I rarely go to the movies. The frugal side of me finds the prices (for tickets and snacks) hard to swallow, especially when my library offers movies for the reasonable price of free after showing my card. The only downside is the slight time crunch of needing to watch the movie within the week . . and that's a problem I don't mind having ;) So here are my mildly late reviews of movies from last year:
Silver Linings Playbook: I adored this movie. It's about Pat, who is released from a psychiatric hospital at the beginning of the movie. He's trying to get back together with his wife when he meets Tiffany, who promises to help him if he'll train with her for a dance competition. It ends as expected, but the characters made the movie. I liked that none of them were perfect - they felt real.
Lincoln: We watched this movie mainly because I heard it was excellent on a morning radio show (I'm sure there are worse reasons). I was intrigued by the premise and grateful that the focus wasn't on bloody battle scenes; it didn't disappoint. The main focus is how Lincoln passed the 13th Amendment. After the movie, I learned it was based on a book (I think that was mentioned in the closing credits, but don't quote me on it) and now I'm excited to add it to my to-read list.
Look for my next movie review post in about, oh, five years. :) Seen any good movies lately?