Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Cinema at Home #15

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1. Flipped (2010)

If you love movie set in the 1950s and starring kids this movie is for you! It's based on the book by the same name (which I haven't read, oops!) and it tells the friendship and love story of two kids from elementary to middle school. The movie is told through both the girl and boy's eyes, from the day they met when the boy moved into town and the girl became overly nice and had cooties, until the boy finally "flipped" and began to like her back. Such a sweet movie. 4.5/5

2. Restless (2011)

This was a bit sad, but so good. It stars a teenage couple who meet at a funeral. The boy likes to go to funerals, and the girl is terminally ill. They start a relationship, lots of running around and watching the stars, oh and the boy sees a ghost of a WWII Japanese solider who pops up and he openly talks to a lot of the time. Of course there is plenty of times when the happy scene quickly turns to scenes of chemotherapy, the girl's sister and mother worrying, but always returns to the happiness that the boy brings to her. 4/5

3. Anchors Aweigh (1945)

Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra are two sailors on leave from the Navy. Gene is a smooth talker as has a girl waiting for him back home named Lola and he can't wait to see her. Frank is a bit of a shy guy and wants help with the ladies as he gets so nervous to speak to them. They become entangled in a police matter with a child who was found in the street because he wanted to join the Navy and refused to tell the police where he lived. Well, Gene and Frank found out and took him home to find he lived with his Aunt, who Frank falls head over heels for. Frank begs Gene to help him woo this lovely lady (named Susan) and they have a lot of fun doing it. There's a lot of amazing dance numbers with Gene of course, so I loved it! 5/5

4. Follow the Fleet (1936)

This was a lovely Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers movie. The two are dance partners until Fred goes to the Navy. Ginger works as a hostess at a nightclub and tries to break into the broadway business. Fred and his Navy buddy come to visit while on leave and Fred's friend falls for Ginger's sister and then ends up in a love triangle. Fred and Ginger have plenty of dance numbers and funny scenes. 3.5/5

5. The Disorderly Orderly (1964) 

I didn't know who Jerry Lewis was before I watched this movie, and now I want to see everything he was in, he is so funny! The movie is about an orderly who works at a sanatorium and he has to see a psychiatrist because he was kicked out of medical school because he would empathize so much with his patients that he would literally feel their pain. There's a lot of slapstick comedy throughout and he's very clumsy and ends up doing more harm than good most times. He is courting the head doctor's secretary but she gets a bit jealous when an unidentified patient is brought in and he gives her flowers but hides it from her. 4.5/5

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