Sunday, July 17, 2011

ON MOVIES ~ Favorite Film To Date...

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MONDAY MOVIE MEME

Molly looked around for a weekly meme about movies and did not have any luck. So therefore she decided to start her own! Andy will play along as well - hopefully you will too. Go to your blog and create your own post on the topic, linking back to us in your post, then come back and leave a link to your post here in our Comments section. If you don’t have a blog, just share your response in the Comments section.

This week's movie topic is all about Favorites...

A while ago, Sandy @ You've GOTTA Read This suggested we do a post about our favorite movie viewed year-to-date. She has one in particular that she wanted to gush about and I promised her I would get to this topic. I meant to do it right at the end of June at the halfway point and then forgot. So without further ado, here is our favorite movie that we have watched so far in 2011. Share on your blog your favorite YTD movie - not necessarily one released this year, just a new-to-you film viewed this year, and link back here so that others can find you. And don't forget to visit your fellow participants!
  • Juno (2007) - We are constantly behind the times here with our movie viewing. We watch a lot of movies, don't get me wrong. But we usually don't get to them until a couple of years after they come out. I put new releases on our Netflix queue so that when they get come out on DVD they will automatically get added to our viewing list so I don't forget about them. And then they get buried at the bottom. Which is why four years after its highly acclaimed release, we finally got around to watching this terrific little film.

    The cast was great. The story was quirky and funny, even for such a topic as teen pregnancy. In fact, it was quite touching without being sappy. And we both really enjoyed the entire movie. I can see why it got so much hype. And I'm glad it lived up to it. Expectations tend to balloon pretty high when you give a movie four years of build up before watching it ;0)

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15 comments:

The Gal Herself said...

My fave rave of 2011 was one of the first I saw this year, during my run-up-to-the-Oscars moviegoing frenzy. I think it deserved all acclaim it got.

http://onegalsmusings.blogspot.com/2011/07/movie-monday_17.html

stacybuckeye said...

I'm up. http://stacybuckeye.wordpress.com/2011/07/18/monday-movie-meme-favorite/

Juno was a great movie. Last night we saw Jason Bateman in Horrible Bosses. His character was slightly more sympathetic ;)

Sandy Nawrot said...

I love Juno. Great music, great acting. Screenplay is as hip as it gets. I'm so glad you picked this topic this week, because the movie I was raving about is one we just watched again a few days ago!

http://sandynawrot.blogspot.com/2011/07/monday-movie-meme-favorite-movie-2011.html

sdk_2010 said...

Heres Mine

boliyou (I {heart} Rhody) said...

Juno's a good choice for a favorite/best movie. It was very charming and quirky without being maudlin or overly sweet.

Mine is here: http://www.endomental.com/2011/07/monday-movie-meme.html

kaye said...

I tried to watch Juno once--but alas with small children in the room it was quickly turned off. I watched my favorite movie YTD on Friday. Kaye—the road goes ever ever on

hmsgofita said...

Good one! Juno is one of my all-time favorite movies. I was pregnant with my first child when it came out and for some really weird reason I just identified with her, even though I wasn't a teen and pregnant. I watched it at least every other day till I had my son!

Here's mine: http://gofita.blogspot.com/2011/07/monday-movie-meme-favorite-film-of-2011.html

Kwizgiver said...

So many interesting answers! I've got lots of movies to look up now.

Here's mine: monday movie meme

Nicole said...

Juno was a nice movie. It had many funny moments and just as equally touching moments. They seemed to show a teenager with enough maturity to try and make a well informed decision even if it's the hardest one that she has to make at that time, yet, the character's behavior was also immature at times as well, so that was believable since she is a teen....a pregnant and hormonal one, at that.

There seemed to be multiple issues being addressed in Juno, even though the story centers around teen pregnancy. They have the step-mom relationship and family dynamics in play as well as a childless married couple who are not on the same page with regards to family planning and their future together.


I only watched Juno once because some of the dialogue was annoying but I did enjoy the movie in general. For some reason, right now I can only think about the scenes where she kept discarding those blue slurpies (were they blue?) or slushies improperly to intentionally piss of her stepmom....that's a kid for ya, lol. It seems ungrateful of her in my opinion but then again, I guess it's just a kid being a kid.

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diaryofadomesticgoddess said...

HERE's mine. :)

Lin said...

We never watch movies, so I'm behind too. I liked Juno for its quirkiness. Reminded me of Little Miss Sunshine--that is another quirky, but good story.

Julie said...

I loved Juno! Ellen Page was fantastic in the title role.

My pick is up!

treadtoperdition said...

Here is mine!

Julie said...

Oh my goodness. I haven't watched a movie yet this year! How terrible is that?
I watch movies on t.v but they are all OLD.
Yesterday I watched Nottinghill which is a favorite of mine.

Kathleen said...

I loved Juno! I loved the story, the actors, and the soundtrack!