Paper Towns – Film Review

Duration: 1 hr 49 mins

Rating: 12A

Release Date(UK): 17 August 2015

Genre: Drama, mystery, romance, comedy

Director: Jack Schreier

Cast: Nat Wolff, Cara Delevingne, Austin Abrams, Justice Smith, Halston Sage, Jaz Sinclair…

Description: Quentin has been neighbours with Margo since he was a child – now he’s nearing high school graduation. They used to be friends but then they grew up and Margo became the cool popular one and Quentin was kind of the complete opposite. One night Margo gives Quentin the honour of spending the night with her going round the town and getting revenge on all her cheating, lying friends. Quentin thinks that maybe tomorrow will be different, and he was right but not in the way he imagined… Margo has gone missing and left what seems like a collection of clues to her whereabouts.

My Thoughts: I reviewed the book of Paper Towns just over a week ago and I really, really enjoyed it. I thought it was amazing but you can go and read the review for my actually thoughts on the book. Anyway, then I got this film for Christmas and I watched it the other day and decided I should review it for you guys!

Firstly, the twelve-year-old versions of Quentin and Margo were brilliantly cast! They honestly looked like they could have been them when they were twelve and they acted the part really well also.

I really loved Ben (Austin Abrams) and Radar (Justice Smith) in the book, they’re really funny and cool and they really make the book great and I loved them in this too but I feel like all of the guys in this film look about thirteen and they were supposed to be graduating high school so they all should have looked eighteen and they just didn’t, I don’t know if it was the clothes or the posture or what but they just looked really young. And Quentin (Nat Wolff) looked really young when he was with them but when he was with Margo (Cara Delevingne) he looked older. It was weird.

I saw Nat Wolff in The Fault In Our Stars and although he had a relatively small part I knew he was a great actor and he really did his parts well. He played the part of Quentin really well and I’m so glad he was casted for the part; he got every aspect of Quentin’s character down to posture and personality right. Quentin was exactly how I imagined him.

I’d never seen Cara Delevingne act before seeing her in Paper Towns, I didn’t even know she was an actress… although I had seen her in shop windows along the high street modelling clothes that I didn’t want to buy. Anyway, at the start of the film I thought that maybe she wasn’t the right person for the part, maybe she had been miscast but as the film progressed I changed my mind and decide that actually Cara really was the right person to play Margo, as with Nat her movements and posture and also personality were all exactly right and I’m really glad her and Nat were picked as the leading actors.

All the particularly memorable lines or quotes that I remember from the book all featured in the film and every single one was said exactly right and exactly how I imagined it to be said in the book no matter who delivered the line.

I loved the Ansel Elgort cameo, it was so great! It was truly a great moment because it was so vague, short and pointless yet funny and amazing at the same time!

Sadly, I felt like the film was too short and there wasn’t enough content to make it as much of a mystery as the book felt. I think the atmosphere of the story was changed in this, when I was reading the book it felt like a proper mystery and you didn’t know what had happened to Margo and you desperately wanted to find out and you were trying to figure out the clues as the story went on and it didn’t feel quiet like that in the film, I don’t know if it’s because I read the book first and therefore already knew what was going to happen that it felt different but I don’t think it was. I just feel like the film needed to last a bit longer and have a bit more of a mystery about it.

They changed the ending a little bit and I found that kind of disappointing as I thought the ending was quite good in the book.

When I first read The Fault In Our Stars I didn’t know what all the fuss was about and then I watched the film and I understood completely, with Paper Towns it’s the opposite you have to read the book to know what it’s all about.

All of the above being said it was yet another great John Green film that teaches you a little more about life and opens up our eyes to the whole big world that’s out there just waiting for you. And it also doesn’t end as depressingly as The Fault In Our Stars, just in case you were worried.

 

I would really suggest watching this film if:

  • You’ve read the book (whether you liked it or not),
  • You’ve seen a trailer and it interested you,
  • You’ve seen and/or read The Fault In Our Stars and liked it,
  • You’ve read another book by John Green and liked it,
  • You’re a fan of Nat Wolff,
  • You’re a fan of Cara Delevingne,
  • All of the above,
  • Or you could just watch it because I’m telling you it’s amazing!

