Monday, February 25, 2008
Let's mix it up. Here's something fun you can share: favourite movie of the year. And once someone lists their favourite movie and explains why, you have to pick a new one.
I'm going to steal this one even though I know everyone else will want it and it may seem cliche. My favourite film of the year was Juno and it makes me really angry that everyone in the entire world, practically, fell in love with that movie. I kind of wanted it to be my movie. But here's why I like it. I felt that it appealed to many audiences. I saw it with a bunch of my female friends. Then I took two of my guy friends to see it on different occasions. Everyone was pleased. People got different things out of it. It was superbly-crafted and I gleaned new wonders out of it every time I saw it. (3 times so far!) So the cinematography and directing was excellent. The script, of course, was golden and Minnesota-born. I'm proud. The music was spot-on even if the songs were a little folky. I got into it. And of course the acting was perfect. I really have not a sore thing to say about this film. The best thing about Juno is that it is humorous but not without a great amount of depth. To put it simply, Juno was very real. I laughed for the first 70 minutes of it and cried for the last 20. You can't get much better than that.