Charlie St. Cloud

Charlie St. Cloud Movie Poster

Just from watching the trailer I am already reaching for the kleenex, there has been quite a few Drama Romances out there lately but I really think this one is going to be special. I don’t think I can wait until July 30th. So I think I may just have to read the book.

Zac Efron, Amanda Crew, Donal Logue, Charlie Tahan, Kim Basinger, Ray Liotta

Based on an acclaimed novel, Charlie St. Cloud is a romantic drama starring Zac Efron as a young man who survives an accident that lets him see the world in a unique way. In this emotionally charged story, he begins a romantic journey in which he embraces the dark realities of the past while discovering the transformative power of love. Accomplished sailor Charlie St. Cloud (Efron) has the adoration of mother Claire (Oscar® winner Kim Basinger) and little brother Sam (newcomer Charlie Tahan), as well as a college scholarship that will lead him far from his sleepy Pacific Northwest hometown. But his bright future is cut short when a tragedy strikes and takes his dreams with it. After his high–school classmate Tess (Amanda Crew) returns home unexpectedly, Charlie grows torn between honoring a promise he made four years earlier and moving forward with newfound love. And as he finds the courage to let go of the past for good, Charlie discovers the soul most worth saving is his own. [apple]

Charlie St. Cloud Trailer

Eat, Pray, Love

Eat Pray Love Movie Poster

Looks sooo good, definitely going to read the novel/memoir version by Elizabeth Gilbert first. I think I may have enough time to finish it first considering the movie’s release date is August 13… just maybe.

The Lovely Bones


The Lovely Bones

Incredible novel to movie! I always wanted to read The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold, but I never got around to it. I was probably busy reading Harry Potter. Intersesting pick by Peter Jackson who has previously brought us Lord of the Ring’s and King Kong, but I’m glad it’s finally here! Anyways, the actors were amazing. I have never seen Stanley Tucci play a role like this, as scary as a role as it was, he did it so well. Mark Whalberg’s role as a dad was great, you could literally feel his pain. Susan Sarandon’s character was uplifting, she played it perfect. Even the sister, Rose McIver, determination was inspiring. Saoirse Ronan’s breakout role as Susie Salmon was a success, having only a small role in Atonement prior to this she made has made her debut and is here to stay. Even the roles of the supporting characters like the guy she likes and the girl who she shares a connection with were good, and there characters were essential for Susie to feel like she could move on. The movie spans over a few years while the killer, their next door neighbor, remains undiscovered. Meanwhile, Susie is left in “an in-between” while she waits for her murderer is brought to justice.To top it off this movie has a great score and soundtrack. This movie is a tearjerker but so worth watching, even just to see the Susie’s creative world.

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The Secret Life of Bees


The Secret Life of Bees

“You want me to help you make a 7UP cake?” -May

I know this review is a little late, and that this DVD has been sitting there waiting for me to watch it for months, but it totally deserves recognition – even if it is late. The movie takes place right after the civil rights act and is about a young girl finding her spot in the world. Seeking refuge at the Boatwrights “Caribbean Pink” home. There she learns the secrets of bees and seeks out the secrets of life. Her surrounding and those around her – past and present – are changing the ways she sees the world. With heartfelt healing moments and lost mementos discovered Lily grows up. Surrounded by mothers to fill the open hole that has been aching for so long.

I’ am sure the book by Sue Monk Kidd is amazing, and it to is sitting on my shelf waiting to be read. The symbolism in this movie are evocative and meaningful. The music and setting are perfect and the awards already received are proof enough. Guys may like this movie, but this is definitely a movie to watch with the besties…and a handful of Kleenex.

You want me to help you make a 7UP cake?