Flawless (2007)

It has been a while since I last blogged. Well, work and life have kept me busy. I’ve been more into TV shows than sitting at length and kicking back with a movie. This past week, I’ve been sick due to pneumonia – 5 days of no work, led to lying down in bed, watching movies and getting access back to my blog.flawless

The movie I picked, or rather was on ‘My List’ for a long time, was Flawless starring Demi Moore and Michael Cane. The movie is set in the 60s and is about a 30-something woman, Laura (Demi Moore) who has been dedicated to work and has had no time to live her life. Her frustration builds up, when she is passed up for promotion multiple times at the firm. The firm she works at is one of the largest distributors of diamonds called London Diamond Corporation.

Her life changes when she is faced with a proposition from an almost about to retire janitor, Hobbs (Michael Cane). Will she throw away everything she has worked for and try to do something this daring?

The movie is good and runs about 2 hours long with many predictable moments, so don’t look for overly twisted turns in the plot. It leaves me with the thought that, nothing much has changed since the 60s. While there are many more women managers, it is still hard to be a woman to be successful and have a life of her own. Something that is now changing, and I hope that 40 days down the line, when I read this post (or get back to my thought), things would have drastically improved.

My rating: 3/5

Life is for living.

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Cairo Time (2009)

Long time no posts. I haven’t had the time to go through my queue and continue blogging. Well, I have given up cable so I am hoping to give my blog a new look and make some changes. A lot of things have changed since I started blogging – social media in particular. Anyway, back to Cairo Time.

Cairo TimeA movie is about Juliette (Patricia Clarkson) who is supposed to be on a holiday with her husband, Mark (Tom McCamus) in Cairo, but is instead accompanied by Tariq (Alexander Siddiq), one of Mark’s acquaintances, who takes her around the city. She travels around to see the desert, the beautiful Nile as well as witnesses an Egyptian style wedding. She learns that Tariq was once in love with another woman, Yasmeen (Amina Annabi) and got his heart broken. What follows is an unexpected attraction between Juliette and Tariq.

Directed by Ruba Nadda (Sabah (2005), I think this movie is on Netflix Instant – another good watch), the movie is peaceful (I mean really peaceful, there is hardly any dialogue!), romantic and drama-less. A good movie to unwind with after a long days of hard work.

My favorite line: With very few lines to pick from, I cannot come up with any!

My Rating: 3/5

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Take Me Home (2011)

This movie was one of the movies that I just clicked and watched one night from my Roku box. Doesn’t it make life so easy?

The movie is about an aspiring photographer who is stranded on the streets of New York with his cab when he isn’t able to find a job in photography. One day he is kicked out of his apartment and moves into his cab. Thom (Sam Jaeger), the unlicensed cabbie finally decides to make money by turning on his cab lights and hopes that he is able to make a living out of the same. Luckily, one day he meets Claire  (Amber Jaeger, yes they are married in reality) who is going through a personal crisis and asks him to drive until she tells him to stop. She is coping with her father’s sudden death and also believes that her husband (Brennan Elliot) is cheating. To Thom’s surprise, her final destination is Califonia and he is unable to decide if that is good or bad for him.

The rest of the movie is about both of them driving around the country and learning more about each other. They meet Thorn’s parents (played by Cristine Rose and Victor Garber – I was surprised to see them here!) on the way who think that he is a successful only to find out that he is a cabbie. Their final destination is Encinitas where her father’s funeral is to take place.

The movie is light and fun, though I would have expected to see a more scenic drive to California. It could be a little boring if you were looking to watch a fast paced comedy. Encinitas is just picturesque and as a person living in San Diego, I am always excited to see Southern California in a movie!

No great lines, just a decent watch.

My Rating: 3/5

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