Movies, Movies, Movies

August 27, 2008 6:19 pm Published by

My lack of funds have given me plenty of time to scour Netflix over the past few months and pick out a few gems.  Lemme know what you think.

 Into The Wild – I was totally set to despise this movie for no real reason whatsoever but Sean Penn kicked my ass.  This movie rocked!  A coming of age story about a college graduate who leaves everything he knows to traipse through the wilderness of Alaska.  This movie follows Chris McCandless (Hirsch) through his astounding journey and the life lessons he learns along the way.  Hirsch’s performance is reminiscent of Robert Redford in Jeremiah Johnson. 

Wristcutters: A Love Story – This one is a little bizarre.  I really don’t know how to explain it but the writers put a nice twist on the normal “boy meets girl” love story.  Set in a strange purgatory (that’s for you catholics) for victims of suicide, Zia (Patrick Fugit) looks for his “real world” girlfriend.  There are many strange happenings along the way that I can’t begin to describe.  Definitely worth a watch.

Things We Lost In The Fire – Get out your Kleenex box because this one is a tear jerker.  I was crying within 10 minutes of the opening credits.  Halle Berry and Benicio Del Toro give outstanding performances while they try to get their lives together after the passing of husband and best friend, Brian Burke (David Duchovny).   


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  • Tom says:

    Rachel – I actually just finished reading the book Into the Wild, and yeah it rocked my world – and for those of us who don’t enjoy lies – it’s a true story. I’m reading another book by the same guy now, and have a third waiting in the on deck circle…

  • Rachel says:

    Yeah, I had no idea it was based on a true story until the end of the movie. I’ll have to peruse my local library to see if I can get Supertramp’s story in print. The books are always better anyway.

    Ellen…you’ll probably hate this movie since you’re a dirty filthy liar 🙂