Valentine’s Day ~ Love in all Shades..!!

Naah naah.. puhleasse.. no more V-day carnival here… 😀

This is a movie review.. movie is.. well Valentine’s day..

Though I managed to watch it almost a month after v-day I still have no regrets watching it 🙂

It was a fun movie… and the best part was that in just 1.30 hrs it managed to capture the various forms of LOVE and weave them into innumerable short stories strung them into a big one… and presented it like nothing I’ve ever seen before… well something like “Love Actually” but this has more characters and LA managed to capture just romance in the lives of oldies.. Err… ok 20somethings… Valentine’s Day actually manages to capture many aspects of Love from childhood to teenage to young love… extra marital affairs.. Commitment phobic..Best friends realizing they love each other.. People who claim to be anti-v-day falling in love that very day… anything and everything that is LOVE..

So the story weaves and interweaves around the lives of the myriad actors in the movie.. The wonder part is that it has many actors..And of course my fave singer Taylor Swift as an actress too.. Yaayy….

She does know acting as well as she can sing.. Albeit there’s always room for improvement…

With a star cast that ranges from Julia Roberts to Jessica Biel, Jessica Alba, Jennifer Garner.. Anne Hathway.. Kathy bates.. The masculine Jamie Foxx.. The sexy Mr. Patrick Dempsey.. The slurpilicious Bradley Cooper… the cute Ashton Kutcher.. The old but suave Hector Elizondo.. And many many more…

The stories are weaved beautifully.. Ashton loves Alba.. Proposes to her V-Day morning she says yes.. And he harps it to one and all who know him.. He’s a florist and V-day is the d-day for max business…Patrick is a doc married for 15yrs and was having an affair with Jennifer Garner who incidentally is Ashton’s best friend… half way thru the day alba breaks the engagement and plans to leave.. Patrick comes to deliver flowers to his wife and Jennifer and that’s when Ashton realizes Patrick is cheating.. He tries to warn her off but she decides to find out the hard way.. In the end Jennifer is with ashton.. That’s one story..

Ashton‘s character is like a mediator cos him being a florist helps many other stories.. Jennifer being a school teacher there comes a young boy who wants to send flowers to her and stops by Ashton’s shop.. Hector is the boy’s grandpa and his love story involves falling in love with a lady from school and being with her for the rest of his life.. Only to find out on this v-day that she had had an interim affair with his own best friend when he was away for work… Anne Hathway is a PA to Queen Latifah and since she was broke she picks up to Phone Sex to earn fast money.. She is in love with someone whose in the postal dept from the same office but when he realizes she’s into phone sex he kinda leaves her.. Only to get a vital lesson from Hector and his wife that when u love a person u accept them completely for wat they are with all their virtues  and faults… and he finds himself running back into Hathway’s arms…

Taylor swift’s story is completely different the only connection happens to be that she is a college mate of the young boy’s baby-sitter – Emma Roberts.. So there are 2 young college love stories happening one of Taylor swift and the other of Emma’s… meanwhile Jessica Biel whose Garner’s friend has to sort out a problem of a Sport star Eric Dane.. And meets a sports reporter Jamie Foxx.. Both claim to hate V-day as they have been single since the day they remember but by the time this v-day ends.. They have found each other.. 🙂

There are 2 super surprises and twists in the plot which obviously I am not revealing here…

So you gotta watch it to figure out the twists…!! 😉

The romance is breezy.. Emotional undercurrents… comedy interspersed.. A perfect treat for a lazy weekend.. 😀

A Must See for all romantics and from a neutral point of view.. It’s a CERTIFIED WATCHABLE.. I would give it a 2.75/5.. Naa naaah not being generous at all.. Yea yea I know I’m a sucker for romantic movies.. But this one’s definitely above average… and hence definitely worth a watch.. And with such superb star cast course you can watch it.. I would it watch it just for Ashton, Patrick and of course my eternal pretty woman Julia Roberts J

So long guys.. I know looooonnggg review.. Sorry dudes and dudettes.. Couldn’t help it.. It’s about love after all… 😀

Keep Smiling..!!! Keep Rocking..!!! Keep Blogging..!!

Cheerios..!! :mrgreen:

It’s Complicated…!!!But Endearing :)

Its Complicated

How do you think you would feel.. When you realize you are having an affair with a married man.. a man who was once married to you for 20 odd years and later divorced for another younger female..And you realize you are the Other WOMAN now..!!!???!!!

