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…

Your Sister’s Sister (♦♦♦½)

Iris is secretly in love with her best friend Jack; the problem is that Jack is Iris’s late fiancé’s brother. Since Jack isn’t coping well with his brother’s death after a year, Iris recommends him to take time away from everyone at her father’s cabin. Jack goes to the isolated cabin to have some downtime on his own, but there he meets Hannah, Iris’s free-spirited sister who is dealing with a messy breakup.

I liked this movie, despite its unnecessary use of excess profanity. It is emotional and well acted by the three main characters that have great chemistry together. The complications that ensue from Jack meeting Hannah make for a great story albeit an odd one.

This movie is not a classic romance but it is worth watching and rather enjoyable.

Emily Blunt, Rosemary DeWitt and Mark Duplass co-star as Iris, Hannah and Jack, respectively.