4 and a half/5 stars.

If you’ve seen the film and would like to share your views please feel free to write them in the comments section or if you’ve got your own review you can post a link in the comments section! If you haven’t seen the film but you’ve read the book and would like to share your thoughts you can comment on my book review here. And if you haven’t read or watched it but you’re planning to remember this review and come back and post your comments!

Warnings: Alcohol consumption, sexual references, a couple of kissing scenes, a small amount of nudity, swearing, some scenes that may be scary or upsetting to younger viewers. For full details click the link to the IMDb Parental guide: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3622592/parentalguide?ref_=tt_stry_pg

Trailer: To see a trailer and read more information on the film and cast click the link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3622592/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Other Information: Paper Towns was originally a book written by John Green who is also the author of The Fault In Our Stars which was also turned into a film in 2014 starring Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort (Who had an extras part in this film) and the lead role in this film – Nat Wolff.

Pitch Perfect 2 – Film Review

Duration: 1 hr 55 mins

Rating: 12A

Release Date(UK): 15 May 2015 

Genre: Comedy, music

Director: Elizabeth Banks

Cast: Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfield, Brittany Snow, Skylar Astin, Adam DeVine, Katey Sagal, Ben Platt…

Description: It’s Becca’s last year of college, and also her last year of being in the Barden Bella’s – Becca’s a cappella group. After a humiliating performance the Bella’s decide to compete in an international a cappella competition that no American group has ever won in the hopes that they can regain some dignity… unfortunately they’ve completely lost all harmony within the group, both musically and non-musically

My Thoughts: I remember seeing a trailer for Pitch Perfect when it came out in cinemas and then watching it one time when I was ill, and I thought it was a decent film only really offensive…

Unfortunately this one wasn’t that much better on the offensive level, because it still was really offensive to almost all people…

The first song was really awful… which was kind of disappointing but it’s okay because later on in the film there were some really good songs!

I really loved the Barack Obama cameo at the start of the film!

At times I found it really funny, it was much funnier than the first one and it was funny without being offensive, unlike the last one where you were supposed to laugh at them being offensive. But this had some really good quality laughable moments.

It was never possible to tell what was going to happen, not in the storyline or to any of the characters.

I thought this film was really improved since the last one, the characters were better and more likeable and they had a more established relationship between each other which was good. I felt like I actually cared about and could relate to the characters whereas in the last one it was just a kind of silly comedy which didn’t really have all that much of a plot but this one did have a proper plot and you actually cared what happened and it was really good.

I feel like the popularity of a cappella groups is really unrealistic and overrated.

I missed Skylar Astin a little bit, I wish he had been in it  a bit more.

I really loved how it was kind of relatable and real, I love films where what happens is real, you know? Like graduating college and having to decide what to do with your life, doing work experience, going on holiday with your friends etc. just all normal things that normal people would do and do have to experience at some point in their lives (not necessarily the going on holiday bit) and they always kind of enlighten me and make me excited about the future and all the great things to come ahead and how there are more great times ahead than you’ve left behind and that kind of thing. Basically what I’m saying is these kind of films make me happy.

After I finished watching the first Pitch Perfect I was kind of annoyed and disappointed that it wasn’t as good as I thought it was going to be and it was silly and offensive. With this one I finished it and I kind of just wanted to watch it again and I still do kind of want to watch it now while I’m writing this, it’s so unbelievable that the first one could be so different and so much worse than this one and this was actually a really good film!

If you watched the first film because you thought it was your kind of thing and you thought it was going to be good and like me, you were disappointed and it’s stopped you from watching this one thinking you’re going to be watching the same silly stupid film then you are really mistaken, this is exactly how I imagined the first one should have been and better, and I really suggest watching it!

Strangely and unexpectedly but with great pleasure I give this film 5/5 stars!

If you’ve seen this film please feel free to comment with your own thoughts and opinions, or you could even post a link to your own review (if you have one!). If you haven’t seen this film yet but are planning to remember this review and come back to share your views once you have!

