Greenberg

Greenberg is the newest movie from writer/director Noah Baumbach, who brought us such gems as The Squid and the Whale, and Margot at the Wedding. And Greenberg fits right in with the list. It’s quirky and slow and funny at times and sad at times. Like his other movies, it’s about real life, but seems to be over-the-top, but deep down you can kind of imagine that some people really live that way. The Squid and the Whale is still my favorite of the three, but I think this is a movie worth seeing if you like the type. Noah does a lot of collaborating with Wes Anderson (one of my favorites) and that comes across at times in his movies. This has some pretty rough scenes, and, like I said, is kinda slow, but it was a good movie and is worth giving a shot.
B


Date Night

Steve Carell and Tina Fey make an awesome married couple. I figured this movie would be pretty funny, but I had no idea it’d be so action-packed and intense. It was pretty much the best of both worlds. There were some seriously laugh-out-loud moments, and some moments where you’re on the edge of your seat, wondering what will happen next. It’s just a good movie. Plain and simple. I think pretty much anyone would enjoy it. There are a few “adult” situations that they maybe could’ve tweaked to make it a bit more family friendly, but Sheena and I had a blast watching this, and I wouldn’t mind seeing it again soon.
A


Get Him to the Greek

We went to see this with Nick and Leslie Saturday night at the Dollar Theater. First off, dang the dollar theater has gotten popular on Saturday nights. Second, I wasn’t really expecting to like this movie at all, but it was the best choice, so we checked it out. And I’m so glad we did. I laughed more in this movie than I have in a movie in a long time. Yes, it’s crude, but man it’s funny. I’m sure the company I was in helped the experience, but I’m pretty sure we were all laughing pretty much non-stop throughout. I loved Forgetting Sarah Marshall (this is kind of an unofficial sequel), and thought it was hilarious, and this definitely doesn’t disappoint the franchise. It might even be funnier. If you can get past some of the themes and situations, the actual comedy of this movie is fantastic. I’ve never been a Jonah Hill fan, and he’s pretty much playing the same character he always plays, but this time it just works and he’s so funny. If you like this sort of stuff, see it. You won’t be disappointed.
A

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