Thanks for the review!"Ready or Not"
So husby says, "I'm busy. Pick what you want." This means I get to avoid the usual car-chase bullet-riddled exploding-helicopter special-operations genre of films that we usually watch as a pair and delve into either chick flicks or horror. I chose the latter as a spate of new ones came out on Redbox.
Well, I was pleasantly disappointed! It's not a horror film, per se, but a giddy romp which came across as a cross between "Beetlejuice" and "Clue." A comedy thriller, if you will. Honestly, husband -- who joined me -- and I pretty much laughed throughout the film.
The premise is that a bride (Grace) marries into a wealthy eccentric family that has made its fortunes from generations of board games. As is the family's wedding night tradition, they gather for a night of game playing with the newest addition to the family drawing a card out of a mysterious box to determine what the night's fare shall be. Grace draws the dreaded "Hide and Seek" card and she must survive until dawn. She has a fair chance as the house is HUGE and the family -- so rich they probably have never lifted a finger nor washed a dish in their lives -- are armed with an assortment of medieval weapons which soon reveal their total ineptness.
The film stars Samara Weaving, Adam Brody and Andie MacDowell. But IMHO the real star of the film is the bride's dress which is a stunning metaphor. The characters are superbly developed and played with a dose of high campiness. This movie is fun!
(Warning: Swearing, some blood.)
I saw Judy last week.Today we saw "Judy". Renee Zellweger as Judy Garland is exceptional, but I didn't really like the movie overall. I'll go 2.5 stars and the Princess will go 3.5 - primarily because of Zellweger's personification of 'Judy'.
How was the movie?Going to see the new Star Wars movie. I never liked any of them but, my son is visiting and knows the movie is getting carpy reviews . He wants to go anyway, so for two hours or so we get to sit next to each other instead of talking through his locked bedroom door.