I find that this movie is hard to describe, I’m not sure what to write. It was not what I expected based on the Netflix summary, or what my boyfriend told me about it.  I did enjoy it though.  The basic summary is that a town has to be evacuated in order for them to build a dam and flood the place and there’s a boy who’s too sick to move.  The story kind of flips between the people who are in charge of getting everyone out and the sick boy.  But there’s so much more than that. 

It weaves an almost fantastical element into the story which otherwise would have been very simple and straightforward.  The best way I can describe it is just as different.  It’s not action packed or very fast paced even, but it tells a good story without extraneous scenes or dialogue.  There’s no action for the sake of action.  It’s a well told story and it doesn’t need any extra embellishments. 

I’m glad I decided to watch this movie. 


I actually watched this a while ago, it was my Netflix a couple of movies ago.  This movie wasn’t quite what I expected either.  It was very well acted though, and I did find it interesting.  It was also rather sad.  So while not what I expected, I still enjoyed it.  I like Keira Knightley and James McAvoy, their parts were very well acted. 

The way the story was told in the movie was also interesting.  We’d see things happen through the viewpoint of one character, who would then interpret it accordingly.  Later we would get to see the actual event, and understand why the character’s interpretation was so important. 

I think this is the kind of movie you have to be in the mood for. It’s not major action, it’s not all that fast paced, but it does tell a story and I think it does it well.


I was disappointed in the this movie.  I thought it sounded really interesting and had a great premise, but then the movie itself was a let down.  Dan and I ended  up watching half of it on fast forward.  It started out slow and didn’t seem to ever really pick up.  Ashley Judd is a good actress, yet I didn’t quite connect with her character this time.  It takes over half of the movie before her character ever becomes paranoid about the bugs.  From there the movie didn’t really improve.  To be perfectly honest, I was kind of rooting for the ending that happened.  I didn’t have anything at all invested in these characters and I think the story could have been told in a better way.  And with less blood. 

They didn’t explore the psychological side of it enough. Or maybe they didn’t explore it in the right way.  I really like movies that have some type of psychological element to them, things that mess with your head or mess with the characters heads.  This movie didn’t really do that.  Yes, the characters were paranoid and that came across, but I think it could have been delved into deeper than it was. 

Bug also had some weird camera shots, and randomly interspersed pictures of bugs and stuff that didn’t really fit with the film.  The other characters also didn’t have much of a purpose at all, and I would have liked to have known more about them.  As I said, overall this film was a disappointment and not what I expected at all.

Latest Netflix rental…

Last night I watched The Happening. It was my current Netflix pick.  I’ve heard bad reviews of it, but I have to say that I really enjoyed it.  I think people usually hit either end of the spectrum when it comes to M. Night Shymalan’s movies.  I tend to like them.  Granted there are some things I disagree with, or parts that don’t gel for me, but overall I have enjoyed all of his movies.

The Happening is not a fast paced action flick by any means.  Like his previous movies, this one relies on the story to keep you engaged.  There was no real twist to it, as everyone seems to expect that he’s going to keep trying to do.  It was laid out plain and simple, but yet still intriguing.  Granted it’s not one to run out and buy, but I did enjoy it a lot.

It’s a movie post…

And not a QotD!  Go me!  I’ve watched several movies here pretty recently, and so I thought I’d post about them with a few of my thoughts.  These aren’t in any particular order.  We’ve been actually watching our Netflix movies though!  What a concept.  We’re usually bad about having them sit around for a few weeks, possibly even a month or two.

Run, Fat Boy, Run [Blu-ray]
P.S. I Love You
Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (Widescreen Edition)


Run, Fatboy, Run was a really good movie.  Actually much better than I expected.  There’s a really good story line, and I really like Simon Pegg as an actor.  There was some “humor” that I could have done without, but the movie itself is a winner. 

P.S. I Love You is not necessarily a bad movie, but isnt’ quite what I wanted.  For one thing, I don’t really like Hillary Swank all that much. She annoyed me through much of the movie.  Actually her character annoyed me quite a bit too. I really like the idea of the movie, the premise behind the story.  I just think it could have been carried out a bit better.  I almost hate to say it, but I think perhaps it was a little too realistic.  Or maybe Hillary Swank just didn’t pull it off. 

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind was excellent!  Why did I wait so long to see this movie, it’s exactly the kind of stuff I like.  All weird and psychological.  I guess I wasn’t really sure what it was about, so I just didn’t ever pick it up.  I really enjoyed it though, it’s odd and quirky and you have to pay attention to keep up. This is the kind of movie that you can watch a second or third time, and still pick up something new.  I’ve only seen it the once, but I believe we’re going to go ahead and buy a copy. It’s one that we both really like.  The blurb for it on the Netflix sleeve didn’t really do it justice, it was much more than I thought it was going to be, and much better too.

My boyfriend and I also went to see Eagle Eye on Sunday.  Since it was in the theater I don’t have an image to include (I’m too lazy to go find one of my own and add it, Amazon doesn’t have an image for it yet).  It was a good movie.  Some of it was very far fetched and kind of stretched that suspension of disbelief that I’m usually so good at maintaining through movies.  (Okay, I’m not sure if that sentence actually makes sense.)  The story was good though, so I can forgive the far fetched bits.  It was action packed, plenty of explosions, some interesting deaths, overall a fun action flick.