Warnings: Sexual references, swearing, alcohol consumption. For full details, please click the link to the IMDb parental guide to this film: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2848292/parentalguide?ref_=tt_stry_pg

Trailer: To see a trailer and read more information on the film and cast click the link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2848292/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Other Information: Pitch Perfect 2 is the sequel to Pitch Perfect which came out as a film in 2012 and is based on the book Pitch Perfect: The Quest for Collegiate A Cappella Glory which you can buy here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Pitch-Perfect-Quest-Collegiate-Cappella-ebook/dp/B0013TX8KG/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1451513677&sr=1-1&keywords=pitch+perfect+book . Pitch Perfect 3 is due to come out on 4 August 2017 (UK).

Ant-Man – Film Review

Duration: 1 hr 57 mins

Rating: 12A

Release Date(UK): 17 July 2015

Genre: Action, adventure, sci-fi,

Director: Peyton Reed

Cast: Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Bobby Cannavale, Anthony Mackie…

Description: Scott Lang was just a normal Dad/minor criminal but when he gets himself into a situation bigger than he can handle and steals from a safe that has a suit with an incredible ability he’s going to have to deal with the consequences, those being having to use the suit he stole to turn himself into ant form with human strength and try to save the world.

My Thoughts: So, Ant-Man is a pretty strange idea, and to be honest when I first heard the film existed I thought it was pretty ridiculous having a man turn into an ant… like how can you benefit from that? That’s not a superhero power it’s a death wish.

Anyway, then I actually watched the film and here’s what I thought…

Okay, so firstly as I’ve mentioned the storyline was a ridiculous one and even after it was explained that he still had human strength whilst being ant-sized I still didn’t see how this could be of any use to someone. And when he was in ant form and stuck in the obvious and easy situations to get out of he didn’t, he just remained stuck there and it was ridiculous. Like does he lose his brain when he’s ant sized or does it just shrink? I also feel like it was really gross and creepy that there were ants everywhere all the time it was gross. And the other thing is he wasn’t even ant sized because when you saw him standing with other ants they were huge compared to him.

I feel like it took way too long before he properly became ant-man and there was more of the film where he was training to be ant-man than actually being ant-man.

I feel like one of the main things that makes action, superhero, Marvel films good is the amount of action that is in every film, the amount of fights between characters that has you on the edge of your seat because you don’t know what’s going to happen to them and I feel like this film was really lacking in that, because he was ant sized there wasn’t really any fighting involved, there was one fight scene at the end of the film and that was it and even that wasn’t as entertaining as fights in other Marvel films as they were tiny ant-men having a fight in a young girl’s train set.

When Pym’s (Michael Douglas) daughter, Hope (Evangeline Lilly) asks to be ant-man or in this case ant-woman and he says no, it really annoyed me although I realise that it had to be no because the film was called ant-man and therefore it had to be Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) but I was disappointed because there are no current Marvel superhero’s that are women there’s only Black Widow in the Avengers films but she’s an assassin and she doesn’t have any actual superpowers and all she ever does really is ride around on a motorbike in tight leather outfits. There’s also Susan from the new Fantastic Four film but that’s a re-make so it doesn’t count. I just wish that there could be female superhero’s occasionally. Although having your only female superhero be an ant might be a bit insulting too.

As we’re on the subject of the Avengers it really annoyed me when they mentioned the Avengers in the film, I feel like unless it’s an actual official Avengers film then they can’t be mentioned in other Marvel films because otherwise the main superhero in the film is implausibly left all on their own to save the world. If the avengers job is to save the world it has to be their job all the time not just when they can be bothered. So I feel like the avengers would have helped in a situation like the situation Ant-man was in only it wasn’t an Avengers movie so that’s why they weren’t featured. And it annoyed me.

I feel like I never properly understand why the evil man was evil and how he was going to destroy the world with little ant-men and also I didn’t feel like he was a very good bad guy. He was just kind of dull.

