Saturday, December 25, 2010

Love and Other Disasters

To call a movie cute often equals a death sentence in that it evokes fluff and a lack of substance. I just watched 'Love and Other Disasters" and cannot escape the dreaded word "cute".  Fortunately "clever" also comes into play. This movie which references romantic movies past and present does so in a way that is smart, hip and stylish.  Brittany Murphy who left the world stage too early excelled at playing two types of roles - troubled and damaged or wispy and flirty. Here we are treated to the lighter side with intentional nods to Audrey Hepburn. I had not heard of this movie before tonight and thought I would share.


Jodene said...

I'm so glad you did share this. Sad loss because I just love Brittney. This movie looks like so much fun seeing as though I'm a total girlie movie (with cute boys) kinda girl!

Mocking Movies said...

I think you will love it then. Very urban, sophisticated and everyone looks great.
I was surprised I had never heard of it because I love London and can't pass up a movie that set there.

Anonymous said...

This movie looks really cute, and I love chick flicks. But I don't think I could get past Brittney Murphy's bad British accent. She's a good actress, but accents were never her things.