Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The Help

SF: I didn't really know much about this film before it started so had no expectations. I found myself pleasantly surprised, within the opening scene I was intrigued and it kept my attention the whole way through. Just the right amount of humour and poignancy (a fine line to walk), certainly not the sentimentality I was expecting and never preaching. The performances were subtly brilliant especially Viola Davis. A well deserved 7/10
- have to add I loved Emma Stone's hair in this, what was supposed to be wrong with it?

50 Eggs: Started slowly for me, but when it eventually roused my interest I was hooked. The subject matter is dark, but there were a lot of laughs in this film, and one obvious stand-out moment that cant fail to make you chuckle. I'm suprised SF and DonkeyB gave such middling scores. I'm going for 8.5/10

DonkeyB: It was a bit TV movie of the week. There was the frequently parodied and commented upon phenomenon of us being asked to believe that Emma Stone is unattractive and has never been on a date and has uncontrollable hair. I know these things to be false because I saw her, only a few weeks ago, sweeping Ryan [if I was a woman I would] Gosling off his feet. It has Alison Janney in it, which if this review isn't tagged for someone should correct and therefore get an entire bonus mark. 6/10

Overall - 6.5

1 comment:

50 Eggs said...

I leave for 1 week and you both start doing huge reviews. Tsssk! DonkeyB, you can make it up to me by filling in your review of Piranha.