Flashback Friday-Something Borrowed (2011)

Fear is one of those barriers that seems insurmountable. But, we will only get over that fear if we refuse to let it stop us.

In the 2011 film, Something Borrowed, Rachel (Ginnifer Goodwin) is in love with Dex (Colin Egglesfield), one of her law school classmates. But she is unable to tell him how she feels. When Dex meets Darcy (Kate Hudson), Rachel’s best friend, Darcy claims him for herself. Now they are engaged and Darcy has asked Rachel to be her Maid of Honor.

Things get complicated with Rachel and Dex sleep together after a night out. Will she ever tell Dex how she feels or will he potentially be forever lost to her?

As rom-coms go, this film on a scale of 1-10 is a 7. It’s cute and slightly predictable without veering in the bland and dry territory that some films in this genre sometimes go to.

Do I recommend it? I am leaning toward yes.

Flashback Friday-Raising Helen (2004)

Life is not without its curve balls. One minute we think we know where our life is going and then it changes in an instant.

In the 2004 film, Raising Helen, Helen Harris (Kate Hudson) is living it up as a single woman. Her descent up the career ladder is swift and her social life is full. Then she receives a phone call that forever changes her life. Her sister and brother-in-law were killed in a car accident. Helen is now the guardian of her sister’s children. While it appears that stepping into her sister’s shoes will be a piece of cake, Helen will soon learn that it is not easy to raise children, especially as a single parent. With the support of Dan Parker (John Corbett), Helen will have to make some decisions and some adjustments.

As a film, it’s merely ok. A fish out of water tale has the potential to be interesting. But this film borders on mediocre and predictable.

Do I recommend it? I’m learning toward no.

Wish I Was Here Review

Wish I Was Here is about being an adult and dealing the crossroads in life.

Aidan Bloom (Zach Braff) is a 35 year old married man with two kids. His wife, Sarah (Kate Hudson) works to support the family while Aidan tries to find acting jobs. Aidan made a deal with his father Gabe (Mandy Patinkin), that he can choose his grandchildren’s school as long as he pays for it. For the past few years, Gabe has been paying the tuition so his grandchildren to attend Yeshiva. But Gabe has cancer and can no longer afford to pay the tuition. Aidan’s brother, Noah (Josh Gad) is living on the beach, emotionally and physically separated from his father.

I liked this movie. It’s bit a long, but there is a heart and a humanity to this movie. The themes of life and death, parents and children and being an adult while still not knowing everything just spoke to me.

I recommend this movie.

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