The Weekend Run Down

by Lesley on August 3, 2008 · 6 comments

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I usually fall asleep when we watch movies at night but this weekend I stayed awake for three flicks– all very different but each quite good:

Definitely, Maybe
Starts out slow but I found myself loving Ryan Reynolds and Abigail Breslin throughout. This one is a girl movie but Jonathan sat threw it without too much complaining. If you’re in need of a chick flick, treat yourself to this movie.

Under the Same Moon
A story of a young boy from Mexico who travels to the U.S. in search of his mother, working here illegally as a house cleaner. The movie definitely has an “angle” it’s promoting, but I couldn’t help but fall in love with Carlitos and his perseverance.

21
Loved this movie and didn’t think I would! Considering I hate numbers and don’t gamble, I’m actually surprised I liked this movie as much as I did. It’s based on the book Bringing Down the House– a somewhat true tale of MIT students who make big bucks in Vegas playing blackjack.

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SportsFan's Daughter
SportsFan's Daughter

You have the read Bringing Down the House. I am barely literate and I polished it off in 3 days or so. It's the kind of good that will have you looking at the clock at 1 am and hating yourself for not being able to put it down.

Trent and Katie
Trent and Katie

Despite the Van Wilder movies and fact that he was once engaged to Alanis, I have long had a celebrity crush on Ryan Reynolds and am very jealous of Megan right now. Such a cute movie! I rented 4 movies the other night (I got two older ones free) and Definitely Maybe was one of them. I got so much crap for renting The Last Mimzy (apparently it's only for kids) but you know how I love kid movies and I loved it.

*corinne
*corinne

i saw definitely, maybe the other night with anna. i agree, it started slow, but i ended up liking and appreciating it. it was not predictable.