I finished off February with an amazing movie and then started off March with another! Here are two brand new movie reviews if you were looking for a movie to watch I would definitely recommend both of these. I promise this blog won’t just be all movie reviews now. My lack of energy as of late has resorted me to finding activities that require a lot less brain power, aka watching movies. Some people enjoy these reviews and my opinions on movies that I watch, so these posts are for them.
11. You’re Not You. ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭
You know when you watch a trailer and you think to yourself “Wow, if I ever see this movie I am going to probably love it and become a sobbing mess by the end of it”? Well, this was definitely the case for this movie because even just the trailer made me tear up a bit, which was only a sample of what I was in for when it came time to watch the whole film. Amazing acting jobs by first and foremost Emmy Rossum. I may be bias due to loving her role on Shameless, but her acting in this movie was off the charts good. Hilary Swank’s portrayal of a person diagnosed with ALS was another amazing job well done, and the rest of the cast was amazing too – here’s looking at you Jason Ritter for being an unexpected delight on my screen! This may just be the best movie I have seen so far this year. I definitely recommend this movie, but please be prepared to feel all of the feels.
12. The DUFF. ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭
First of all, Mae Whitman is the queen. Second of all, Robbie Amell is a dreamboat. Third point? If you loved A Cinderella Story, you will likely love this movie as well. I predicted similarities between the Hilary Duff classic and this new movie directed towards high schoolers, and I was absolutely right. Some scenes played out the same way, but in the best way possible. If you need a movie that does not hit the hard subjects, such as the previously reviewed You’re Not You, then this could very well be the movie you need to see next! Sure, it does hit on cyberbullying and I think the movie handles the topic so well and makes you proud of whoever wrote it. Mae Whitman does a fantastic job of owning the starring role and my respect for her continues to grow, even though it was already incredibly high thanks to her role on Parenthood. Even if this was predictable, I still think that it’s one that you should still watch. The main takeaway: Everyone is a DUFF to somebody, you’ve just got to be happy being yourself.