i recently had the pleasure of seeing two exceptional movies:
win win is currently in theatre. it's about a family. the father is a lawyer who is struggling to make ends meet. i don't want to give much away, it's really worth seeing for yourself. the movie takes you on an emotional roller coaster with a multitude of underdog characters that you are continuously rooting for. starring two of actors who i have soft spots for jeffrey tambor and paul giamatti. another treat was seeing holly from the office as a new jersey mother with a whole lot of spunk and a great sense of humour. i sincerely loved this movie, and i would watch it again in a heartbeat.
i vaguely remember seeing a preview for get low at the theatre and thinking it would be a great movie and then forgetting all about it... until we saw the cover at the video store this weekend. starring another actor i have a soft spot for, robert duvall. he plays a hermit who has (basically) exiled himself from his community. he lives on 300 acres of land with his mule. the mule is really cute. he has decided to have a funeral party for himself before he dies. the movie takes you through the planning stages, and gives clues as to why he has become a hermit. so if you want to find out why, watch it.
both of these movies were heartwarming and feel good, suspenseful and not too predictable. they both had great casts and fantastic acting. i feel like it's not something you come across too often in hollywood style movies that explode at the box office (whether or not they are any good). it was a nice change.