Movie of the Week: Sisters

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I watched Sisters a few days ago, when I finally managed to convince my mom, nephew and sister-in-law to go to the movies. I love Tina Fey, so I kind of had high hopes for this movie… unfortunately it wasn’t all that. Incredible, I liked Amy Poehler’s role better than Fey’s…

So, the movie was ok, but I felt that it was too much at times, while at some other times, it just wasn’t enough. I don’t know how to better explain my feelings for this movie. Was it entertaining? Yeah, it was. Would I see it again? Not likely. My 13 yo nephew really loved it though ;-).

One curious thing was seeing James Brolin and Dianne Evelyn Wiest portraying a couple again, which they also do in Life in Pieces.

I guess I’m used to seeing Tina Fey doing intelligent kind of humour, and I thought that this just wasn’t it.

Movie of the Week: Inside Out

I’ll level with you, this has been a terrible month for my relationship with movies. I had a long list of movies that I wanted to go watch at the cinema, but each time I set a day aside to go to Barcelona to watch one, I just didn’t! I was in no mood, none whatsoever. So, the university opened again on Tuesday (1/9) and suddenly I’m not alone anymore, lol, so I thought that handling 6 hours of a lot of people was enough for one day and I left early and headed to the movies. Yes, the only thing that actually made me move was the fact that otherwise I would be listening to people for at least 5 more hours!

Anyhow… I decided to watch Inside Out, because I needed a laugh and thought that was safer than The Fantastic Four or any other action movie. Lucky for me, the movie was still at the closest Original Version Cinema in Barcelona, near Plaça de Catalunya 🙂 . It also gave me an opportunity to find out that a Costa Cafe opened near there (on the same street as a Starbucks, dumb move!) – I had lunch there, had a cappuccino, regretted it slightly… moving on!

This movie, wow, this movie is FANTASTIC!!!! Holy Crap, totally magnificent! It’s my favorite Disney-Pixar Movie, for sure.

I didn’t have much idea of the plot before it started, but I was so pleasantly surprised. I loved Riley and I loved all of her emotions and her islands, so precious. I don’t even have coherent words for it, but I’ll tell you that I was laughing and then I was crying, and then I was laughing and crying at the same time (and wiping my tears with my t-shirt because I forgot my paper-tissues). It’s ok to be happy, it’s ok to be sad, angry, and feel disgust and fear, all these emotions are part of us, and they make us complete. We are all emotional complex, deal with it!

The actors were amazing in their parts, Lewis Black as spot on! Bill Hader was Fear, and I thought he did great as well.

But the ladies were magnificent! Mindy Kaling played Disgust and OMG, she was so funny. Phyllis Smith was my favorite though, I loved Sadness, and I loved how she portrayed her. having watched every season of The Office, I immediately recognized her voice, and honestly, no one could do it as well as she. And of course, Amy Poehler does a terrific job as Joy and I loved her so so much!!!!

I can’t say enough how amazing this movie is. Have you seen it? Did you liked it?! 😀