September Movie Roundup
In the month of September, I watched an eclectic mix of movies. With the updates to Movie Pass, it has definitely affected how many movies we are seeing in theaters, so most of this month’s are movies that came out a couple years ago. Here are some short thoughts for each one and I’d love to know your thoughts as well!
A Simple Favor Theatrical Release Poster
Wowza this movie was weird! I loved this movie. With that said, it does cross some disturbing lines, so just beware. Some have compared this film to Gone Girl, which I don’t think is a fair comparison because the tone is completely different. (Side note about Gone Girl: hated the film, loved the book). Yes it’s a thriller, but it’s also a weird and funny and self aware.
Fave Scene: Emily and Stephanie’s first interaction when Emily invites Stephanie over for a playdate. That whole conversation cracks me up.
Lincoln Theatrical Release Poster
Somehow I missed out on seeing Lincoln when it first came out in 2012, but I’m a sucker for historical biographies, so I knew I would like it. And of course Daniel Day Lewis is amazing. I also learned a lot about Lincoln. For one, I didn’t know he was a great storyteller.
Fave Scene: News arrives of a battle with serious casualties, and Lincoln starts to tell one his stories.
About Time Theatrical Release Poster
Again, Rachel McAdams plays the wife of another time traveler. I went into this film looking for a romantic drama, but I really loved the focus on relationships with the other family members, specifically Tim and his dad. While nothing about the film is ground breaking, there’s something comforting about this feel-good drama.
Fave Scene: The scene where Tim’s father explains the secret to happiness.
Fave Quote: Tim’s father’s speech at his wedding:
“I've only loved three men in my life. My dad was a frosty bugger so that only leaves dear Uncle Desmond, B.B. King, obviously, and this young man here. I'd only give one piece of advice to anyone marrying. We're all quite similar in the end. We all get old and tell the same tales too many times. But try and marry someone kind. And this is a kind man with a good heart. I'm not particularly proud of many things in my life, but I am very proud to be the father of my son.”
Sierra Burgess is a Loser Poster
As much as I loved Barb, this movie was a dud. While I probably wasn’t the target demographic, I still enjoyed To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and was hoping for something along the same vein. Unfortunately, the story was boring, unoriginal and predictable.
No Faves for this dud.
The Founder Theatrical Release Poster
If you don’t know the story of McDonald’s already, this movie will leave you feeling super icky inside. Michael Keaton is great and plays the unlikeable Ray Kroc well. I also loved the bright, shiny imagery in the film.
Fave Scene: When the brothers give Ray the tour of McDonald’s. Fast food is the norm now, so it’s funny to think about when it first came about and how revolutionary it was.
Fave Quote: “McDonald’s can be the new American church, and it ain’t just open on Sundays, boys.” Yuck, yuck, yuck.