So far the film had been dull, boring, slightly funny but only slightly, there had been hardly any action and then we reached the end which was the best part (not in a good way)! Because the film managed to turn itself into a parody of itself and Marvel movies, it was so ridiculously stupid and if you thought it was already ridiculous ant-man being an ant-man it got even more ridiculous because he had these strange weapons that turned anything into larger form so we got to see first a giant ant and then a life-sized Thomas The Tank Engine destroy Scott’s child’s home. And that kind of destroyed the film for me a little bit, and I was laughing but more at it than with it.

I started watching this film thinking it was going to be ridiculous and I finished this film knowing that it was.

3 and a half/5 stars.

Warnings: Violence, swearing, kissing, alcohol consumption, smoking and references to taking drugs all feature. There are also some scenes that might be found upsetting to younger audiences. I would not suggest this film to anyone with Myrmecophobia (the fear of ants). For full details on the content of the film click the link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0478970/parentalguide?ref_=tt_stry_pg

Trailer: To see a trailer and read more information on the film and cast click the link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0478970/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Other Information: Ant-Man is based off a Marvel comic series.

The DUFF – Film Review

Duration: 1 hr 41 mins

Rating: 12A

Release Date(UK): 6 April 2015

Genre: Comedy, romance

Director: Ari Sandel

Cast: Mae Whitman, Robbie Amell, Bella Thorne, Bianca A. Santos, Skyler Samuels, Romany Malco…

Description: Designated Ugly Fat Friend AKA DUFF is what Bianca has been labelled by almost everyone in her school. Bianca refuses to be called this and goes to many lengths to try to prove she’s not a DUFF but eventually she realises that really, everyone is somebody’s DUFF.

My Thoughts: So, I watched this film on Christmas Day with someone as they had received it as a present.

At first it was kind of dull and boring and I didn’t really care or have any interest in what was going on, I feel like it took quite a long time to actually get going. But by about half way through I actually started enjoying it, it was funny and silly and stupid yes, but enjoyable.

Obviously there were some cons to this film. It was really predictable and I guessed everything that was going to happen.

It was kind of depressing thinking of people as DUFF’s, I don’t really want to be someone’s DUFF, I don’t want anyone to be anyone’s DUFF.

I hate how in teen romance dramas being unfriended or unfollowed on social networking sites is like the worst thing a friend can do to you, like you have an argument and then go and unfriend them on Facebook and this is like the most awful, most shocking thing anyone can imagine.

Another thing I hate is how in films things can just go viral really fast and all that needs to happen is a couple of students in a school need to e-mail it to people, it’s so stupid.

It was also a lot like Easy A starring Emma Stone which is an absolutely amazing and incredible film that I really think you should consider watching! Anyway, I feel like the storyline of this film was a lot like that in some ways; A girl gets labelled something by her society, and then makes quite a few mistakes and tries to fix them whilst also being the constant talk of the school and having people say bad things about her on social media. I feel like it was disappointing that it was a lot like Easy A, it felt almost like a remake or something.

I thought the actors were very good. I particularly liked Robbie Amell who I have seen in The Tomorrow People I thought he was much better at being an easier going, funny, guy-next-door than being a really serious supernatural person like he is in The Tomorrow People. Another performance I was impressed with was Bella Thorne’s, I saw her in Shake It Up (Disney) years and years ago where she played a kind of dumb stupid character and I much preferred her as the evil queen bee of the school that wanted the guy. I thought she did a really good job. And of course Mae Whitman who managed to do the most funniest things without bursting out laughing, I wonder how many takes it must have been to film that scene in the mall…

I feel like The DUFF had a really strong message about society, especially in the 21st Century when everything is posted on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, YouTube, Instagram etc. and nobody really thinks about who can read or see the things they post and not really thinking about how important privacy can be at times and also about social statuses, how what you do effects how people view you and the same with what you say and whether you like it or not people are going to label you, maybe not always in a way you would like but that’s just how society works. That’s just how some people organise other people in their brain’s and that can sometimes be how they decide who to hang out with. Anyway, I really liked the message this film was showing.

Great song choice for the ending credits; Somebody To You by The Vamps.

4/5 stars.

