Is it fair to be torn over a movie that you know is going to be cheesy and dramatic and whatnot, and yet would probably see it because it has James Marsden? Nicholas Sparks' novels have been churning romance movies over the years, and I'm guessing the guy has a pretty big audience because he usually has one book-to-movie a year. I've only seen two of those movies (one of them is for ugly crying, the other one I don't understand the love for) and I'm not going to line up for this one either, but from all the recent movies, I might give this a go (when it hits DVD). I like both actors, and arguably, both actors deserve better careers, but I just don't see myself lining up for this one. I guess my apathetic side to Sparks movie win the debate.
I read the book years ago - and have been reading anything written by Jonathan Tropper*. The man knows how to write. So I was very excited when one of my favorite novels is being adapted on screen. So far, it looks good. Not really great, but good and decent. I'm still pretty excited because I think the cast is great - I mean, you have Jane Fonda, Tina Fey, Rose Byrne, and Jason Bateman, among others. The author also wrote the screenplay, so here's to hoping that he did a fantastic job translating his book to film.
*Fun Fact: A sure sign that I am clearly enamored by one novel is that I start to hunt the author's books in shelves, wanting their books in my collection. I have that much faith in an author if I picked a random novel and liked it.
Michel Gondry's Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is one of my favorite movies, and based on the trailer, Mood Indigo is going for the familiar story, albeit ending rather differently. I loved Audrey Tautou in Amelie, and this seems remnant of her character. I haven't seen Romain Duris' work, but he seems to have the charisma to carry the character, not to mention chemistry with Tautou. I think this will look adorable; definitely will watch this one.
Woody Allen's films are either a hit or a miss, and based on the trailer alone, I don't think I can make up my mind until I've seen the whole film. While it boasts a lovable cast, the story itself seems to be predictable, and might not have the charm that it was going for. Nevertheless, it's an Allen film, and people are definitely going to flock to it, whether for the director's film reputation, or the cast and genre itself.