THE ONE I LOVE

If there is a lesson behind The One I Love, it is this, “Never look a gift horse in the mouth.” That’s it. Good night, folks. Enjoy the movie. You want more? What it’s about? Well, that’s a little trickier. The set-up: Ethan (Mark Duplass) and Sophie (Elisabeth Moss) have been married for an indeterminate amount of time. It used to be good, but they hit a rough patch and don’t really know how to deal with it or look past it. How long they have been in this rough patch isn’t addressed either, but they have sought counseling from … Continue reading THE ONE I LOVE

TAMMY

Tammy begins with the titular character (Melissa McCarthy) driving her rundown Toyota Corolla through the farmlands of Illinois. On the passenger seat, a CD boom box plays Classic Rock. Suddenly a deer jumps out of nowhere and smashes into the Corolla. Tammy gets out of the car, apologizes to the animal and tries to give it mouth-to-mouth resuscitation (by blowing on it from a distance). Miraculously, the deer springs to life and gallops off into the woods. Sadly, Tammy does not. Tammy’s tough day continues as the deer incident results in her being late for work at her fast-food job. The … Continue reading TAMMY

Movie Beat – 05.17.13

33 Postcards – Mei Mei (Zhu Lin) is a Chinese orphan with a sponsor down in Australia, Dean Randall (Guy Pearce). They write back and forth for ten years, and Mei Mei grows up dreaming of Dean’s perfect life, his perfect family, and the perfect skyline of Sydney. Her choir travels to Australia for the Australian Choir Festival, and Mei Mei uses this trip to visit her beloved pen pal. When she meets Dean, things aren’t quite so hunky-dory as he is a convict with a very shady past. Mei Mei still sees some family as a hell of a lot better than no … Continue reading Movie Beat – 05.17.13