Here is my third instalment of Movies of 2012
Five year engagement:
Tom Solomon proposes to girlfriend Violet Barnes after one year of dating. Then things start happening, and they begin to question whether their relationship is meant to be. Emily Blunt and Jason Segel make a strangely compelling acting pair, and except Jason’s urge to be nude in every movie he starts in, they make a great team. This is definitely my favourite romantic comedy of 2012. I was shocked that it wasn’t huge box office hit. Rating: 7.5/10
The Lucky one:
Based on the book written by Nicholas Sparks, it focuses on the life of a Leo, a young soldier (played by Zac Efron) who is attempting to deal with the memories he has of the death and destruction he has witnessed in the war. He sets out to find the woman he believes saved his life. He meets Beth (played by Taylor Schilling), who has issues of her own, least her abusive ex-husband. The events in the movie are clear and well portrayed, and it never drags or moves to fast. The chemistry between the two main characters is undeniable, and really worth a watch.
Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams star as Leo and Paige, a young married couple who survives a horrific car accident. Paige loses her memory, and Leo sets out to rebuild their relationship. A true story about love and strength, the only flaw is that it seems a bit stretched at some points. But since it is based on a real life story, it is easy to forget these facts and focus on the loveliness in the movie.
I really enjoyed this movie.
This was sadly not what it could have been. It is based on the life of Channing Tatum’s stripper days, but is alternatively rushed or too slow at certain points. This is an all-star cast, but most of the actors spoke one or two lines each. I have seen other projects from Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer and Matthew McConaughey that deserves much more attention than this movie. The female characters is portrayed as selfish and shallow, and I didn’t appreciate either actresses (Cody Horn and Olivia Munn)’s portrayals.