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Silver Linings Playbook
3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

To start, I want to know first if this movie is a rom-com, comedy, romance, drama or what!! 'cause I didn't find neither romance nor comedy,actually. I read a lot of positive reviews and heard very good things about it; unconventional romcom, funny, honest,...etc. So, I went with high hopes and expectaions to explore this so-called masterpiece.

But what I actually found is it is not only a mere average movie, but also a shallow one with predictable incidents and a dragged cliched plot. It is too busy; mental illness, sports, book making, dancing, positivity,...etc. Every thing you can imagine is found here, but you will come out with nothing. BY the way, I did not even smile except at a scene or two at most. It is not funny at all. At each scene I waited for the next hopping to enjoy the fun, but I was hugely disappointed.

Even for the soundtracks, I think Danny Elfman has done better before.

I am always moved by movies about dysfunctionality-mentally or physically- but this time I really disliked the characters; a man who hit his parents, a sex addict, a gambler father. What is more laughable is that these characters are supposed to be inspirational!

I can't explain till now why all that hype around it, perhaps for Bradely Cooper who was the only savior out of all that mess, and Jennifer Lawrence who's already loved by the audience. Even those two I felt the chemistry between them is lacking. Every one of them did well but each on his own, away from each other. Or perhaps people were tricked by the the hype and media to the extent that they laugh at nothing.

Hope I watched LIFE OF PI once again instead of wasting my time and money on this.

Overall rating: 45, just for Cooper

Welcome to the Sticks
3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Country: France
That is really entertaining..

A Parisian husband who is transrered to a town in north of France carrying a negative image about its people, but then he realizes the truth of his misperceptions. The plot is kinda simple yet fun depicting stereotyping and friendship in a sweet and loveable way.

I really felt for the climax as I am one who is really attached to people and places. What helped more to enjoy WELCOME TO THE STICKS (BIENVENUE CHEZ LES CH'TIS) is the incredible work for the subtitles which captured the essence of scenes where different dialects have a role in the plot for non-French speaking.

PS: The movie was the biggest hit in French theaters along history

Okuribito (Departures)
3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Country: Japan
Trully speaking, I felt bizarre after watching DEPARTURES (OKURIBITO), not because I didn't like it while winning the almost most credible award; the Academy award, but because I really liked it.

For me, the movie to some extent is mediocre; mediocre actors especially Ry˘ko Hirosue (the wife) and a predictable plot. Yes it's simple, yet predictable in many places.

This contradictory feeling may come out of its witty execution dealling with an intense issue (death and propably life) that could have been handelled through an overly dramatic way, but what really fascinating is being crafted in such light heartedly way.

The first part has its reasonable share of humor but not slapstick comedy, then it deepens gradually to have its moving and emotional scenes supported by such a great sentimental score. Cinematography is also great and has its impact on dilevering the scenes.

What seems to be great fun is discovering more about the Japanese culture and traditions in a more rural but honest way, rather than the usual image of modern Japan, the matter that is reflected even in using a classical orchestral score.

At last, a resonant line saying "What I believed to be my dream, was propably not my real dream" makes one think and may it be a turning point in someone's life as it was for Daigo.