Three Movie Reviews: Because of Winn-Dixie, The Holiday, The Social Network
Based on the best-selling novel, “Because of Winn-Dixie”, comes a tale about girl (Anna Sophia Robb) who moves to a new town with her preacher father (Jeff Daniels) and meets a scruffy fun-loving pooch named Winn-Dixie........
Nancy Meyers’ brings love and romance alive in this romantic comedy about two women who exchange homes when they’re romances fall apart.......
Imagine making a movie about a popular social networking website.......
Because of Winn-Dixie
Based on the best-selling novel, “Because of Winn-Dixie”, comes a tale about girl (Anna Sophia Robb) who moves to a new town with her preacher father (Jeff Daniels) and meets a scruffy fun-loving pooch named Winn-Dixie. The two form a special bond that seems to work its magic on the rest of the town as well.
Anna Sophia Robb is spell-binding as Opal, the girl who befriends Winn-Dixie. According to director, Wayne Wang, she showed the most spirit that they wanted to capture from the book and still keep the sentiment of the book alive. The dog who portrayed Winn-Dixie, was the lovable pooch a person would love to take home with them; a playful pooch who will “lick your face off.” Jeff Daniels played Robb’s preacher father trying to adjust to life in a new town after his wife leaves him. Cicely Tyson and Eva Marie Saint also co-star as townsfolk in the town of Naomi where Opal and her father move to.
The dog in Winn-Dixie seems to have a special bond that magically transforms with everyone in the town. Even the gruff landlord takes a liking to Winn-Dixie. This is one movie that is perfect to watch with the entire family and suitable for all ages. Everyone of all ages will fall in love with Winn-Dixie.
Nancy Meyers’ brings love and romance alive in this romantic comedy about two women who exchange homes when they’re romances fall apart. What they didn’t expect from this holiday was to fall in love. Kate Winslet is Iris, a woman in love with a man who’s about to marry another woman. Across the globe, Cameron Diaz is Amanda, a woman who finds out her live-in boyfriend has been unfaithful. The two women meet online and compulsively switch homes for the holiday. Iris heads for sunny L. A. and unexpectedly meets Miles (Jack Black), a film composer who mends her broken heart. Amanda heads for the snowy countryside in England where she too unexpectedly meets Iris’ brother, Graham (Jude Law).
Winslet and Diaz are lovable and funny as Iris and Amanda, the two women who exchange home across the ocean when their relationships fall apart. Jack Black and Jude Law are charming as Miles and Graham as the two new loves that change Iris and Amanda’s lives. The two women learn that love can happen the second time around. This movie is heartwarming and charming and will melt your heart. It will inspire those to believe in second chances when it comes to falling in love when you least expect it.
The Social Network
Imagine making a movie about a popular social networking website. That is what “The Social Network” is about; how the popular social networking website got its start, and how founder, Mark Zuckerberg became the world’s youngest billionaire. According to the movie, Zuckerberg, excellently portrayed by Jesse Eisenberg, started the popular website now with over 500 billion users, with some college friends that was supposed to be based off a Harvard University website.
Throughout the movie, Zuckerberg is accused of stealing the idea and a battle over ownership of the popular website ensues and unravels the friendship of the creators. What you don’t expect to see in this movie is the humor and the brutality. It’s hard to imagine that the success of a website could cause such a battle between friends. The genius of Zuckerberg that brought the world a new idea of networking on the Internet caused so much controversy to a few college friends.