Sunday everybody, and that means that the week is coming to a close. So I thought that I should start up this whole Movie-tip anew, and what better, than to give you what I’ve watched over the course of the past week!
As you probably figured out by yourselves, I watch a whole lot of movies, some good, some horrible and some great ones. This week have not been any different, so without further ado, here you go, one for the Buy it-column and one for the Forget it-column..
Whip It (2009) – Ellen Page plays Bliss Cavendar, the indie-rock loving misfit who’s unhappy with her life as it is and finds her passion through roller derby. Pretty basic plot, but the thing that keeps your interest peaked are the characters and the way they handle everyday as it comes. Whip It is the Directorial Debut of Drew Barrymore and the Page is joined by Kristen Wiig, Zoë Bell, Andrew Wilson and Drew Barrymore herself, among others. This is a movie I feel belong in the shelf and the Watch-it-again-value is extremely high, if you let it breath for a couple of months, so it’s a definite Buy-it!
The Trip (2010) – Steve Coogan is not at all a favorite actor of mine, but he haven’t really felt as a bad one either. So, when I watched the trailer for The Trip, I thought to myself; Give it a shot! So I gave it a shot, and I was not amused. Steve Coogan, along with Rob Brydon, travels around the country visiting a number of restaurants to write reviews for a magazine, which gives us a movie that rely completely to dialogue if it where to be any good… but it fails miserably! The only thing that gave me even a hint of a chuckle was the Michael Caine-impersonations you see in the trailer below. So, as a conclusion; Boring plot (if you can call it that), boring acting and lame dialogue. All in all, this is one for the Forget it-column.