Thursday, March 6, 2008

while you’re sitting there and i here...

two movies definitely worth renting/seeing:

1) the darjeeling limited:

directed by wes anderson (the royal tenebaums, the life aquatic with steve zissou) this seriocomedy stars owen wilson, adrien brody and jason schwartzman. the story is about the estranged whitman brothers — francis (wilson), peter (brody) and jack (schwartzman) — who take a long train trip across india together in an attempt at reconciliation. along the way, they have quirky adventures as they try to come to terms with their differences, and francis wants them to visit their mom (anjelica huston), a nun in a himalayan convent. ps: soundtrack is pretty on point as well.

a fav quote: "i wonder if the three of us would've been friends in real life. not as brothers, but as people."

2) juno:

when a teenage girl is faced with an unexpected pregnancy, she enlists the aid of her best friend in finding the unborn child a suitable home in this coming-of-age comedy drama from thank you for smoking (great flick too!)director jason reitman. juno (ellen page) may seem wise beyond her years, but after sleeping with classmate bleeker (michael cera), the pregnant teen quickly realizes how little she really knows about life. thankfully, juno has been blessed with parents (j.k. simmons and allison janney) who trust their daughter's judgment, and a best friend named leah (olivia thirlby), who's always willing to help out in a pinch. with a little help from leah, juno soon comes into contact with mark (jason bateman) and vanessa (jennifer garner) -- an affluent suburban couple who have been unable to conceive a child of their own. mark and vanessa seem like they would make great parents, and are eager to adopt juno's unborn child. now, as adolescent juno is faced with a series of very adult decisions, she will draw on the support of her family and friends in order to discover who she truly is, and discover that one bad choice can have a lifetime of consequences.

a fav quote: "look, in my opinion the best thing you can do is find a person who loves you for exactly what you are. good mood, bad mood, ugly, pretty, handsome, what-have-you. the right person is still going to think the sun shines out of your ass even when times are bad. that's the kind of person that's worth sticking with."

ps: i'm always down for good movie suggestions and since my days, right now, are spent in my living room with a glass of wine, my laptop, and TONS of applications which scream of life choices that are, not so secretly, freaking me out from moment to moment...suggest away.

what are you watching these days?


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