Snapshots - #37: It, Breathe, Mark Felt – The Man Who Brought Down the White House

It (2017), (♦♦♦♦): Four inseparable friends in middle school bond with other three newcomers. They all have in common that they are bullied by the same people. Over the course of one summer they'll fend off bullies and face a centuries-old demon in the form of a clown, named Pennywise, whom has been disappearing kids and terrorizing the town of Derry, Maine, every twenty-seven years since the town was founded.
Based on Stephen King's novel of the same title, It is a movie with a smart script and a sympathetic ensemble of nerds that deliver light humor, and deep thrills. It doesn't hurt that each and every character has his or her own arc, thus one gets to know their motivations and fears before Pennywise enters head on into the picture.
In a nod to 1980s movie classics such as The Goonies, and the Brat Pack ensemble, the newest adaptation of It takes place at the end of that decade, when it seems, at least from the Hollywood perspective, that every kid harbored a genius insi…

You Again (♦♦♦♦)

Marnie (Kristen Bell) was tortured through all her high school years by beautiful and ever popular Joanna, a.k.a. JJ (Odette Yustman). Years later, Marnie is an accomplished PR executive on a fast lane for promotion. Traveling home to New York for her big brother’s wedding, Marnie finds out that her soon-to-be sister-in-law is no other than JJ, her former arch nemesis. From then on, Marnie does everything to show her family and mainly her brother that JJ hasn’t changed a bit.

Despite the predictable situations that always come up in these types of movies, I found the acting refreshing and the situations very funny. I enjoyed this film very much. Kristen Bell, Jamie Lee Curtis, Sigourney Weaver and Betty White, shine here, surrounded by all other charming and borderline crazy characters.