Here’s something different today. I wanted to share some of my favourite films since let’s be honest, this is one of the most common lifestyle questions people ask in our day to day lives.
So I have picked four that I have really been enjoying at the moment (some old and some new).
The Other Woman
This is quite an old film but I love it. Cameron Diaz is dating this gorgeous bloke, Mark (Jamie Lannister), but then she finds out that he’s married (Leslie Man). The two scorned women do become friends and team up with yet another one of Mark’s mistresses (Kate Upton) to get revenge. This got blasted by critics but I find it hilarious and I love the three women’s performances. I could do without Nikki Minaj in it, but hey ho, no film is perfect! This is definitely one worth checking out if you fancy an easy to watch revenge movie.
I saw this a few weeks ago with my Dad. The book of this holds a lot of meaning for me since it was the last book that my Gran gave me before she died. She used to buy my Roald Dahl books a lot. I loved this book as a kid and was really excited to see the movie. It really respected the source material as well as modernising it slightly for a newer audience; they gave Sophie more character than what she has in the book, as well as giving the BFG a backstory. The filmmakers did an amazing job at this. I loved every minute of it, even if I did giggle prematurely at some of the jokes that I knew were coming up and sang the wizzpop song in my head at certain moments.
Me Before You
Another book adaptation. This is pretty much word for word the book but it transfers well to the big screen. Like the book, this will make you cry buckets. This is a funny bitter sweet story about a young women who becomes the carer of a quadriplegic man. Emilia Clarke is fantastic outside her Khaleesi role, and it’s lovely seeing her play someone similar to how she comes across in real life. I loved the book, and I love the film so much. This is definitely worth watching if you fancy a good laugh and a cry.
The Book Thief
I have mentioned this before, probably on one of my old blogs, but I’ll mention it again. If you want a movie about World War 2 through the eyes of a German child, this is the movie for you. This follows Leisel Memminger through the perception of Death. Death explains that he likes to follow the lives of humans sometimes, and Leisel’s story is so sad yet beautiful. If anything, it’s a great story for showing war through the eyes of the people who lost. We only really ever hear History from those that win wars. This gives a different perspective. I love the film and I love the book.
These are some of my favourite films at the moment. If you would like to see a list of my favourite films of all time, let me know.
What films are you enjoying at the moment?
Have a nice day!