Wednesday, September 24, 2008

A Good Year



I have to put a plug in for this movie. It came out about a year and a half ago and everyone said it was terrible...and to be honest, it looked like the kind of thing that I just wouldn't enjoy. Sappy, slow-moving, bits of romance, no giant robots fighting each other, no space aliens, no complicated conspiracies....I wrote it off. Well, I was wrong...and so were a bunch of critics. I got the chance to watch this a few days ago and was blown away. Is it my favorite movie of all time? No, but it's a really, really good movie that I never would have given a chance had there been ANYTHING else on tv.

I won't spoil it, but the basic plot is that the main character (Russell Crowe) is an investment banker in London who just inherited a vineyard in France from his recently deceased uncle. An uncle that he used to be close to but hasn't spoken to in years. From there, the movie examines what is most important...money? relationships? freedom? wine? a pretty girl? I was shocked at how much I enjoyed it. I took a look over at rottentomatoes.com and it appears to have been universally panned by critics...so who knows? Maybe I'm way off base here, but I really enjoyed it and would recommend you check it out as well.

9 comments:

Jessica Lynn said...

I wanted to see this one! Glad to know it's good. =)

I enjoy your blog.

Ingrid said...

I had mixed emotions after watching this. Luke and I rented it last year and both of us thought it was decent, though not exceptional. It did keep us entertained.

Anonymous said...

When are you going to update your blog? Surely you have something very interesting to say. Or are you waiting until after the election?

Jessica Lynn said...

Rob,

You need to post something new.

Pretty please? We all are waiting to hear what you have to say....

Ingrid said...

Um..I think you need to update your blog Berki!

Christopher said...

Rob! You've begun to deny the world your inner monologue! Again! This must not stand!

But seriously, ShopGirlinChicago blogs like 4 times a day about shoes. Do you want that to be your family blogging legacy?

Kim said...

Yeah, I agree with Christopher, you really need to update your blog. In your defense you had been SUPER busy finishing your MBA, CONGRATS!!!!! But seriously, the people are requesting more blog! Why don't you blog about getting your MBA, i've noticed you are a lot smarter this week.

Shop Girl said...

Yeah, I never said my blog would have important information... some girls like it. Is the movie better than "She's all that?" (your favortie movie of all time?)

Shop Girl said...

Have you seen slumdog millionaire??