Monday, July 19, 2010

Movies 105: Sunshine Cleaning

2009, Rated R (language)
Finding your soul mate has never been easier with the TiMER, a device implanted into your wrist that counts down to the date you meet your soul mate. Oona (Emma Caulfield) wears a TiMER, but it has yet to start ticking because her soul mate has yet to get a TiMER himself. She dates men until they get a TiMER only to find out they aren't the one and becomes so miserably depressed over the prospect of loneliness when so many people around her are finding love that she starts seeing an immature grocery clerk.

This movie is fantastic! It goes into the feelings of love and what love means to people. Just because you may feel strongly for someone doesn't mean you're in love. If you don't care about language, this is for folks 12+. 4.5/5

2001, Rated PG-13
A man who calls himself Prot (Kevin Spacey) becomes situated into a mental hospital because he believes that he is an extraterrestrial from the planet K-Pax. However, once people get to know him, they start to believe that he really is what he says he is--even the physicians.

Kevin Spacey is one of my favorite actors. The story is really fantastic, because even by the end of the film, you never get the answer you're looking for, leaving you to believe what you will. It has an inspirational feel to it. 3.5/5

Sunshine Cleaning
2008, Rated R (Language, disturbing images, some sexuality and drug use)
Rose Lorkowski (Amy Adams) is a single mom of a miscreant son who constantly gets kicked out of public schools. In order to send him to a private school, she needs to be making more money than being a maid would bring in, and she hears about crime scene clean up. She creates her own business, Sunshine Cleaning, with her sister (Emily Blunt) and tries to tidy up her own life, as well as the crime scenes.

Amy Adam's character in this movie is a mistress to a married man, which really surprised me because Amy seems like such an innocent person. Besides that shock, this movie was really emotional for a comedy, but it was a really great story of family relationships. For 15+. 4/5

Zeitgeist: The Movie
2007, Not Rated
Zeitgeist is a documentary surrounding mainly the events of 9/11, but also religion, the economic system, and government. The reason the film goes into all of these things is to discuss how the American population is under such a control of these groups that we're manipulated into believing information that was fed to us by a few elite members of society so that they can stay in power and gain more profit.

Basically, Zeitgeist is a big conspiracy theory, but with a lot of shocking facts that people should definitely know, especially in the 9/11 attacks that weren't broadcasted widely on the news. Some ideas proposed are possibly false (that there is no law requiring you to pay income taxes) or misinterpreted (religious spiel), so be careful what you accept, or at least do research to find out for yourself whether these things can be true or not. This free film is only available streaming online, here. Very much recommended for everyone 14+, because anyone younger probably won't care yet. 4.5/5

2008, Not Rated (brief sexuality and language)
Keith (Jesse McCartney) is a socially awkward kid who is paired up in chem lab with a super popular girl Natalie (Elisabeth Harnois). She thinks she's got it all figured out until Keith shows her a different way of thinking about life and the future, and she ends up falling for him while her past life as a popular, brilliant, pretty, and athletically talented teenager falls apart all because of him.

I love this movie, mainly because I'm a sucker for teenage romantic tragedies, like Romeo + Juliet. That's all I've got to say about that. 5/5


  1. I will check these out. Thanks for posting :)

  2. aw, I always wanted to watch Keith. I saw clips of it.

  3. yes! loved sunshine cleaning. emily blunt is brilliant in it.

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