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About A Boy (2002)

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About a Boy

About a Boy

So, last night S.O. Man suggests we “do something together”

Great. Sounds good to me.

“Hey, let’s rent a movie. We’ll get something you want to see, a chick flick – how about Basic?”

That’s what he considers a chick flick? Well, there is a chick in it ~ I think. I heard it was incredibly bad and I am not in the mood for a bad John Travolta movie (of which there are many)

Fortunately, I managed to get “About a Boy” instead. I had heard it was quite good, and I really enjoy Toni Collette’s work. Happy to report it was a nice movie. A middle-aged man coming of age story. Heartwarming, moving, funny and all that.

I enjoyed it and it got S.O Man laughing. A smashing success.


Rotten Tomatoes: Critics 93%; Audience 51%

Pay It Forward (2000)

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Pay It Forward

Pay It Forward

OK, so I am a bit behind. We just saw this movie Thursday. To be perfectly honest, I didn’t think I would ever watch it because of the Helen Hunt factor [how does this horrible actress keep getting parts?] In the end, Kevin Spacey and Haley Joel Osment were too promising to pass up. The movie was generally nice, Spacey and Osment were moving (boy does that kid sell the “I’m brokenhearted” look!), Hunt didn’t suck any more than expected, Angie Dickinson was amusing as a bag lady. I do have a gripe, however – but don’t read any further if you haven’t seen the movie yet…


Rotten Tomatoes: 40% critics, 82% users

I give it 3.5 because it is the kind of movie most of my family & friends would/will enjoy


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