Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Movies of 2007: My Fave Five

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.
4.  Atonement
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!
2.  Juno
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

1 comment:

jenny said...

YaY-!! now i can leave comments like.. marie antoinette?! really?! i think kirsten dunst is the worst actress of our time and couldn't finish the movie when i rented it..

i LOVE the little miss sunshine.

atonement left me ridiculously depressed but it was beautifully done.

finding neverland is one of my all time faves.

hope cali is getting better-!!
i may come visit you one day. =)


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