Unconditional Love

I cannot count how many times I have featured this movie. As I have posted, this is one of my all time favorites. Though I am a big fan of Adam Sandler, (he is my favorite comedian) he is not the reason why I love this movie very much but the story per se.

What would you do if the person you love has a short-term memory loss and forgets you the very next day? Leave him/her perhaps and forget him/her? Find another man/woman who will remember you everyday?

But not Henry. Henry Roth (Adam Sandler) is a man afraid of commitment up until he meets beautiful Lucy (Drew Barrymore). He marries her even if it means he has to start over again every day for the rest of his life. Awww, that is so sweet. Marrying a person despite of his/her condition is what we call unconditional love.

50 First Dates is a romantic comedy film that really touched my heart.

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Gladiator

Gladiator is about a Roman general Maximus Decimus Meridius (Russell Crowe) who is betrayed by his friend Quintus (Tomas Arana) and his family murdered by corrupt prince Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix). He comes to Rome as a gladiator to seek revenge.

Gladiator is a movie from Dreamworks directed by Ridley Scott and was released on 2000. It is not just a film, it is an all in one film (well, almost). It is historical, drama, epic, adventure, action film in one and no doubt that can be lined with those classic films. It would have made for an extremely marvelous picture if not for the too much brutality and blood shed. I love the story though and I love Russell Crowse’s performance as Maximus. And because I am an action fanatic, I will rate this 7/8.

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Maid in Manhattan

My Rating : 6/10

For this week’s theme “Living the American Dream”, I could not think of any movie other than “Maid in Manhattan”. It is a modern fairytale movie, with Jennifer Lopez as Marissa Ventura-the hardworking, intelligent and determined single Mom who works as maid in a first class hotel in Manhattan. Her only dream is a better life for her and her son but she got more than that. She also captured the heart of Christopher Marshall (Ralph Fiennes), one of Manhattan’s most eligible bachelors.

The plot maybe too blandly generic but girls like me always fall for fairytales with happily-ever-after endings. It is not as good as Pretty Woman and Notting Hill but it is not bad either.  

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Waiting for Stone

October is the start of TV series in the US so since last week my husband started downloading our favorite series like Chuck, NCIS, NCIS LA, and Bones. We are excitedly waiting for each episode every week. October also is the time when most movies are released and I am looking forward to good movies most especially Stone, to be released on October 8.


Stone the movie

Stone is about  a convicted arsonist looks to manipulate a parole officer into a plan to secure his parole by placing his beautiful wife in the lawman’s path. With Edward Norton as Gerald “Stone” Creeson, the convicted arsonist and Robert De Niro as Jack Mabry, a rigid parole officer. Based on reviews through advance screening, it was rated 8.2/10 so I assume it is a good film. 

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Mrs. Doubtfire

My Rating: 7/10
I admire Robin Williams’ versatility. For me Goodwill Hunting is Robin Williams’ best movie but I want him more as a comedian so “Mrs. Doubtfire“ is my choice for this week’s TCP.
After Daniel Hillard’s (Robin Williams) bitter divorce with his wife Miranda (Sally Field), he disguises himself as an old Scottish nanny (Mrs. Euphegenia Doubtfire) to spend time with his children secretly. Daniel’s children are held in custody by his ex-wife Miranda because he has no job and decent home for his children. As Mrs. Doubtfire, Daniel  is able to see his children everyday while he is learning to be a better person than he was before. Why Mrs. Doubtfire? Upon seeing a newspaper article with the heading “Police Doubt Fire Was Accidental”, he comes up with “Doubtfire” in a snap.
Mrs. Doutbfire has everything you could ever want in a comedy film. It is very funny and made even funnier by Robin Williams’ cross-dressing. It is one of Robin William’s best acted films and is great for the whole family. 

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