Larry Crowne, Hanks' second effort behind the camera, makes It's a Wonderful Life look like Enter the Void. It's a cute movie that never meant to hurt no one, and that's the best thing I can say about it.
To pluck romantic comedy from the jaws of a social crisis is a laudable project, worthy of Preston Sturges, and it's a pity that this featherlight drama-written by Tom Hanks and Nia Vardalos, and directed by Hanks himself-should falter in its task.
The dvd I had of this film was NOT widescreen. When I saw Walmart offered it in widescreen I couldn't resist purchasing it. It's always been one of my favorite movies. I haven't watched it yet but I know I'll love it.
The draggy narrative of this 1997 comedy is tough to sit through -- there are even several overproduced musical numbers -- but it does have an intriguing subversive element that I don't want to give away.
Eat Pray Love is a two hour and fifteen minute ad for being rich; it's a smug, patronising travelogue that -- despite its already apt title -- could have also been called First World Problems: The Movie.
If a Christian can look past the religious implications of the movie, the story of this movie gives a good perspective of the Spiritual Journey we must all take to find our Reward. The Journey is part of our Rebirth and our new Life cannot start without the Journey. The movie also makes a good point in that the Journey doesn't take place until later in our life. Just as the Jew is not to begin indulgence into the mystical side of their religion until after about the age of 40, a Spiritual Journey should not be attempted until the same time frame. Really good movie. It made me so Grateful to have made the Journey and survived.
Hey, I love a good espionage movie just like anyone else, and I am a big Julia Roberts fan, but I have to give this one a two-thumbs down (accompanied by blowing a raspberry sound). The movie dragged on, was hard to follow since it was so disjointed (trying hard to keep up with latest trend of movies where scenes are out of sequence, except this one made you dizzy and bored). Not sure characters were even that likable. Bottom line: Easy to see why this film bombed at the theaters. I would not recommend this at all. Better wait for it to come on cable if you feel you must see it. SAVE YOUR MONEY!!
This movie was absolutely DARLING! It has an \"Ella Enchanted\" feel to it. The humor is slap-stick and good for all ages. My husband and I both found this movie very entertaining. We watched it and are ready to run to the store to purchase a copy to own. Julia Roberts does not do an accent well at all in the movie, but she is great as the queen! Lily Collins is so likeable. No swearing, no promiscuity, no nudity-it is one of the cleanest movies I have seen in a long time! LOVE!