If Tom Hooper wanted to considerably cut down the budget of his 100 million dollar movie he could have simply given them all name tags and called it a day.
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Honestly, I’d be accepting of all of this if it wasn’t for the terrible dialogue. I never thought a Netflix movie could sound so bad.
I have finally come to terms with a fact that I’ve desperately tried to ignore for far too long: some of the storylines in Love Actually are absolute garbage.
I began to wonder why this film is categorized as a romantic comedy given the fact that there is a clear absence of both romance and comedy for the majority of its run time.
Now, in 2020, acknowledging Frosty’s menacing disappearance is more urgent than ever. The planet is our greenhouse and it is full of Hinkles.
From the flying reindeer to the red suit, coal, Christmas market, and even the milk and cookies, this story made sure to cover each base. Each tradition made its way into the film with no detail left spared, and each accompanied by a generous amount of comedy.
Overall, the film was cheesy and fun. However, the film fails to be “something revolutionary.”
However, upon actually granting the film my intent viewership, I would soon realize the fraudulence of my friend’s statement; in other words, he was full of shit. I’d been duped, people. With friends like these, who needs enemies?
If you’ve seen a Tim Burton movie, you might say the eerie and unusual nature of the films is better suited for a Halloween night. But I would argue that Edward Scissorhands is the best unusual holiday movie out there.
The plot, of course, has no possible analysis other than seeing it as the product of a twisted mind — screenwriter Daniel Meyer’s, to be exact.
The basic premise of the movie is reminiscent of early-Wattpad days, in which two strangers tired of being single during the holidays, decide to be each other’s platonic plus-ones for an entire year.
We don’t know why so many Christmas movies have to revolve around one person being super unfair and toxic to their partner, only to ultimately end with them still getting together at the end and not acknowledging any of the shitty stuff that happens.
In the spirit of that special time of year when you can hear songs about a bullied reindeer, mistletoe, and Kelly Clarkson belting her heart out within the same hour, I’ve decided to compile a thoroughly enjoyable tier ranking.
Although the events touch on important issues, and occasionally heavy issues, they’re certainly not all doom-and-gloom. In a time when contact with others is more limited than ever, the screenings provide an opportunity for connection.
In her poem, A Blue Filter, which was recently longlisted for the CBC Poetry Prize, Warrener reflects on this spontaneity of memory. The poem centres around the first time she saw Irises blooming out the window of the morning train in Japan, where she taught English after graduating from the University of Victoria.