This is an easy going, uncomplicated film that doesn’t need that much attention but is also entertaining and funny.

If you would like to share you thoughts on the film please write them in the comments section or even better post a link to your own review (If you have one.)

Warnings: Alcohol consumption, sexual references, swearing, sexual scenes, some scenes of violence. For full details click the link to the IMDb parental guide: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1666801/parentalguide?ref_=tt_stry_pg

 Trailer: To see a trailer and read more information on the film and cast click the link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1666801/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Other Information: The DUFF was originally a novel written by Kody Keplinger. There was also a companion novel called LOL: Lying Out Loud.

Bridget Jones’ Diary – Film Review

Duration: 1 hr 37 mins

Rating: 15

Release Date(UK): 13 April 2001

Genre: Comedy, drama, romance

Director: Sharon Maguire

Cast: Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Paul Brooke, Felicity Montagu, Shirley Henderson, Sally Phillips, James Callis…

Description: Bridget is a middle-aged woman with no love life. Her parents are constantly trying to hook her up with someone but it never works. One day Bridget decides to get her act together, she starts keeping a diary and making a plan on how to get a better love life but will things get better for Bridget or will they just get far more complicated?

My Thoughts: So, I’ve been wanting to read the book of this for a long time and the film was on the other day so I recorded it.

After five minutes in I already hated Bridget (Renee Zellweger), she was annoying, slightly idiotic and a really depressing character.

Usually I hate narrative things but surprisingly in this film it actually worked.

I made very few notes which is neither good nor bad it usually just means the film was kind of boring and bland, I was also quite tired when I watched it.

I feel like it was really slow, you were thirty minutes in and nothing much had happened and it was hard to keep being interested and it was just kind of dull.

I didn’t like any of the characters, not a single one of them was likeable. I especially detested Mark (Colin Firth) and Daniel (Hugh Grant); they were both rude, creepy and horrible people and I really feel like the whole film was supposed to be about her finding the right guy and obviously because it was a romantic comedy and these men were the two male leads she had to end up with one of them but both of them were bad, even terrible choices and it really angered me! They were complete idiots! And I hated Bridget even more for liking them!

The entire film was predictable, not a single second of it surprised me, it was just boring and nothing in it was even remotely funny.

I’m really disappointed in this film because I know people rave about both this and the book and I honestly couldn’t find a single thing to rave about!

Not only was it all of the things I’ve said above it was also really depressing and miserable and not a feel good film that you want to watch at Christmas time. The main character was basically a miserable, middle-aged alcoholic that made bad decisions because she was lonely and desperate.

Worst of all about this film the title of it is grammatically incorrect and I refuse to title this review Bridget Jones’s Diary because that is wrong, which is why this post is called Bridget Jones’ Diary – Film Review.

2 and a half/5 stars.

Please leave any thoughts you have of this film in the comments section and if you’ve reviewed the film yourself please feel free to post a link in the comments section, I would love to read it!

Warnings: alcohol, smoking, swearing and sexual scenes feature in this film. For full details click the link to the IMDb parental guide: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0243155/parentalguide?ref_=tt_stry_pg

Trailer: To see a trailer and read more information on the film and cast click the link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0243155/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Other Information: Bridget Jones’ Diary was originally a novel written by Helen Fielding.

What If – Film Review

Duration: 1 hr 38 mins

Rating: 15

Release Date: August 13 2014 

Genre: Comedy, romance,

Director: Michael Dowse

Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan, Megan Park, Adam Driver, Mackenzie Davis, Rafe Spall. . .

Description: Wallis is young but yet lifeless, he doesn’t have many friends, he doesn’t have a job he enjoys, he dropped out of med school and he has a series of really bad relationships behind him. One day he meets Chantry and they instantly connect, the only downside is she lives with her boyfriend of five years. But should Wallis agree to be her friend even though he has other feelings for her or move on altogether?

My Thoughts: I turned this film on expecting it to be bad because I didn’t have anything else to do and it was just there available to watch, and I remembered seeing a trailer for it once and thinking it looked quite good.

