Thursday Movie Picks: All in the Family Edition - Married Couple Movies
This is the first of All in the Family Edition of Thursday Movie picks hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves. This week's theme is about married couple movies. Here are my picks this week:
When two of my favorite comedians come together for one movie, I am bound to be onboard (and wishing for more collaborations from them). Steve Carell and Tina Fey star in Date Night, portraying a couple in a dating rut as they stagger through their days busy with work and family, and their date night seems to be a repeated routine for them. When news of their friends divorcing hit them, it gave Claire Foster this hope to spice their date night up, which Phil does and takes her to the city. Well, in this case, they got more than they bargained for as a series of events unfolded all because they took someone else’s table reservation. Both actors had onscreen chemistry, and I would love for them to work on another project together.
The movie Neighbors divulges to the lives of Mac and Kelly Radner as a married couple and at the same time dealing with a fraternity that moves next door. There’s a lot of funny moments among the three stars, and it allowed Rose Byrne and Zac Efron to show their comedic chops. It’s not my favorite movie of 2014, but it was still funny.
Gearing away from the comedic side of married couple movies, there is Smashed, a movie that deals with alcoholism and its effects in one’s life. Mary Elizabeth Winstead gives a powerful performance here, and *spoiler* one of the hard things she had to do was to walk away from her husband, who was also an alcoholic (but doesn’t admit to it)*end spoiler*.