Movie Review – Qu’est-ce qu’on a fait au bon dieu

by Philippe de Chauveron

by Philippe de Chauveron

 ‘A catholic French couple sees their life upside down when their four daughters get married to men of different religion and origins.’ (IMDb) (by Philippe de Chauveron, 97 min.)

When I saw this one in the store I had to check it out. And it didn’t disappoint. It’s a typical French film wit French humor that takes you in a family that’s really French. There are some things that bothered me in this film. They didn’t resolve some of the racist problems in French society. This movie was an ideally platform to tell what the problems are and to give some sort of solution or something. But this movie has a typical ending to a romanic comedy.

And besides that part of the movie, I liked it a lot. It’s a romantic comedy where you laugh and feel with the characters and where the end is a bit predictable but still funny. So in the genre convention they did well, but they just missed an opportunity to be so much more.

3,5 out of 5 stars

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Movie Review -The Maze Runner

by Wes Ball

by Wes Ball

‘Thomas is deposited in a community of boys after his memory is erased, soon learning they’re all trapped in a maze that will require him to join forces with fellow “runners” for a shot at escape.’ (IMDb) (by Wes Ball, 113 min.)

I kind of liked this movie. I didn’t read the book beforehand so I didn’t know what would happen. And I was gladly surprised by this film and the direction the story took.

I liked the most of the movie. Everything in the maze was so amazing! It was entertaining. It was exciting and it drew me in from the start of the film and it continued to take me through this exciting world the entire way.

But, I wasn’t entirely happy with the end of the film. I’ll probably see how they continue it in the next film, but I would have liked to see it play out differently.

Dylan O’Brien was good as show runner! I hoped he would do it good and he delivered what I wanted and more! It was refreshing to see him take on a what bigger action-packed role. He played everything with a nice balance between kindness and being hard to achieve what he wants.

I give this film a 3,5 out of 5 stars

Movie review – What If

by Michael Dowse

by Michael Dowse

‘Wallace, who is burned out from a string of failed relationships, forms an instant bond with Chantry, who lives with her longtime boyfriend. Together, they puzzle out what it means if your best friend is also the love of your life.’ (IMDb) (by Michael Dowse, 98 min.)

This was a cute movie. I really enjoyed it. It won’t be one of my favorites, but I’m glad I saw it. I’ll definitely recommend it to people who like romantic comedies and such.

It’s refreshing to see Daniel Radcliffe in a different light and see him take on a different kind of role that he is used to. But he didn’t entirely convince me. It could be me, but I had the feeling his heart wasn’t in this movie.

It was a nice little movie, which I will gladly watch again when I feel in the mood for a nice romantic comedy.

3 out of 5 stars

Movie Review – Mommy

by Xavier Dolan

by Xavier Dolan

‘A widowed single mother, raising her violent son alone, finds new hope when a mysterious neighbor inserts herself into their household.’ (IMDb) (by Xavier Dolan, 139 min.)

This movie was amazing! I loved every moment of it. It was a gripping story about a mother who has to learn to live with her son who has a few behavioral problems.

The entire film is just a little jewel. The choice of the chosen aspect-ratio is also really interesting. At first I thought it would bother me, but he played with it along the entire movie and I was just so enthralled with the movie that I didn’t notice it was changing. And it wasn’t changing just to be pretty. It did have a function to the story and that was what I liked the most.

The story makes you think and I was wondering what I would do in such a situation and it is a hard one. You don’t make such a choice lightly. And you never know how you will act until you experience it. It moved me in a way that made me respect the people, the parents, who have to make such decisions and who have to deal with this on a daily basis.

It’s a gripping story, beautifully filmed and definitely worth watching. I’m going to keep a close eye on this filmmaker, because he has a talent for filmmaking and I’m interested to see where he will take us next.

5 out of 5 stars.

Movie Review – Gone Girl

by David Fincher

by David Fincher

‘With his wife’s disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it’s suspected that he may not be innocent.’ (IMDb) (by David Fincher, 149 min.)

This movie was incredible. At first it was just an ordinary mystery film where we didn’t know who did it or what actually happened and then everything went crazy.

I didn’t expect a thing of what happened. Where the beginning left me a bit bored, from the moment we get to see a bit more about what happened, the entire story was crazy and kept me entertained.

Ben Affleck was marvelous as the husband who’s suspected of having murdered his wife. But it is actually Rosamund Pike who gets all the credit in this film. She portrayed this character with such passion that you feel with her and her husband and you just want it all to be resolved and to know the truth.

It’s an interesting take on a crazy story, definitely worth watching!

4 out of 5 stars…