Wednesday, January 19, 2011

I bet you never thought you'd see this!

Okay, you can pick yourself up off the floor now. I know you all fainted with surprise at seeing that I am actually going to finish my 30-day movie challenge. I figured it was finally time. Because I finally have the time! Off we go!

Movie #30- Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Suggested by Sweeneyville reader Erika Bailey (and her mom, Susie :)

Erika was my tour guide 4 summers ago when Jacob and I took a Haunted History Tour in Savannah, GA. Her story recounting the strange occurrences in the ol' Colonial Cemetery put chills up my spine! And so did the 24 flavors of Gelato at Mr. Koolz down the street. Erika recommended the Creme Brulee and she was spot on, once again! Back here in a little place we call planet earth, Erika is actually one of the young women from my ward. Well, not so much a 'young' woman anymore, I mean she is like 20 or something now!! But I used to babysit her and her sister Allie when they were teeny tiny and now they are at BYU and in High School and I pretty much feel super old any time I see them. Seriously, though, they are some of the best girls you could ever meet in your life. Erika is an amazing singer, guitar/ukulele player, BYU Football fanatic and she also keeps a blog, which I lurk all the time :) So this one is for you, Erika!

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Overall: 8/10
Bonus Points: Good ending, Ruprect, Supreme Chacellor Palpatine!!
Deductions: Length, Hideous 80's Fashion again almost killed me

I think I have decided that I really enjoy any movie with Michael Caine. Whether in Inception, Batman Begins, Miss Congeniality or any of the other films he has done, I find him to be a very likeable guy. Even when he plays a horrible person, as is the case with this movie. (Plus, I love his accent...) I had heard of this movie, but I had never seen it. The set-up is great; once again it is a classic con movie, but watching it unfold to see who can out-con who was very fun. It had some really funny moments and I have to admit, that even though 99% of the time my spider senses usually tip me off as to a movie's ending, I was a little surprised by this one. The last 5 minutes were pretty clever. The movie at times did seem a little long to me, but overall it was fun and entertaining. And be sure to check out the giant upsidedown triangular purse one of the character's is carrying at the end. OH. MY. 80's.

1 comment:

Erika said...

Hooray! I'm glad you liked it :)