Okay, so firstly at many points during the film there were random drawings flying around and it was hard to take the film seriously when that kept happening.

Secondly there was a scene that was supposed to be really tragic but at the same time was done in a comedy way and made not to seem as bad as it actually was, I really hate when things like this happen in films although to be fair it did have me laughing.

Another thing I found really annoying was that in almost all romantic comedies I see, the girl already has a boyfriend but still falls for the lead male role anyway and it just makes me really angry!

There were some moments when it was really awkward but it was funny awkward and I like it when things are funny awkward, that’s the best kind of funny because you know you’re not alone in your awkwardness.

Unfortunately I have seen so many romantic comedies in the last few days that I knew exactly what was going to happen and all that I had to do was wait for the thing to happen. And not only did I know everything that was going to happen it was the exact same chain of events that have happened in other films so there wasn’t anything particularly original about it at all.

I really want someone somewhere to write a film or a book where there can be two friends of opposite sex and there can be no love interest between them, like it is not impossible to have a friend of the opposite sex without wanting to sleep with them so why not make it possible in fiction?

This was the best film I’ve ever seen Daniel Radcliffe in, I feel like he really suited the role and did it well. And I actually found myself caring what happened to him and the other characters, I wasn’t indifferent to them I actually cared if good or bad things happened to them.

By about half way through I actually found myself enjoying it and looking forward to seeing what happened next (even though I kind of knew) and also for some reason I feel like this film had a really strong message about friendships, relationships and just life in general although to be honest I personally didn’t quite get the message.

This was a good film that didn’t require a lot of attention but at the same time made you laugh and smile. Unfortunately the ending was really cheesy and bad and kind of made me feel like I was watching a Subway advert which wasn’t great.

3 and a half/5 stars.

If you’ve seen this film and would like to share your opinion please leave a comment and tell me what you thought, if you’ve reviewed this film please leave a comment with a link to your review and I’ll happily read it!

Warnings: alcohol is consumed, swearing, sexual references, sexual scenes and sex is implied. For full details click the link to the IMDb parental guide: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1486834/parentalguide?ref_=tt_stry_pg

Trailer: To see a trailer and read more information on the film and cast click the link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1486834/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Other Information: What If is based on a play which was originally called Toothpaste And Cigars written by TJ Dawe and Mike Rinaldi.

Music And Lyrics – Film Review

Duration: 1 hr 36 mins

Rating: PG

Release Date: February 9 2007 

Genre: Comedy, music, romance,

Director: Marc Lawrence

Cast: Hugh Grant, Drew Barrymore, Brad Garrett, Haley Bennett, Matthew Morrison…

Description: Alex Fletcher is an ex-member of an 80’s pop band that broke up. He hasn’t had much of a career since then but now he has the opportunity to write a hit single for a new teenage sensation, Cora Corman. This is a great opportunity but unfortunately he can’t write lyrics… but then an unexpected person turns out to be just the right one.

My Thoughts: So, recently I’ve been watching a lot of films. One of the main reasons is because it’s almost Christmas therefore everything I would usually do has stopped due to it being the holidays and I’ve got nothing Christmassy to be doing outside so I try to avoid all the Christmas craziness!

Okay, anyway…

I really hated the pointless music video at the start of the film, it wasn’t necessary and most annoyingly the song got stuck in your head forever!

I really hated the character of Cora (Haley Bennett) but we were supposed to and I think Haley played her very well, and she could be quite amusing at times. I thought they portrayed that style of female singer very well. Although I wish she had actually spoken more, it felt like she just awkwardly stood there and said nothing all the time.

I loved how protective Alex (Hugh Grant) was of his piano, not only did I approve, it was funny watching him dash to the piano every time something was put down on it.

How convenient and cheesy it was that Sophie (Drew Barrymore) was magically able to write amazing hit songs when all she was supposed to be doing was watering some plants. Although I did find it creepy how Alex then started stalking her to get her to write this song.

Sophie had a really nice butterfly necklace at one point.

