In honor of the waning days of our Blockbuster subscription, these are some of my favorites rentals from the past few months:
Juno--witty script, three dimensional characters, funny and heartfelt.
Suburban Girl--an adorable off-the-radar girl movie about a May-December romance between Sarah Michelle Gellar and Alec Baldwin.
Lars and the Real Girl--fantastic and off-the-wall weird. Ryan Gosling is tremendous. It’s about growing up, and it notably portrays both the church and the denizens of a small community in a positive light--they aren’t provincial or prejudiced, but deeply generous, kind, and accepting.
Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium--a kids' movie that is also funny for adults.
Once--ultimately a music movie. If you like folksy, singer-songwriter stuff, you’ll enjoy it.
Things We Lost in the Fire--this is my favorite. It is alternately sad, funny, and ultimately hopeful. Halle Berry and Benecio del Toro both give great performances.
Gone Baby Gone--this has a lot of swearing and some violence, but if you can get past that, it is a really interesting morality study.
Dan in Real Life--cute and funny family-oriented film.
Waitress--alternately funny and heartbreaking. Keri Russell is great.
We also have been renting season one of Arrested Development, which is ridiculous and strange. I love Jason Bateman!