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I am from a movie-loving family, a (grown) child of two frustrated actors - turned professionals. A love of film is the thing that brought me and my husband together. The only thing that comes as close to seeing good movies is talking about them!
The only thing I don't get about Parental Guidance is why so many reviewers hated it so much. What is wrong with these reviewers? For anyone with kids around the same age as the family depicted in the movie (ages 4-12), the movie resonates with familiar, funny moments. The relationship between the grandparents and the children will charm any generation of movie goer, and the experience of the well-meaning parents will feel entirely believable. Best of all - it's funny. Sure, sure, there are many poop and fart jokes. But I don't think I have loved a poop joke any universe as much as Billy Crystal's song, "Come Out, Mr. Doody," sung in a public restroom filled with both men with business suits and unwashed homeless people. Plus, Bette Midler is pure job. And finally, who wouldn't love an homage to "The Shot Heard 'Round the World?" Curtis had to sleep this one out, recovering from a cold, but when he take the kids to see it a second time, I'm joining them. Can't wait.
Having been madly in love with the book series, I had extremely high expectations for the HP movie franchise, expecting my hopes to be dashed. But over the years, I have grown increasingly fond of the characters that Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson and the gang have brought to life. Books have the luxury of enriching characters through back story and JK Rowling spent literally thousands of pages bringing the HP world to life with flashbacks, interactions, diaologue and description .. but the HP movie franchise was unique in that it was able to spend approximately 20 hours of movie time giving life to these characters. Over time, we have watched Harry grow courageous, watched Ron become comfortable with himself, watched Hermoine grow into a leader and, perhaps most fascinatingly, witnessed one of the most complex and impressive movie portraits of all time -- that of Alan Rickman as Severus Snape -- that actually helps a viewer better understand, and even appreciate, the book series. Since I am so familiar with the book series (and even have contributed to the wikipedia pages about the books, including updating Deathly Hallows actually while reading it), I knew where this final chapter was heading. That said, I never could have imagined that wholly beautiful, respectful and absolutely satisfying visualization of where it all leads. From the absolutely breathtaking special effects (the albino dragon in flight will remain an image in my memory forever) to the utterly exceptional performances (in addition to Rickman, Helena Bonham Carter dazzles, especially in a scene where she plays Hermoine-disguised-as-Beatrix, and comes off uncannily like Hermoine), and quite frankly, each and every member of the Order of the Phoenix, Death Eater, and surrounding characters, are logging their finest hours. My dearest hope with regard to this top notch piece of work is that this Harry Potter movie --the last, the best, the most important -- not be overlooked at the Oscar Awards. Do you hear me, Academy? Or do I need to hit you with the IMPERIUS CURSE?