Friday, January 6, 2012

Friday Night Date Night

Friday Night Date Night is a feature on my blog that showcases movie review (mostly movies that were adapted from books).  Hopefully some of these reviews will help you decide what to watch on your date night or a night of chillin with the girls.

A couple months ago my bookclub got the choice to pick between two books; one I don't remember and the other one was One Day by David Nicholls.  We ended up picking the other book, but I was still intrigued by One Day.  I thought it was so interesting that the author followed the lives of two people and peaked in on them once a year on the same day for twenty years to see how their friendship has changed.  I bought the book and to this day it still sits on my shelf.  So I decided to cheat and watch the movie instead.

I heard really wonderful things about this movie so I was excited to see it.  I really enjoy Anne Hathaway as an actress and I think Jim Sturgess is such a cutie.  I instantly fell in love with this movie.  It was so adorably cute and made me feel all bubbly inside.  I knew that this would be a movie I could watch over and over again. 

While this movie started out light and bubbly, it soon delved into deeper more personal issues.  There were times I could have just slapped Dexter (Jim Sturgess) because he turned into such a jerk.  I was so disappointed in him as I'm sure Emma (Anne Hathaway) was.  At the same time Emma seemed scared of life and of taking risks.  Emma and Dexter seemed like polar opposites, but they still had this magnetic pull towards one another.   Their friendship had it's ups and downs like most friendships do, but somehow over the years and distance apart they were still a huge part of each others life. 

To borrow the words of Anne Shirley the movie was so "Romantical."  There was laughter, tears, pain and truly portrayed the complex emotions of friendship. 

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  1. I absolutley loved this movie. It's so good & very sad too! I absolutley hated the ending, I mean common! I really wanted a happy ending. :(
    I haven't read the book & I probably am not going too, but I do like the cover. It's nice. :)

  2. To be honest, I found the movie kind of boring but it did pull on my heart strings in the end. I've been wanting to read the book, too, but I heard Dex is an even bigger ass in the book. Eeeep!

  3. I didnt liked the movie as much as i loved the book! the book was awesome!

    Esha@ Readaholicme


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