Friday, November 30, 2007
5 second plot: The real life story of Jean-Dominique Bauby, big time editor of Elle magazine, who has a massive stroke and is paralyzed from head to toe. He can only move his left eye. With the help of some amazing people, he learns to communicate and even writes a book.
5 second review: All the people in this movie are so close to the camera, I'm glad I didn't have to see this in a big theater, because I did not always feel comfortable. But that's the idea of course. It's an amazing story. Especially the fact that he found a way to keep his spirit up. And the fact that he made some new friends, who treated him like a king.
IMDb score: 8,1/10
Our score: 6/10
Monday, September 24, 2007
5 second plot: Charlie still gets the hotties and Alan the notties. However, Alan sometimes gets lucky. But then he takes advice from Charlie. The kid is also taking his first steps with the ladies.
5 second review: Very funny, very smart dialogue and very chill. Bertha is the max and the halfling is hilarious. This is a straight A. It does not get any funnier than this.
IMDb score: 7,9/10
Our score: 10/10
Friday, September 21, 2007
5 second plot: This is the true story of Christopher, a smart young guy who, after his graduation, gives away all his money and takes off for a trip through the country. With a focus on surviving on his own in the wild. On his journey he meets (and touches the lives of) a lot of interesting people.
5 second review: This is a beautiful tale about a fantastic journey. What an amazing performance in an amazing movie. By the end I was really rooting for him to make it out alive. All things considered: I still think I'm going out for a long walk through the woods tomorrow. And I'm not sticking to the main road.
IMDb score: 8,2/10
Our score: 10/10
Friday, May 25, 2007
5 second plot: Agnes has got a tough life. She's living in a motel, working at a bar and her dangerous ex just got out of jail and is probably up to no good. Then one day Agnes meets a stranger, Peter. He's a special guy. He 'picks up on things'. And then all of a sudden they start finding very small bugs in their home. They try to figure out what's going on.
5 second review: It takes more than an hour to get nasty. But when it does, it will make you want to look away. It's that nasty. But having to wait an hour is too long. And frankly, the climax is very very big, but it's not satisfying. It's a really weird story that leaves you hanging with an uncomfortable feeling at the end.
IMDb score: 6/10
Our score: 3/10