(Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images for MTV)

Sick Day Movie Reviews - Julie Devereaux

I have a really bad habit of picking up movies on the cheap at yard sales, thrift stores, antique stores, Savers...fully knowing I'll never make the time to actually sit down and watch them.

I'm not good at sitting still for too long.

Luckily I got really sick and was forced to 'rest'. For two whole days I did not clean, fix, prepare, repair or organize a frickin' thing.

I rested. But...I had to do something when I wasn't napping or whining about having the flu.

I don't have a tv in my bedroom and I don't have internet service at my house ( see: "cheap" above). So I decided to plug in my rarely used laptop and drag a bunch of movies upstairs and plug 'em in.

I managed to watch six.

I'm glad I didn't waste any real time on (most) of these.

Good concept. I love Will Smith and Rosario Dawson is absolutely stunning to watch. But the movie just straight up bummed me out. Takeaway? Do not text and drive.

This was NOTHING like I thought it would be when I grabbed it. I thought it was gonna be some silly, I dunno, romance kind of thing? Yea. Not even close. This was a very rich, beautifully filmed movie with well defined creepy characters, a story line that kept my interest even though it was INCREDIBLY hard for me to look at. John Cusak....wow. I'm actually surprised I watched the whole thing, not because it wasn't good but because there was so much societal underbelly it made me uncomfortable. Takeaway: it's ok to change your mind.

Fluff. And not "hysterically funny" like the cover says. I liked all the actresses (always been a Jamie Lee Curtis fan and I 'heart' Betty White.) Takeaway: navigating life can be hard sometimes.

 

John Corbett is so. damn. cute. Gawking at him was probably the only thing I liked about this film. How do you make a movie about kids losing their parents in a car wreck this "light hearted"? Takeaway: life goes on.

Eh. Kevin Costner as baseball player...again. And I think I've watched The Notebook one too many times as I couldn't get past seeing Joan Allen as Allie's "no warmth" mother. And this movie had probably one of the worst endings I've ever seen. And way too many loose ends in this film. Takeaway: you might not have the whole picture.

(I know. All of these movies are so last century.) I've been wanting to see this since it came out in 1987. I don't understand Wall Street (the actual stock market "Wall Street") and I really want to. This movie didn't help. The Big Short? That movie kind of helped but I saw it at the theater. I want to watch it at home...so I can pause, rewind, think and hopefully have a better understanding of the "financial market" bullsh*t. Because to me, it just looks like glorified gambling...with my friggin' money. But I digress...the movie: It was ok, One conclusion I did come to watching this film is that any value on any 'thing' is subjective. In other words, we decide something's worth. Takeaway: greed is not good.