicious food and learn the language in Italy. (The whole time she's there I am watching wanting to eat Italian and tour the country!) From there she moves on to India to meditate with The Guru, who she discovers through a short-lived romance with David (James Franco). After there she travels back to Bali to see Ketut (Hadi Subiyanto), who see meets in the beginning of the film, to heal herself back together from her whole journey.

Throughout the film/book you see Liz discovering how to love again and who she is as a person. The journey is a beautiful one to read about and watch. It even makes me feel spiritual when I do as you see her struggles with spirituality and when she eventually achieves it. Also learning about all the friendship she makes on her pathway to ‘peace’ like Richard in India and Sofi in Italy.

There are so many amazing lines:
“Having a baby is like getting a tattoo on your face. You really need to be certain of what you want before you commit”
“The love that moves the sun and the other stars”
“To Lose balance sometimes for love is part of living a balanced life”

It’s shot like a typical Hollywood movie but I think it definitely suits this film. It means that you get the luxurious shots of the surrounds that she’s in, especially in Italy and Bali! The soundtrack is amazing too. It definitely has a variation of music to reflect the feelings and atmosphere of each country she’s visiting.

The film made me think about life, travelling and who I am. This is definitely a good factor of it, but you can also take it lightly and with not much effect as well. I think it’s a definite read and watch depending on what mood your in!

Friday, August 05, 2011

Julie & Julia

Amy Adams character Julie is starting a blog as a way to use her writing skills, after being in a boring job. She comes to the conclusion that she that she will cook Amy Adams character Julie is starting a blog as a way to use her writing skills, after being in a boring job. She comes to the conclusion that she that she will cook all of the 524 recipes from Julia Child's (Meryl Streep) cookbook in 365 days. It shows the negative sides and the positive side of her journey and of Child’s life as well

The films based on a true story of the Julie/Julia Project. I love the fact that is because it adds depth to the whole film and it has the feeling of being based on truth from the way that it has the screenwriters have written the script. The film allows the audience to learn about two people’s whole lives and the parallels between their lives! I love the way that the film is shot and the music that the have added in is brilliant for the feeling of the whole film!

One reason I love this film so much is the acting between Meryl Streep and Stanley Tucci. I think because they are so close, playing a married couple in this film is brilliant as they have a buzz when they are on screen together!

It is definitely a girlie film and such an entertaining film to watch! There is a scene with Julie having to cook lobsters, which is so entertaining from how screamish her character is!

Even though when I watched it first time I found the ending is a bit disappointing because I was hoping for something else to happen. If you watch the film you shall see for yourself what I mean. The one thing that I must warn you about this film is that it will make you hungry from all the lovely food that they cook! It’s one to watch with a bar of chocolate, or a three-course meal to stop you feeling the hunger!

“You are the butter to my bread, you are the breath to my life”