hope springs movie review

i recently watched this movie, hope springs, (and forced my husband to watch it with me) and you know what? it was really good! of course, with pros like meryl streep, tommy lee jones and steve carell, what else would you expect, but i thought it was going to be just sappy and outdated. it wasn't either of those things. it was real and honest. it does get a little cringy during the scenes where they're talking about sex and actually having sex, but overall it's a very sweet and touching movie. 

the best part: the very end when the credits are rolling. that sounds awful, but that's actually the best scene in the whole movie. i don't want to give away the ending so you'll just have to trust me.

the worst part: it was supposed to take place in maine but all the scenes were shot in connecticut. lame! 

all in good time | wedding movie

this looks really sweet! it's a wedding movie made by the people who did calendar girls, remember that hilarious movie? here's what imdb has to say about it: 

East is East writer Ayub Khan-Din returns with another funny, tender-hearted portrait of family strife. Based on his popular play Rafta, Rafta (itself inspired by Bill Naughtons 1960s classic All in Good Time), the film is set in Bolton where Atul and Vina are celebrating their marriage. However, a honeymoon spent with his parents was not part of their plans. Thoughtless patriarch Eeshwar seems determined to emasculate and embarrass his son. As the weeks pass, consummating their union becomes an impossibility that threatens the couples entire future. A breezy mixture of heartbreak and hilarity, All in Good Time also offers peerless performances from original stage stars Harish Patel and Meera Syal.

it released may 11, 2012 in the uk, not sure when it's coming to the us. i'll keep you posted. 

the five year engagement | wedding movie

 

"the director and writer/star of forgetting sarah marshall [one of my all-time favorite movies!] reteam for the irreverent comedy the five-year engagement. beginning where most romantic comedies end, the new film from director nicholas stoller, producer judd apatow (knocked up, the 40-year-old virgin) and rodney rothman (get him to the greek) looks at what happens when an engaged couple, jaon segel [i love you!] and emily blunt [finally gets to use her real accent], keeps getting tripped up on the long walk down the aisle. the film was written by segel and stoller."

it opens april 27, 2012 and i cannot wait to see it!