This challenge is becoming a bit of a chore….. I’ve watched another two from my list. The first of which is this one:
This didn’t get off to the greatest start because I thought it was the one with Goldie Hawn trying to be a soldier so was expecting a comedy. It wasn’t. (That was Private Benjamin in case you were wondering…) This was a most depressing film about the Vietnam War. Yes another one. I’m not the greatest fan of war films *anyway* but this was just awful. I know it had loads of awards and stuff but I hated it.
The second was this:
This looked a lot more promising. I knew nothing about it but as the cast list was coming up at the start it was like a Who’s who of British acting. So it was looking good. And bits of it were. James McAvoy was good and I loved Simon Callow’s character. Michael Sheen was pretty good do. Not sure of the point of Richard E Grant’s cameo role at all. It was all just a bit, well, pointless. And I’m guessing that was the idea behind it – These Bright Young Things lived a pretty vacuous existence – easy come, easy go – money could be won & lost in a heartbeat. Etc etc. I dunno. Maybe I’m not cut out for watching films…..
It was ok. It didn’t drag and there were some funny bits but not a favourite.