Movie Review – Five Feet Apart – Sweet, but just too depressing

Movie Review - Five Feet ApartYeah, yeah, it’s sweet and touching, but why would anyone subject themselves to a movie like this if they had a choice? I don’t like dramas, because I don’t like watching people suffer and die. Not my kind of film, and I’m annoyed at the entire enterprise. Can I recommend it? No. I just don’t get it. Life is tough enough without having to endure the pain of others.

A well-made movie but not fun, not uplifting, not funny, and I would never encourage anyone to spend an evening watching something like this. Go see Captain Marvel instead, and you’ll want to fly across the universe and kick some evil-doer arse. This film will just make you go home and cry.

Grade: C+

About The Peetimes: Here are 2 good Peetimes. Both will work well to get you through the movie without missing anything very emotional.

There are extra scenes during, or after, the end credits of Five Feet Apart. (What we mean by Anything Extra.)

Rated (PG-13) for thematic elements, language and suggestive material
Genres: Drama, Romance

Quiz – Schindler’s List

With the re-showing of Schindler’s List coming out soon, I wanted to do a little refresher course to reacquaint ourselves before the movie release. I would rate the difficulty of this quiz at average to hard. Good Luck.

Schindler’s list

I tried to choose questions that would engage the user to want to know more about this very dark time on planet Earth. Sadly, it’s true; those who don’t study history are bound to repeat it, and even then, there’s always enough idiots who do read history, but who go out there and muck it anyway.

Movie Review – Let There Be Light

*Let There Be Light* was a gut wrenching movie to watch. The emotions oozed off the screen. I’m not a religious person, but I was moved to tears many times. I paid attention to the other people in the theater and saw that they were all on the same emotional roller coaster I was on.

When the movie ended, the entire theater stood up and applauded. The movie is touching, heartfelt and real. It sparked a lot of questions about my beliefs. Perhaps, I could call this movie an eye opener. I’m thinking a lot of people in the world would do well with seeing this movie. It’s about humanity. It touches upon the darkness that the world is seeing right now. There is so much turmoil and hate in life lately that I really have lost hope for the world. Maybe this movie just changed my mind. Can people be saved?

That being said, I want to warn anyone experiencing a dark time in their life that this movie is in your face with sadness. If you are already emotional, it may be hard to watch the grief and sadness on the screen. I’m normally a happy person, but I walked out crying and sad.

It’s a great movie — just really hard to watch. The sadness stayed with me all day, so just make sure you are in the right mindset before deciding to see this.

I do recommend this movie. There’s a wonderful message to it even through the sadness.

Movie Grade – A

Movie Review – A Dog’s Purpose – A Brutal Experience in Non-Stop Crying

Movie Review - A Dog's PurposeThis was a hard movie to rate, because I feel so angry at the producers for even making this emotionally manipulative sob fest. Nobody should see this.

The target audience: people who love dogs beyond measure, AND don’t mind crying almost nonstop for an entire film.

I can’t even begin to describe how painful this movie experience is. I feel terrible, lonely, and even broken. The entire audience was weeping all around me, over and over, with every dog death. After the movie, people leaving the theater only mentioned how dreadfully sad they were.

The movie employees also mentioned they will never see this one, after seeing the condition people are in afterward.

I will have to add more thoughts after I sleep this off. The good: the movie is not poorly made. The dog voiceover had charm. Puppies are cute. Horse-dogs are amusing.

So much pain is going on in the real world right now. I don’t recommend paying money and deliberately going out for an evening of celluloid sorrow. Last note: if you do go, do not see this alone.

UPDATE: I promised I would add more, so I am looking over my written review notes. Things I wrote:

“A ‘fluff’ movie — forgive the doggie pun — with a people-oriented Hollywood ending almost nobody will be happy with. Sure, these things happen, but few of us are lucky enough to have the timing right. The message of the movie seems to be about being lonely – no matter what revelation the dog felt compelled to tack on at the end. One person attempted to clap after it was over, and it was roundly ignored by the rest of the theater, in seeming solidarity. That person was even shushed by their seatmate.”

I never warned anyone off a movie before, but am now telling everyone I meet: this one is a manipulative dog turd.

Grade: C

About The Peetimes: This was a tough movie to find Peetimes for, since many of the lives Bailey experiences fly through rather quickly. I added Peetimes that are easy to sum up.

There are no extra scenes during, or after, the end credits of A Dog’s Purpose. (What we mean by Anything Extra.)

Rated (PG) for thematic elements and some peril
Genres: Adventure, Comedy, Drama

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