Monday, January 16, 2006

Not-so-brief Movie Review

3 movies to recommend:

First up on the list: Elizabethtown

Drew Baylor (played by Orlando Bloom) is down & out with love lost, job lost & face lost as a result of his infamous shoe design which plunges his boss' company into millions of deficit. To add to his landslide of losses, he loses yet another - his father. Now the only man in the family, he represents his grief-stricken yet resolute mother (played by Susan Sarandon) & emotional sister to journey to little Elizabethtown with the task of attending to his late father's memorial & fulfilling his last wishes.

Heaped with major losses in a matter of days, he plunges into a "numb" mode. As he drives to Elizabethtown with his awfully bad road sense, he sets on a journey of discovery & soul searching - of love with a lively & quick-witted flight attendant, Claire (played by Kirsten Dunst), of compassion for his little town relatives, and of grief over his father's departure.

Claire portrays an amazing character in this movie who helps Drew navigate the rough waters ahead and proves that amazing things happen when you least expect them. This movie left me reflecting: "There is much to live for."

Home-run quote from Claire in the movie: "Sadness is easier because its surrender. I say make time to dance alone with one hand waving free."

A fantastic appeal to this movie are the fabulous, refreshing country rock songs featured all throughout the movie, which kinda gives you a glimpse of your dad & mom's courting days.

P/S: You can be sure I'll be hitting the record store for the soundtrack to this movie. Mama mia here I come!

Did I say 3 movies? Ok, the other 2 coming right up. (2) In Her Shoes, & (3) Proof

Hang in there... for now, it's back to work. :)

1 comment:

Jason Ong said...

Hey dear! Great review! Keep em coming yah? Baby steps first... someday you'll be writing reviews for publications! :)