Review: Trainwreck

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Movie: Trainwreck

Year: 2015

Rating: 4 stars

Okay, so I was planning on posting a book review today, but I need to talk about Trainwreck.

I watched this movie yesterday and it was everything I needed and expected.

I am not a big fan of comedy movies, they have to have some specific qualities to make me enjoy them, the most important is brains. It has to be well thought, not just a collection of ideas thrown together. And it has to have heart.

Trainwreck has these qualities and it also have two great leads, Amy Schumer and Bill Hader. This is a romantic comedy with leads who are not your typical romcom leads. They are real, they are flawed, they are human. They don’t make exaggerated mistakes for the sake of a joke, they have very human reactions, their mistakes are the ones anyone could make.

This movie has hilarious scenes, and some top notch cameos.

LeBron James and John Cena are great findings and shine as much as Brie Larson, Mike Birbiglia and Colin Quinn.

This is such a great movie, I keep forgetting it was directed by Judd Apatow. It has his touch, but to a more evolved level. It is definitely worth watching it.

(Warning: This is a R rated movie, not something to watch with kids or grandparents :~P)

Review: The Princess Bride

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Movie: The Princess Bride

Year: 1987

Rating: 5 stars

I guess my only question to myself is ‘why did I take so long to watch this?‘ I mean it! For years I’ve heard and read quotes and references to this movie but was apprehensive about it. I guess it was the same apprehension I used to have with Neil Gaiman‘s books.  Everybody who shared the same taste in books and movies with me loved it, what if I watched and didn’t enjoy it like others did? It’s silly, I know, but I was scared of being disappointed. Also, I’m not a huge fan of romance.

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My favorite character, Inigo Montoya.
Well, now I can now say that my fear was unfounded. I loved The Princess Bride the same way I’ve loved every Neil Gaiman’s book I’ve read so far. I’m completely taken by the story, the characters and the brilliant and the light tongue-in-cheek humor is superb. Rob Reiner‘s directional style is delicious as usual. The exaggerated and absurd side of the movie reminds me of Monty Python – and that’s a huge compliment.

If you never saw it, don’t wait any longer. And remember:

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