Friday, September 6, 2013

Blue Jasmine (2013)

Rated: PG13 - Runtime: 98 min
tesg's Rating: Three stars (out of four)

I do reviews on a forum where I noted that this movie had a kind of serious focus on mental illness that I didn't think a lot of the audience would understand.

Sure enough, the guy who reviewed the movie after me began and ended his review with "Stupid rich bitch gets her comeuppance".

Look closer, people.  Look closer.

The Spectacular Now (2013)

Rated: R - Runtime: 95 min
tesg's Rating: Three stars (out of four)

We have a cute high school couple made of up an alcoholic and a girl who doesn't get noticed much only too willing to go along.  They're really a perfect couple and you just KNOW the writers are going to screw them up at some point.  And they don't for a really long time, which makes this four-star charming.  Until they do.  Then you're just mad.  But the ride up to that point is...spectacular.