What happens when you have to attend your son’s graduation ceremony… with your 2 other off springs one married and the other studying.. And your ex-husband (of 20previous years together) comes there sans his current wife (the younger woman with a 5yr old kid)… and you both re-discover the passion and lust (not exactly love) on the night before (the graduation you sillies) whilst your kids out having a pre-graduation day party…

And the next day in the honor of your son’s graduation.. The whole family..Errr…previous complete family meets and dines together after a really long time.. And you experience is your ex-husband trying to seduce you under the table… (Bloody hilarious I say 😛 ) and later you end up having an affair and enjoy every teeny weeny bit of it.. to such an extent that your ex-husband is jealous of an architect spending time with you discussing you new wud be kitchen??

This is one helluva movie… believe you me guys… if you guys wanna have some real fun stuff to do on a weekend.. Just pick up some popcorn and head straight to this one..

Ok this is some mature stuff.. Lots of puns.. Lots of adulterated stuff.. But we’re all grown up aren’t we.. Certain nuances in the movie were simply marvelous.. Scenes where the JAKE (Alec Baldwin) tries to call up Jane hiding in the shower.. Playing footsie under the table.. Jealous of Adam (Steve Martin – the architect) superb I say… sneaking into her house like a thief.. Oh my so many of them.. its funny though how a man who has left his wife for over 10yrs now has fallen head over heels again in love with her…he knows her every action-reaction… likes-dislikes..Remembers every inch of their life together like the back of his hand..Reliving every memory..Awwww….maannn…u end up wondering why they ever divorce each other…

Now for the cast… Meryl Streep OMG she’s a Diva.. a perfect Diva.. Maannn.. I pray I age as gracefully as she has… somehow she reminds me of Madhubala-meets-Kate winslet-meet- madhuri… don’t know why guys.. But so I it is…and Steve Martin.. Well, he’s his quirky self but with a touch of melo-drama to that.. And Alec Baldwin.. Big fella (psst…that’s how Meryl calls him in the movie..) 😛

Nice one.. Amply delivered by the actors.. I loved and enjoyed every bit of it.. I give it a 3.5/5…

This movie is a must watch to all those who don’t mind watching some grown up fun.. Who don’t think its gross when a man and woman romance each other in their 50s..It’s such a sweet love story… Awwww…. Choooo cuuuteeee…. I would strongly recommend this one.. But strictly for people who don’t mind it.. The others should rather watch some mindless animation movie…Final verdict – Its Complicated 😉

But worth a watch 😀

The Proposal

I managed to catch up on quite a number of movies this vacation.. and one of them was the Proposal starring Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds… it’s a typical RomCom movie.. the movie’s a breath of fresh air considering the recent action and adventure offerings that we’ve had..

Sandra Bullock.. though old still plays her role of the protagonist to perfection.. the aggressive career-centric M the boss attitude editor in chief  ala Devil wears Prada kinda role… Ryan Reynolds her executive assistant bulldozed to work late hours lack of personal life running errands for her.. perfectly executed… She being an immigrant  from Canada to be deported back inspite of STAYING and wrking in America for quite sometime… the only way out is the typical Marriage of Convenience and the amicable scapegoat her exec assistant dying to be editor Ryan.. She’s a no nonsense B***H boss and he has to weed out his way and make her play by his rules as he has the upper hand…Cos if she doesn’t she wud be deported back to Canada and would not be able to work for an American Company for like 1-2 years…The immigration office as usual plays the villain ala Ramji Londonwale (Naladamayanthi to you tam folks out there)… will they fall in love or no.. Does she get deported or no…??Thats what the movie is all about… naa naa I’m not giving out any spoilers here.. so watch it if you wanna know wat happens..

Overall it’s a nice feel good movie.. in some places it really relevant to the current work scenario where sycophancy rules 😀 and at the same time it shows that if you cant take the honey out with yr finger tilt the bottle and get watchu want(awright that’s an hyperbole on Ghee seedha ungli se naa nikle tho ungli tedhi karni padhthi hai) but that’s damn relevant…

I don’t know if im the only one but I always feel Sandra reminds me of Dimple kapadia when it comes to the facial structure and poise.. well.. both are stunning beauties anyways

Alaska my God watta place.. God’s creation simply marvelous serene, calm, soothing yet in its own ways adventurous and rustic.. Move over swiss Alaska’s here.. Trust me guys.. If you must watch this movie for the sake of Alaska’s beauty.. Oh My..!! What an exhilarating beauty.. mountains, lakes, foggy peaks, flighty birds, green pastures… My oh my… An ideal romantic retreat guys…!!

Acting super

Story – a tad cliched

Alaska  bloody breath-takingly beautiful

Sandra Rocks as usual

Overall 3/5

Do watch it… its worth a miss for you hardcore action adventure freaks but for those hopeless romantics another cherry on the cake 😀