Dear ladies and gents,
since I was a horrible curmudgeon about Divergent I thought I’d share a few movies I watched and loved over the last few weeks. To prove to myself I am not really a grumpy b*sh you understand.
Posters for A Long Way Down were plastered all over the tube a few months ago. Then again I have seen plenty of posters like that and in the end movies that were advertised were less than hmm… interesting.
Based on the book written by Nick Hornby A Long Way Down is an example of one of those movies that Brits do so well – warm, poignant, fun and silly, a kind of movie that lingers a while after you’ve watched it. It is about four people who have decided to kill themselves. And just happen to end up on the same rooftop at the same time. It stars Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette, Imogen Poots, Aaron Paul and Sam Neill. The reviews were rubbish, but I loved it.
Chris O’Dowd – that should be enough. Also Chris O’Dowd dancing, hello?! Also Nick Frost, Rashida Jones and Ian McShane? Also salsa dancing! Come on!
Totes late to this one as it was released in 2009. But I loved it all the same. It is about three nerdy friends, who manage to get into a time travel adventure of epic proportions just by sitting in a pub. The movie stars Chris O’Dowd, Marc Wootton, Dean Lennox Kelly and Anna Faris.
Just so you know the movie IS named the Stag. For the US release the movie was retitled the Bachelor Weekend. If you are thinking it might be a Hangover rip off… hm no, it is not. It’s about a group of friends who organize a stag weekend in the great outdoors and things kinda get out of hand. Not in the let’s-jam-a-Chinese-man-in-the-truck kind of way. Also not in the-Blair-Witch-Project kind of way. In a bunch-of-Irish-dudes-who-are-funny kind of way.
The movie stars Andrew Scott (yes, Moriarty!), Hugh O’Conor and Peter McDonald (who, if you have been watching Moone Boy you’ll know him as dad Moone. If you aren’t watching Moone Boy, well… I give up!)