Liberal Arts

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{4.5/5} “I sometimes feel like I’m looking down on myself. Like there’s this older, wiser me watching over this 19-year-old rough draft, who’s full of all this potential, but has to live more to catch up with that other self somehow. And, uh, I know I’ll get there. It’s just sometimes I think I want […]

The Fault in Our Stars

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{4.5/5} “Guess what, Gus — this is your life! This is all you get! You get me, and you get your family and you get this world, and that’s it! And if that’s not enough for you, then I’m sorry, but it’s not nothing. Because I love you. And I’m going to remember you.” The […]

Mr. & Mrs. Smith

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{4.5/5} “I love my wife. I want her to be happy. I want good things for her. But there are times…” John and Jane have been married for 6 years and are just a bit bored with each other. Both of them have a secret — they’re assassins, and the other doesn’t know it. One […]

Becoming Jane

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{4.5/5} “A metropolitan mind may be less susceptible to extended juvenile self-regard.” Jane Austen wants to be an author, but she’s led a sheltered life in the country. She doesn’t want to marry any man who asks her just because he has some money. Tom Lefroy comes from the city to stay with her family […]

Dan in Real Life

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{4.5/5} “This corn is like an angel.” Dan is an advice columnist, and he has three daughters — Jane, Cara, and Lilly. He doesn’t want his oldest daughter to drive, he doesn’t want his middle daughter to date boys, and he’s happy his youngest daughter is still young. Dan takes his daughters to a family […]

Enough Said

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{4.5/5} “Yes, yes, the Container Store. The store that sells crap so you can put your crap in so you can go out and buy some more crap.” Eva is a masseuse, she’s divorced, and her daughter’s about to head off to college. At a party she meets Albert who works at a library of […]

The Spectacular Now

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{4.5/5} “I like to think there’s more to a person than just one thing.” Sutter is a partier whose last girlfriend broke up with him over a misunderstanding. He’s been hanging out with Amiee, a nice girl whom he’s grown to like a lot. They’re about to graduate high school, and he doesn’t think their […]

About Time

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{5/5} “We’re all traveling through time together, every day of our lives. All we can do is do our best to relish this remarkable ride.” When Tim turns 21, his father tells him something completely unbelievable: all the men in their family can travel back in time. It’s true, and it’s easy to do: go […]

Her

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{5/5} “Sometimes I think I have felt everything I’m ever gonna feel. And from here on out, I’m not gonna feel anything new. Just lesser versions of what I’ve already felt.” Theodore works at a company that creates handwritten letters that their clients get to send to their loved ones. Theodore has been writing the […]

Crazy, Stupid, Love.

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{5/5} “I’m going to help you rediscover your manhood. Do you have any idea where you lost it? … We’re going to find it. We are. I promise you. And I promise you this too, Cal. When we’re done, this wife of yours, she’s going to rue the day she decided to give up on […]