Love and Other Disasters (2006)

I was looking for a relaxing comedy and Love and Other Disasters did satisfy that!

Love and other disastersThe movie is about a vogue fashion intern, Emily (Britanny Murphy) who love setting up her friends and helping them find true love. She lives with her gay friend, Peter (Matthew Rhys) and shares a very close relationship with him. A new fashion photographer starts working with Emily and she thinks he would be the perfect guy for Peter. Peter on the other hand is smitten by someone and tries to pursue his love interest. Emily is so blinded by setting up people that she forgets that she has someone who loves her and wishes to be with her right in front of her. The truth slowly unwinds as Emily is on the path to finding her love.

Peter’s point of view is narrated as it is hilarious! There are some parts where you start to think that the movie is lame but once I saw this part, I got interested.

Here’s the clip!

It was a good watch for me as I was pleasantly surprised. I thought it was going to be like the regular boy-meets-girl-and-falls in love kind of movie, but it was most certainly not.

My Rating: 3.5/5

(An extra 0.5 just for this clip!)

My favorite line: Dawn French’s analogy from the clip!

Credits: Google Images, Youtube

You again (2010)

You again is a film about people caught up in their high-school world.

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Marni (Kirsten Bell) is one those glass-with-braces-plus-acne high school kids who gets bullied by Joanna (Odette Annable). High school has passed and everyone has moved on. That’s what we would imagine. Marni is now promoted as a Vice-president at her PR firm and doing well for herself. As she heads back home for her brother’s wedding, she speaks to her mother (Jamie Lee Curtis) and finds out that Will (James Wolk) is marrying Joanna. The high school feelings creep up for Marni as she returns home to find out that everyone has warmed up very well to Joanna including her grandma (Betty White). What’s even more surprising is Marni’s mom, Gail finds out that Joanna’s aunt, Ramona was one of her competitors in high school.

The movie then revolves around Marni trying get a good apology from Joanna about what she did to her in high school and proving to her brother what a phony she thinks Joanna is.

Overall, I thought the movie was predictable. You know how the movie is going to proceed and how it’s going to end. The movie kept bouncing between emotions and some silly comic moments.

My Rating: 2.5/5

My favorite line: The tagline

What doesn’t kill you…is going to marry your brother.

Credits: Google Images

How Do You Know (2010)

After seeing the star studded cast of How Do You Know, I was tempted to watch this movie and I did. I was well, more than disappointed.

The movie is about a softball player, Lisa (Reese Witherspoon) who has been cut off from her team as she hits 31. She is dating one of the baseball players (Owen Wilson). One day she suddenly receives a call from a businessman (Paul Rudd) with whom she ends up having dinner with. He is caught up with a law suit that involves his father (Jack Nicholson). What follows is a love triangle.

Sounds like one of the regular triangles right? But this definitely was not one of them. There was no chemistry between the people in the triangle. The dialogues were incomprehensible and it was not even pleasant to watch. There was not even a feel good factor at the end of the movie. In all, an unpleasant watch.

My Rating: 2/5

My favorite line: None

Credits: Google Images