Posts Tagged ‘Emily Mortimer’

Film: Our Idiot Brother

Year: 2011

Cast: Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Nick Sullivan, Zooey Deschanel, Francesca Papalia, Emily Mortimer, Bob Stephenson, Peter Hermann, Adam Scott, Kelly Briter, Rashida Jones, Steve Coogan, Kathryn Hahn, T.J. Miller, Shirley Knight.

Plot: Ned [Paul Rudd] lived a happy life growing organic vegetables on a farm with his hippie girlfriend and his dog named Willie Nelson, but an unadvised incident with marijuana at a farmer’s market lands him in jail. When he gets out of jail, he is off to live with his sisters. While Ned is still happy, his sisters are much less so after he manages to screw up one marriage, one job opportunity, one budding relationship and one domestic partnership. He sees those problems as breakdowns in communication, but his sisters see him as an idiot

Review: This is a real feel good film, the irony is in the title as it’s not Ned who is the idiot but the people around him. In places it feels like a bit of a chick flick, but then its not it’s just a rambling feel good movie that is hilarious. I knew nothing about this film at all so didn’t know what to expect and was pleasantly surprised, Ned [Rudd] seems to bumble through his life making one mistake after another but its only when you get halfway through the film that you realise its everyone else that’s messing up and he’s just saying it as it is.

This film had me laughing from the off, however there is one very disturbing part and I think it may scarred me for life………

It was seeing Steve Coogan’s Testicles dangling between his legs when he bends over!!!!!! Watch it and? Well just watch it and you’ll see

9/10 real good, feel good film

Film Trailer: http://youtu.be/CfyHY58lqCk

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Film: Shutter Island

Year: 2010

Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Max Von Sydow, Emily Mortimer, Patricia Clarkson, Jackie Earle Haley, Ted Levine, John Carroll Lynch, Elias Koteas, Robin Bartlett, Christopher Denham, Nelli Sciutto, Joeseph Sikora,

Plot: Drama set in 1954, U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels is investigating the disappearance of a murderess that escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane and is presumed to be hiding on the remote Shutter Island.

Review: On the whole I’m not a big DiCaprio fan I find him wooden, not very convincing and always looking as though he is waiting for someone to point him in the right direction. In this film however I think he might be changing my mind for me. I was captivated all the way through his portrayal of Teddy Daniels was first rate. The film itself kept me guessing all the way through as your never 100% sure what the outcome will be, With Ben Kingsley’s always impeccable and sometimes disturbing performance gibing the film more credibility.

its only when I watched it a second and third time that I noticed the clues as to what was happening. A clever film and entertaining

Well worth a watch at least twice

9/10