Book Club

“Book Club” is absolutely “Hilarious!!”

Four middle aged women who went to college together continue to keep in touch with each other getting together to occasionally read a juicy book and to catch up on each other’s lives.

Each woman has her own personal drama. Diane (Diane Keaton) is recently widowed after 40 years of marriage. Vivian (Jane Fonda) likes her affairs with no strings attached. Sharon (Candice Bergen) is still dealing with an old divorce. Carol (Mary Steenburgen) is dealing with a sexless marriage.

New Romances enter the lives of Diane, Vivian and Sharon making life for them more interesting and chaotic. Carol seeks advice on how to get her husband to be romantic again. The story unfolds from there…

“Book Club” is entertaining and funny. I thoroughly enjoyed the movie. It’s definitely an “Adult” movie. There is no profanity, but there are adult situations. The movie could be viewed as a “Chick Flick, but I think it can be enjoyed by all. There are parts of the movie that are truly relatable to real life situations.

Jane Fonda really looks great for her age!!

Check out “Book Club” for some “Light-Hearted” fun!!

This is a 3 ½ Star Movie!!

And So It Goes

Michael Douglas plays “Oren Little” a Realtor who wants nothing more than to sell his house and move on with his life. A nine year old granddaughter (Sterling Jerins) he didn’t know he had is suddenly thrust into his life by his estranged son.

Oren is so mean and hateful that he doesn’t know how to love and care for his granddaughter so he pawns her off on his neighbor Leah (Diane Keaton). Leah has troubles of her own, but takes the child in. The story unfolds from there…

“And So It Goes” is a Rob Reiner production. It’s definitely NOT one of his best.

The movie starts off slow and without meaning. Most of the movie is boring. It shows a bright light and is even funny about 50 minutes into the movie, but that’s not saying much since the movie is only 1 hour and 34 minutes long.
I am guessing Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton just needed something to do because this is not either’s best work.

I would wait for “And So it Goes” on DVD or Blue Ray.

This is a 1 star movie

The Big Wedding

I love all of the actors who were in “The Big Wedding”, but this is the worst screw-ball comedy I have ever seen in my life.

“The Big Wedding” is about a modern Dysfunctional family with grown children attempts to survive a weekend as a normal family hosting a wedding and reception.

A divorced couple Don and Ellie Griffin (DeNiro and Keaton) are placed in an awkward position when they need to “Fake” that they are still married for the benefit of their adopted son’s wedding when they find out that his conservative biological Mother decides at the last minute to fly across the country to attend the wedding. The story unfolds from there…

The movie is hilarious and stupid at the same time. There are at least 5 stories going on simultaneously in the movie. Each family member has his or her own drama that unfolds during this particular weekend.

The movie is crass and crude to say the least. The characters are never fully developed and that’s what makes the movie difficult to watch. I am disappointed I expected better.

“The Big Wedding” was originally scheduled to open in late 2012. The delay until April 2013 did not help it.
I would not spend any money seeing “The Big Wedding” unless you are bored and have nothing else to do. Wait for Blue Ray, DVD or Cable.