After what seemed like ages of movies I didn’t want to see, this holiday season had so many that piqued my interest! Going to the movies is one of my favorite things to do. I’ll even go alone sometimes just to sit in a dark theater and have a couple of hours to myself. Popcorn and candy a must.
Here’s what I’ve seen recently…
Joy | I was really excited to see this movie after the trailer came out. Joy is about a young woman who is seemingly stuck (maybe even trapped) in a kind of dead end life as she supports, financially and emotionally, her entire family. She takes matters into her own hands and ends up inventing “the miracle mop.” It was even better than I expected. I laughed, I cried. I left feeling pretty inspired. If you see one movie, I’d recommend this one the most.
(My whole family went to see this on Christmas and everyone loved it!)
The Big Short | My parents wanted to go see The Big Short, I wasn’t super interested but went along for the popcorn. Wow. It’s really eye-opening and made in such an interesting way. I loved it. It follows typical, and atypical, players in the financial industry and what exactly went down during the financial crisis in 2008. That was my first semester in undergraduate business school and it really shaped how the curriculum changed throughout the four years I was in school. It’s kind of scary when you watch this and think, uhhhh, this could/will happen again.
| Slapstick comedy has grown on me over the years and Daddy’s Home
didn’t disappoint. Gar and I went on New Year’s Eve and it was hilarious. I loved ringing in the new year with a whole lot of laughs. Will Ferrell is amazing as the stepdad. Dorky and lovable. It’s one of those movies I could watch over and over.
My friend and I saw the last installment of the Hunger Games. Now, I devoured the books and have really enjoyed all the movies, but this one was too intense and too dark. I felt like I couldn’t breathe the whole time… and just kept whispering to my friend, “I hate this.” Ha, I left the theater so tensed up!
I still want to see Sisters, Concussion, and Brooklyn… might have to wait for those to be available to download though!
What movies have you watched lately? Any that can’t be missed?