I haven’t been out to the movies in months, so today, we decided to see two. What can I say, lately whatever I’ve been doing I’ve been OVERdoing.
American Dreamz — Not as great as I’d hoped, unfortunately, but still funny. I liked that the characters were obviously identifiable but more three-dimensional than mere impersonations, and Hugh Grant and Dennis Quaid did terrific jobs. I was particularly impressed by how good an actress Mandy Moore is turning out to be. It’ll be really interesting to see how this movie is received in ten years or so, because it’s an amazing time capsule.
Stick It — We enjoyed Bring It On much more than we expected to, so we went to see this gymnastic movie by the same writer. I was pleasantly surprised to see that, beyond the expected competition storyline, it had a really savage point of view about the sport that I could get behind. Thumbs up.
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