Now that I’ve seen Avatar, I can make this list. It didn’t feel right making a favorite movies list not having seen what appears to be the future highest grossing movie of all-time.
From least most favorite to most most favorite (movies link to my original poorly-written review):
15. Drag Me To Hell
14. (500) Days of Summer
13. Paranormal Activity
12. Away We Go
11. Star Trek
10. In The Loop
9. The Hangover
8. District 9
7. Where The Wild Things Are
6. Inglourious Basterds
4. Fantastic Mr. Fox
3. Up In The Air
1. The Hurt Locker
Jason Reitman is three for three in my book as I’ve found all his movies highly entertaining.
I loved everything about this movie – George Clooney, Vera Farmiga (the post-baby weight looked good on her), Jason Bateman – except Anna Kendrick. Sometimes she was fine but some scenes that called for to be serious emotional (as opposed to laugh-at-how-emotional-I-am-being secens which she was fine at), she didn’t sell it and overacted a little bit. Not to say I hated her in the movie, I just didn’t love her all the time.
I thought the decision that Reitman made to use real people who had gotten laid off to play the employees getting laid off by Ryan (Clooney) and Natalie (Kendrick) was a great choice except that it made those same scenes with recognizable actors seem inauthentic.
So two small quibbles but the movie was great and I can’t wait to own it.
It’s officially Oscar season which means every movie will either be uplifting or heart-wrenching. I can’t wait!
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