It was really funny, I quite often found myself laughing. Of course it was also cheesy but it was just the right level of funny and cheesy to make it good, it wasn’t over-the-top but it did actually have some comedy in it. I feel like this film actually has the right to call itself a romantic comedy unlike so many other ‘romantic comedies’ that aren’t funny even once.

I really liked the chemistry between Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore, I think they worked really well together and I feel like if they had picked someone else or two other people instead of them it wouldn’t have been as good. They both excelled in their roles.

Although there weren’t many characters that I felt had a big part in the film and usually I like to have a lot of characters to keep it interesting, this film didn’t need a lot of characters to keep it interesting, it was interesting enough with the small amount of characters that it had and the other thing is I actually cared about the characters and what happened to them.

I really unexpectedly enjoyed this film, at the start it seemed like it was going to be cheesy and annoying but after I actually gave it a chance it was a really enjoyable feel-good film and I loved it!

5/5 stars.

Please leave a comment telling me what you thought of the film or leave a link to your own review in the comments section, I would love to read it!

Warnings: alcohol consumption, a mention of drugs, sex is implied. For full details click the link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0758766/parentalguide?ref_=tt_stry_pg

Trailer: To se a trailer of the film and read more information on the film and cast click the link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0758766/?ref_=nv_sr

Merry Christmas Guys!

Hey guys! So this is my first ever post that hasn’t been a review, it’s kind of strange actually you’ve never really properly heard from me other than when I’m babbling about the awfulness or greatness of something!

Anyway, so, it’s Christmas day and I would just like to say Merry Christmas to you all! I hope you have a wonderful day full of love, happiness, food and presents!

I also hope it’s the day you imagined it would be or better!

Thank you for all your support these last few months, I really appreciate every person that has taken the time to read, like, comment or follow my blog it means the world to me that I have all the support I do!

I hope you all have an amazing new year!

Hears to more reviews!

Christmas wishes,

Candyy17 x

P.S please feel free to comment on this post and share your Christmas experience or comment saying something you got for Christmas that really excited you or that you really wanted, or to say what you had for dinner. I would really love to make this blog a nice place where people can share things with others and talk freely without any criticism.

Breakfast At Tiffany’s – Film Review

Duration: 1 hr 55 mins

Rating: PG

Release Date: November 4 1961

Genre: Comedy, drama, romance,

Director: Blake Edwards

Cast: Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Patricia Neal, Buddy Ebsen, Martin Balsam…

Description: Holly Golightly has a new neighbour in her apartment building, a man that she ends up falling in love with – but can they find a way of being together?

My Thoughts: Now, I know that this is a much loved film and everyone, everywhere loves it or at least a lot of people love it and I don’t want to insult it or be mean so I am going to try my hardest but this isn’t going to be a positive review.

Firstly, the opening credits were too long, it took about ten minutes before there was any actual speech and the visual things that you could see in the background were completely pointless and random.

It didn’t make a lot of sense, I never understood what was going on not that there was a lot to understand as basically nothing was ever going on.

It could be really creepy in places, for example: There was a scene in which Holly (Audrey Hepburn) broke into her neighbour’s house and spoke with him for awhile and then proceeded to get into bed with him; a man she had only briefly spoken to earlier on in the film and the man (George Peppard) just accepted this and let her sleep in his bed after waking him up in the middle of the night.

This was another film with a complete lack of characters, and not only were there hardly any of characters none of the characters were meaningful not even the main characters, none of them really did anything meaningful or said anything meaningful they were all just pointless. And Holly annoyingly called Paul (George Peppard) Fred because he looked a bit like her brother even though she had a romantic interest in him, it was really bizarre! There was a really cute cat and it makes me sad to say it was actually the most interesting character; I actually cared about what happened to the cat, not so much it’s human co-stars.

The reason I watched this film is because it’s an old classic, and that’s why I didn’t want to say bad things about it but it really didn’t have anything going for it, I don’t know why it’s so successful!

I found Breakfast At Tiffany’s really boring, the story-line was really weak, none of the scenes made sense together, all of the dialogue was completely meaningless, I didn’t feel like the characters ever did anything, I felt like Tiffany’s itself wasn’t really a feature in the film so it didn’t feel worthy of the title it had, it was just bad. And Holly always had her hair in some stupid bug shell shape and wore earrings double the size of her ears, and it really annoyed me.

