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posted by [personal profile] michelleann68 at 08:59pm on 26/04/2009 under
The Pleasure of your Company (Wedding Daze)  What a delightful RomCom with Jason Biggs and Isla Fisher. They are perfectly matched. There are some cringe worthy scenes, but at the end of the movie I had a smile plastered to my face, this quirky group of characters. Everyone is a little stretched personality wise, but somehow it all seems to work together to create a lovely group. The cast includes: Michael Weston, Joe Pantoliano, Joanna Gleason, Edward Hermann, Mark Consuelos, Rob Coddry.  I even went to Swapadvd.com to add it to my wish list as soon as the credits were over. oh the premise, guess that helps. Jason Biggs proposes to his girlfriend and she promptly dies. After a while of depression, he decides to propose to the next girl he sees (Isla Fisher) and this charts their rocky walk to the church.  

Rating:  9. Would pick up DVD on Sale  (I actually already have it on its way from DVDswap.com
Scruff: Sloppy boys = lots of scruff and that makes me cry a little on the inside.

Love and other Disasters Catherine Tate squeeeeee.... Matthew Rhys squeeeee What a delightful movie, again it left me grinning from ear to ear, the ending was clever and fun and wrapped up all the story lines  Brittney Murphy is "Jacks" a Brit/American hybrid who has a collection of crazy friends who she loves muchly. She spends so much time helping then navigate their love lives that she forgets she deserves on as well.  She is really working the Audrey look, like WHOA.. (but you can see where her extensions start, or it is a sloppy dye job and that is distracting) 

Rating:  9. Would pick up DVD on Sale  (on my wish list at DVDswap.com)
Scruff: Sadly all the men had some scruff and to compound that transgression. Matthew Rhys' hair is long- not a good look for him.

I must thank Streaming Netflix for helping me catch up this weekend, it makes it so easy to cram in a ton of movies :)
Mood:: 'nauseated' nauseated
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posted by [identity profile] lea724.livejournal.com at 02:11pm on 27/04/2009
Love and Other Disasters was surprisingly fun. I watched it a few months ago because of Elliot Cowan (and it literally took me almost the entire movie to realize which character he played, since I had only seen him in Lost in Austen and he looked nothing like his character from there) and was pleasantly surprised by the movie.

Oh, and your imdb link to it points to the same link as The Pleasure of your Company (Wedding Daze). :)
 
posted by [identity profile] michelleann68.livejournal.com at 02:45pm on 27/04/2009
Thanks :) - I fixed the link

Who did Elliot play? I thought it was such a charming movie. Matthew Rhys needed a good shave and haircut.. but otherwise ;)
 
posted by [identity profile] lea724.livejournal.com at 02:49pm on 27/04/2009
(the link is showing up as Not Found because it has an extra / at the end of it)

He played her super tall boyfriend, iirc. The character name shows up as James on imdb, but I can't remember if that's what he was called or if they referred to him by anything else.

It was definitely a charming movie. I hadn't heard of it before I went searching for it because of Elliot, which makes me wonder how it did here in the US, you know?
 
posted by [identity profile] michelleann68.livejournal.com at 02:58pm on 27/04/2009
Aw yes, a little dorky and very British - he took the break up really well. :)

(I think I really fixed the link this time, I even clicked on it to check)

I have not seen Lost in Austen- I think I wanted to.. but it never made it to my screen- I guess I will need to check it out.

I don't know how it did in the US, but I am guessing poorly. The Rotten Tomatoes score is a 20.

I did find this charming review for it :) http://blogs.nypost.com/popwrap/archives/2009/02/thank_queue_ver.html
 
posted by [identity profile] lea724.livejournal.com at 03:05pm on 27/04/2009
a little dorky and very British

Great description! =D

You *definitely* need to check out LiA. It's fantastic. I'm not even a Jane Austen fan, but this got me interested in Pride and Prejudice. Anything that can get me interested in the classics have my respect.

And aw, that review *was* charming.
 
posted by [identity profile] michelleann68.livejournal.com at 03:22pm on 27/04/2009
I am looking into seeing it right now :)

I love Austen and the 1995 P&P is my fav (but it is 6 hours). It is worth it- I know hard to believe.

But as far as 2 hour Austens - I would recommend "Persuasion" It is a British Production and is really good.

As much as I adore P&P (and I did read it every month for like more then a year). Persuasion has to be my second fave book, it is her most mature work and I think the love story is more contemporary. I relate more to Anne Elliot then any of the other heroines. (here is a link to it- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114117/)

 
posted by [identity profile] lea724.livejournal.com at 08:26pm on 27/04/2009
Ooh, that does look good. I'll have to look into seeing that one. Thanks!

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