Sunday, October 12, 2008

A few movie suggestions

Razzle Dazzle: a Journey into Dance Tammy said we would like it, and she was right, it was great! It is now my second favorite mockumentary. Thats saying a lot because honestly I'm a little biased to "Drop Dead Gorgeous" what with my affinity to all things Minnesotan. Razzle Dazzle made me laugh out loud a few times, and put down my was that funny. It is pretty dry, and very Australian, so if you have a hard time with "The Dish," and "The Castle" you aren't going to love it. There were a few moments where it felt a little slow, but most mockumentaries do that on purpose to make fun of documentaries. (Rated PG for some thematic material and brief mild language.)

Young @ Heart LOVED IT! It made me laugh, it made me cry, it made me miss my Grandparents, it made me want to be a old lady who sings songs. I really really recommend it, especially if you like cute old people, popular music, and cute old people singing popular music. I am always shocked when documentaries end up having some movie-esk event that happens during the filming, and it happens in Young @ Heart. The music videos are really enjoyable, and made me fall in love with the people because they were so willing to do anything for the sake of creating. (Rated PG for some mild language and thematic elements.)

Underdog I hate talking dog movies, but Reuben begged and begged, and it was actually pretty cute. If you have a dog lover in your house under the age of 6 its worth a watch. Its not movie magic, but its not the worst I've seen, and has a few nice references to the animated series (which I loved.) Reuben now says, "No need to fear, Underdog is here!" and continues to beg to watch "the underdog superhero movie." (Rated PG for rude humor, mild language and action.)


Chare said...

Wyatte (who is almost 4) loves "Underdog"! He can quote parts of the movie!!!

Tara said...

Drop Dead Gorgeous was my favorite movie for like all of my teen years! I haven't seen it since, though. Do you guys own it?

Rachel said...

Nothing beats Young @ Heart. I bought it on Saturday because I love it so much. My favorite is the retired burlesque dancer.