It’s also really unrealistic, but not only was it unrealistic it was really predictable.

They played Moon River too many times.

I also feel like Holly wasn’t a very likeable character, she was irrational, mean, and she couldn’t control her emotional behaviour. She was just a really bad character and I disliked her the whole way through.

I spent the whole film being confused, angry, frustrated, annoyed, bored, fed up with hearing that song and I think it was honestly one of the most awful films I’ve ever had to sit through.

1/5 stars.

Please comment below on any thoughts that you have of the film, and if you’ve reviewed it put a link to your review in the comments section – I would love to hear what other people thought of the film when they watched it!

Warnings: Alcohol consumption, violence and neglect towards a cat, some scenes involve kissing. For full details click the link to the IMDb parental guide: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054698/parentalguide?ref_=tt_stry_pg

 Trailer: To see a trailer and read more information on the film and cast click the link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054698/?ref_=nv_sr_2

Other Information: Breakfast At Tiffany’s was originally a book written by Truman Capote.

Notting Hill – Film Review

Duration: 2 hrs 4 mins

Rating: 15

Release Date(UK): May 21 1999

Genre: Comedy, drama, romance

Director: Roger Michell

Cast: Hugh Grant, Julia Robert, Richard McCabe, Rhys Ifans, James Dreyfus, Tim McInnerny, Gina McKee, Emma Chambers…

Description: William Thacker is just a normal, middle-class Londoner who lives in Notting Hill and works at a bookshop, but when Anna Scott – one of the most successful actresses in the world walks into his shop everything changes.

My Thoughts: Okay, I’m going to struggle with what to say about this film – not necessarily because it was bad – as the notes I made aren’t very helpful.

I felt a real lack of characters in this film, and the characters that there were, were kind of pointless, especially Spike (Rhys Ifans) who just seemed to show up in really ridiculous and ugly outfits, that could be funny at times but he had no purpose to the plot, although the actor did do the part very well. I also feel like at the end they changed him a bit and decide to stop making him as weird as he was in the beginning and that destroyed his character for me a little bit.

I loved William’s (Hugh Grant) awkwardness, he reminded me of myself; saying things that were complete gibberish and not only is he just yammering he is completely oblivious to the fact that what he is saying is absolutely ridiculous until later on when he questions everything he said in that conversation, as do I with almost every conversation I ever have.

I feel Anna’s (Julia Roberts) character wasn’t very realistic until the end, I feel like at the start they didn’t make her have enough of an actress life, she never had any paparazzi following her around, she never really had any interviews or photoshoot, no one ever recognised her in the streets and then at the end suddenly all of this happened, and I feel like the film was lesser of a film because of that.

There is a scene when William has to fake interview Anna because of a mistake he made earlier on in the film and he does it really badly and asks stupid questions and I feel like if I had been given an opportunity such as that, even by accident I wouldn’t muck it up. And it slightly annoyed me that he did but at the same time it was funny.

There was another scene in which William takes Anna to his sister’s birthday party and I just felt like I could relate to that scene, because all of William’s friends and family’s reactions to Anna is exactly how I imagine my friends or family would act around someone famous and it was just really funny and really entertaining.

I found the end slightly disappointing but satisfying at the same time, it seemed for a little while that it was going to have a twist and end differently to how you expected it to end – which would have been really good – but it didn’t, it ended exactly as you imagined it would, which I found annoying.

It was completely unrealistic, cheesy and stupid but at the same time really funny and really enjoyable.

I’m going to rate this film 4 and a half stars/5.

If you have seen this film, whatever your opinion leave a comment and tell me what you thought or feel free to leave a link of your own review in the comments section!

Warnings: sex is implied, smoking and alcohol consumption are also a feature. For full details click the link to the IMDb parental guide: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0125439/parentalguide?ref_=tt_stry_pg

Trailer: To see a trailer and read more information about the film and cast click the link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0125439/?ref_=nv_sr_1