Tag Archives: Drew Barrymore
2012. PG. 107 minutes.
Even though they’re big and powerful, they’re so much like us. We’re vulnerable and we get scared. We need help sometimes, too.
By now, everyone should know what a sucker I am for the feel-good, sappy, overcoming the odds movie. Which is obviously why I chose to watch this one. In most ways, this film delivered.
I don’t know where you were in 1988 when this story happens, but I was doing a year abroad in England and apparently not reading any newspapers or watching the news, so the plight of a family of gray whales in Alaska completely escaped my notice. While the movie dramatizes much of the storyline, it keeps the main points intact.
2010. 102 Minutes. Rated R.
Quote: (in a condescending voice): What are you doing?
Nothing. What are you doing?
This was a good one, I’m not even going to front. I just liked it all day long, and I watched it curled up on The Big Brown Chair under a blankie like a little girl, too.
2001. 113 Minutes. Rated R
“They just wanna see what happens when they tear the world apart.”
I can’t even guess what stupid crap I was watching when this film came out. I know I was in college for what would have been all of about ten minutes before dropping out, packing up all my stuff, and moving to Florida all alone. Maybe if I’d seen this masterpiece, I would have been seeing the world from a different angle. I digress, though–ree whole years would go by before I’d discover it.
“Don’t start doodling my name on your binder, okay?..”
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again… chick flicks are a part of life. You can fight them and fight them and fight them, but it’s a losing battle, my friends. Try as you might, you are going to have to watch a few of these things from time to time. What? Not you? Your girl doesn’t make you blah blah blah blah? Oh right right, wait awhile. SHE WILL. Point being, they aren’t all horrible nightmares the way most of them are.