2 Movie Reviews

Happy Monday everyone.  Did you have a nice weekend?  I hope so.  The weather was so lovely!  Over the weekend I got a couple movies from Redbox.  I rented Blue Jasmine and The Spectacular Now.

Cate Blanchett is a force to be reckoned with.  I swear, this woman can play any role handed to her.
The movie is about a New York socialite who's husband (played by Alec Baldwin) turns out to be a crook and loses all of their money.  Blanchett moves in with her sister (played by Sally Hawkins) in San Francisco to get back on her feet.  Blanchett plays Jasmine magnificently.  The character is completely down on her luck and a little bit crazy after everything she has gone through.  You see a "yuppy" NYC woman trying to grasp at anything she can to stay on top of the world that she has known for the last 15 years or so.  This movie has a fantastic cast and of course, the fabulous Woody Allen.  Some of Allen's films, for me, are a hit and miss.  Blue Jasmine is fantastic and there is no doubt in my mind that Cate Blanchett will take home the Oscar for Best Actress this Sunday!

I picked up this movie, because I really like Shailene Woodley.  She was in The Descendants with George Clooney and she's starring in Divergent out in March (I'm soooooo excited for Divergent!).  This movie, however, made me really angry!  The synopsis for this movie goes as such ~
This is the story of Sutter Keely - high school senior, effortless charmer, and self-proclaimed "life of the party" - and how he unexpectedly falls in love the the "nice girl" Aimee Fineky.  While Aimee dreams of the future, Sutter lives in the now.  Yet somehow, they're drawn together.  What starts as an unlikely romance becomes a sharp-eyed, straight-up snapshot of the heady confusion and haunting passion of youth - one that doesn't look for tidy truths. 
This is straight from movie's website (link above).

What they don't tell you is that Sutter is an 18 year old alcoholic.  He can't function without it.  He is always carrying around a flask and what looks like a Big Gulp cup and putting whiskey in the cup.  He goes to work and school with the flask and Big Gulp in hand.  When Sutter meets Aimee, the "nice girl," she jumps right on board, having never drank before. For Prom, Sutter buys Aimee her very own flask.  How sweet.  At one point in the film, Sutter's boss says that he can keep his job if he "promises not to come to work loaded anymore.  Not even a little bit buzzed."  Sutter is very honest with his boss and says, "I can't promise you that."  SERIOUSLY!  He just lost his job, because he chose alcohol first!
Don't get me started on Aimee.  She becomes a drinker with Sutter, loses her virginity to Sutter, and then she gets hit by a car because of Sutter and she's still in love with him!  WTF! How desperate is this girl!
I think I was yelling at the television screen about how angry I was.  This is a horrible movie.  Don't waste your time.

I should have rented Escape Plan instead!

On that note :) I hope you enjoy your Monday and remember, pick your movies wisely!

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