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Review: Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

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I love a movie where a makeover solves everything. That’s my kind of chick flick. While there’s more to this movie than just a makeover, it definitely captures the spirit of the story. 

What I Liked: I caught this movie at the theater when it opened in March 2008 and enjoyed it. Watched it on DVD with a friend last night & enjoyed it even more the second time. Done in the style of a 1930s screwball comedy, it is never boring, moving along at a madcap pace.  Read more

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Review: Burn After Reading

Things aren't going well for Brad

Things aren't going well for Brad

Chick 1 says:
While I certainly appreciate the talent of the Coen Brothers, I can’t exactly call myself an expert or even necessarily a fan.  My personal taste in movies doesn’t usually gravitate toward dark or graphic violence so that eliminates quite a few of the Coens’ major films, including last year’s No Country For Old Men, from my sphere of enjoyment.  However, I have enjoyed their comedies quite a bit.  O Brother, Where Art Thou? and Raising Arizona are among my favorite movies.  I even like Fargo, though I confess I’ve only seen an edited version on cable.  (Sacrilege for a film fan, I know.)  So I was both excited and a little leery about this dark comedy. 

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