Two more movies that we watched this week:
My choice of movie – Chéri
When French courtesan Madame Peloux sets her pampered son, Cheri, up with middle-aged fellow courtesan Lea de Lonval, she wants to ensure he learns all about lovemaking from the best. But the affair lasts for years, creating problems when it’s time for Cheri to marry a wealthy woman. This movie is based on a novel by Colette.
A movie set in France and period film – no wonder I liked it! I very much enjoyed Michelle Pfeiffer’s performance as an aging courtesan in 19th century France, and Friend’s performance as Cheri, her spoiled 19-year-old lover. The period costumes were right on target. The settings were beautiful. Dialogue witty and endearing. The only part that I disliked was that Kathy Bates seems out of place in this setting.
K’s choice – Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Unlikely hero Sam and his girlfriend, Mikaela, return to assist the Autobots in another epic battle against the Decepticons.
This movie was action packed and over the top. There was amazing use of computer special effects. Dialogue was a bit bland, but the explosions and OK plot made up for it.