Movies: A-Z part 2

So I’m still working my way through the library movie selection. And believe it or not, ten movies or so down and I’m still in the A’s! (We still rent from the local video store as well as the occasional theater visit).

I recently picked up Anger Management, About a Boy and Apocalypto. I picked Anger Management because Mike is a big fan of Jack Nicholson. Sometimes I can take him; other times I can’t. Same with Adam Sandler. We watched about 15 minutes before I asked to shut it off. Just too much blatant um – I can’t even think of the word. It was too bizarre for me.

About a Boy was another story. I loved this movie! I know, Hugh Grant always plays these extremely self-absorbed characters but who can resist that adorable English accent! And the boy in this movie was absolutely charming, in a sweet, unassuming way. In a nutshell, the story revolves around “Will’s” endeavors to meet single moms, but he feels having a child of his own would make him more appealing to these unsuspecting women. When a young boy who’s mom is perpetually depressed takes a liking to him, hanging out with him after school, Will tries to use this to his advantage. But it ends up opening a whole new world of quirky but beautiful relationships for both Will and Marcus. The movie had the classic English family story line – someone’s a little off but they end up bringing a refreshing, albeit initially painful, perspective through their honesty – at least that’s my take on these kind of stories.

I can’t get Mike to commit to Apocalypto yet, so we’ll see what happens on that one. But rejoice with me – today I moved on to the B’s. Let’s see, at this rate, I should “finish” with the selection at this one library in about five years if I’m lucky!

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  1. You perked my interest with your movie review of “About a Boy.” Funny thing is that it sounds vaguely familiar but I can’t recall having watched it. I will rent it nevertheless. This is what happens when you age…the mind goes and you find yourself watching movies all over again. Scary!

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