Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Sunday, July 8, 2012
Two people couldn't have been closer friends while they were growing up, unfortunately Emma (Rachel Bilson) and Will (Tom Sturridge) lost touch a long time ago as far as she knows. To Will, Emma never stopped being the most important person in his life. Believing them to be forever linked, he goes wherever she goes. He survives by his talents as a street entertainer and when Emma's father gets sick she returns to their hometown, and Will again follows in her footsteps. It's at this time that Will finally finds the courage to profess his love yet he finds that it's not as easy as you would think. I found this movie to be very simple and predictable. Tom Sturridge did a very good job portraying the love sick, simple minded goof, while Rachel Bilson seemed very bland and unemotional even when her ex-boyfriend was arrested for murder. The plot also seems to leave a little to be desired. It glosses over, what could and should have been, important key plot lines that would give the characters more depth. For instance when Emma's dad passes away there is a brief mention by Will's brother on how she and her mom are coping with it and she answers, "We're just fine." Really? Your father just died and your fine with no tears or emotion. She must be taking acting lessons from Kristen Stuart. My favorite part was the quirkiness that Will's character brought. He, by far, was the best part of the movie and actually made me laugh a couple of times. Overall I would have to give this movie a rating of: FORGETFUL. I will not remember this movie next week. If you like what you have read or completely disagree. Let me know and comment below.
Friday, July 6, 2012
Don't know where I've been lately? Maybe you should have checked OZ. I know I will be. I just came across this movie this week and I am excited. I love the original Wizard of Oz and think this is shaping up to be a "Wicked" good time. Hehe. What do you guys think? Let me know, leave your comment below.