Movies about/starring women. I originally started this list just as a reference for myself, but hopefully others will find it…
It's Christmas Eve and we are going to go celebrate being young and being alive.
Two women, one (Cameron Diaz) from America and one (Kate Winslet) from Britain, swap homes at Christmastime after bad breakups with their boyfriends. Each woman finds romance with a local man (Jude Law, Jack Black) but realizes that the imminent return home may end the relationship.
Another of the wife's picks. Oh fuck me it's awful. At least Kate Winslet kept her baps away this time. And Jack Black as a love interest,give me a fucking break.
I've never been able to extricate "myself" from writing or watching movies. This might be why I have bad taste; it is definitely why I never really wanted to be a critic. The context of all art is colored by experience - your age, your life, your wants and needs and emotional state - and rationalizations about the multitude of things that go into a movie, and into what "type" of movie, can only go so far.
Two examples: the last movie I watched was one of the best I've seen in months, Kiyoshi Kurosawa's CURE. I am writing here about Nancy Meyers' THE HOLIDAY. I am not critical of THE HOLIDAY for lacking the complex deep-focus staging of CURE,…
Is it pathetic that this is my favorite Christmas movie?
Also one of my favorite scores. Just lovely.
HOT SENSITIVE SINGLE DAD IN GLASSES JUDE LAW IS PEAK MALE ATTRACTIVENESS
I wanted very much to like this, and in some aspects, it's commendable. It clearly has a very big heart, and the scope of its ambitions is impressive. The four lead performances, too, are strong.
But is there a single reason this had to be nearly 140 minutes long? There is not. The movie is a sprawling mess from start to finish. Instead of telling two small stories, Nancy Meyer's tries to tell two very big stories. Even with the bloated running time she spreads her attentions too thin, and nothing really lands. One of the major problems is that the movie constantly has two feet (one foot from each love story) planted firmly in Hollywood. Cameron Diaz's character is…
ok but jude law as a dad is such a beautiful concept
Rufus Sewell and Jude Law look too much alike to be in the same movie.
I like it more than the first time I saw it. It seems I'm getting softer ;-) It's very sweet. One of those feel-good movies that is not very deep and memorable, yet you don't regret watching it.
155/366 for 2016
Does Cameron Diaz have schizophrenia in this film?
I could watch Jack Black scat movie scores forever.
A full scale alien invasion is a much more plausible premise to me compared to what happens here.
Also the best acting is performed by the two little girls.
Kate Winslet's character did that and I'm proud of her
Oh I love this movie. It isn't perfect by any means, but gooness is it fun. Jude Law is adorable and impossible not to love and the entire LA storyline with Iris and Arthur is heartwarming and wonderful.
Movie would be great without Cameron Diaz.
Film #2 of the Scavenger Hunt 16 Challenge
Item #5: A holiday trip movie.
Just a sub-par romantic comedy. The main problem that I have with the movie is the writing. It is needlessly cheesy at times and leads the story into many of the genre's cliches. The dialogue is also not especially believable, specifically with the children in the movie. The lines that they get do not sound like anything that an actual kid would say at all. Jack Black does his usual shtick as well and it gets tiring pretty fast. Kate Winslet and Jude Law were decent, but not good enough to redeem the movie as a whole. What did confuse me the most though was the movie's run time. The movie clocks in at 2 hours and 18 minutes which seems way too long for what the movie is and it can definitely be felt while watching it.
Nancy Meyers' holiday comedy proves rather harmless in its attempts to deliver a romance tale set across the UK and the US. But its cornball attempts proves to be as suffering as a pillow held down over ones face. The material is overlong, thanks to numerous scenes getting drawn out for longer than they really should be. Jude Law and Cameron Diaz prove to be rather charming with each other, but the camaraderie between Kate Winslet and Jack Black comes off as forced.
Eli Wallach is utterly adorable though. And that dog out acts everybody.
movies directed by women,
regularly updated with new releases
Here's the other list I published at the same time:
100 Highest Rated Entries on Letterboxd Directed by Women.