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…

Something Borrowed (♦♦♦½)

Rachel (Ginnifer Goodwin, Walk the Line) has been attracted to Dexter (Colin Egglesfield) since law school, but since he never made a move, she assumes he doesn’t feel the same way she does. Thus, she seems cool when Darcy (Kate Hudson, Nine), her best friend, hits on him and ends up engaged to him. When Rachel winds up in bed with Dex after her surprise birthday party, things get complicated.

John Krasinski (The Office) co-stars.

I really liked this movie, though it works better as a dramedy than as a romantic comedy. The situations are totally believable and most times hard to accept with dry eyes. All four main characters are strikingly beautiful, but I was rooting for Dexter and Rachel’s couple, which made the twists in the story even harder to accept.

Very enjoyable movie.