5. Lars and the Real Girl
The love between a man and his blow-up doll is very real. And if you’ve seen this movie, you’ll know that it’s a beautiful thing.
So good we had to read the book. A little girl falsely accuses someone of a horrible crime, and lives with the guilt the rest of her life. A very well-made film.
3. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Sondheim is a musical genius, and Tim Burton’s visionary style turned out to be the perfect complement. I love the music! I love the blood!
Ellen Page is a comic gem in this wonderfully quirky, brilliantly written coming-of-age story about sex and relationships. "That ain't no Etch-A-Sketch. This is one doodle that can't be un-did, Homeskillet."
1. Across the Universe
I freaking love this movie! I mean, it’s a movie musical by Julie Taymor featuring music from The Beatles! How can you not love that? It’s about the tragedy of war and the beauty of love in the turbulent 1960’s. All you need is love!
Honorable Mentions: Dan in Real Life, Hairspray, Ratatouille