|PG for some rude content|
The Decoy Bride | The famous movie star Lara Tyler is marrying the love of her life James Arber, a bestselling author. Wanting a simple wedding without being besieged by the paparazzi, they slip away to the Scottish island of Hegg. But when a particularly persistent photographer follows them and Lara goes into hiding, there's only one thing her management team can do. Get a decoy bride and fake a wedding! They recruit Katie, an unattached local girl who has given up on love, as their decoy.
Very much reminiscent of a screwball comedy from the 30s or 40s, this film was absolutely delightful from the crazy beginning to the happy ending! Yes, I watched it in the first place because of David Tennant, but I fell in love with the setting, story, and cast after just a few minutes. What could be better than a rom-com set in Scotland with the one and only DT? Um, not much. The only downside is that DT is playing a British character. Yep, he doesn't get to use his native Scottish accent. Tragic. But DT wearing plaid pants and "playing" the bagpipes more than makes up for that, trust me! I think the PG rating is fair. Not really any language to speak of, some innuendo, and yes, some rude/crude content, but nothing to terrible in my opinion. Well worth watching, and then watching again.
My mom watched it for the first time this week and loved it! Although she did have a wee bit of trouble understanding what they were saying - if you don't watch a lot of British/Scottish films, it can be difficult to tell what they're saying, especially if they're talking fast. But the solution to that is watch more British movies!
|PG-13 for some violence and language|
O Brother, Where Art Thou? | Loosely based upon Homer's "Odyssey", this is the story of three convicts who escape from a chain gang in 1930s Mississippi to recover the loot from a bank heist before a flood hides it forever. Everett, Pete, and Delmar have one adventure after another as they evade the law, get baptized, encounter sirens, a cyclops, a KKK lynch mob, and assist bank robber George "Babyface" Nelson.
Right from the beginning, I found this film completely charming and delightful. Beautifully filmed and acted, not to mention the fantastic music. Oh yes, the music! Old-time gospel and bluegrass. *bliss* I just bought the soundtrack the other day because I loved it so much. *smile*
There is a lot of language, so be warned. The violence is mostly shoot-outs with the law (no one is hurt and it's not graphic), and one cow being shot with a machine gun and another hit and run over by a car (not graphic, although I found it disturbing). One scene that some might find objectionable is the siren scene. Nothing bad actually happens, but it's suggested, and the sirens are a bit scantily clad. The PG-13 rating is appropriate.
|PG-13 for language|
I saw a preview for this film and immediately decided I had to see it because it looked both cute and hilarious. I was not disappointed! There's no question that this film is cute and hilarious, but there's also a surprisingly touching message in this story that needs to be heard by more modern mothers these days. You're little boy is only a child for a short time - don't waste that time. There are a few scenes that had me in tears, my heart ached for that little boy so much.
I loved Scarlett Johansson as Annie, and who wouldn't love Chris Evans as "Harvard Hottie"? Who knew that Black Widow and Captain America dated each other once upon a time? Ahem, sorry, fangirl crossover there... *wink*
There was a bit of content, some innuendo, quite a bit of language (mostly uses of sh*t), but not enough to spoil this absolutely charming story. The most objectionable scene would be the one where Grayer pulls Annie's pants down in the back just as Harvard Hottie shows up. You do see Annie's underwear, but she's completely covered. If you've seen the preview/trailer, than you've already seen the worst this film has to offer. Not that bad, right? Also, Annie deceives her mother by not telling her that she's become a nanny. She does this because her mom has such high expectations for Annie's career. Lying to your parents is never good, and the fact that Annie does that does bother me, although I can also understand where Annie is coming from. The PG-13 rating is appropriate in my opinion.
As I've said before, please do your own research and use your own judgement when choosing films to watch. Keep in mind that everyone's standards are different and that I'm a 24-year-old adult.
Thanks and happy watching!
Question: What have you been watching this week? I want to know!