Monday, January 21, 2008

4.09 - The One with the 27 Cloverfield Dresses

I saw two movies at the theatre this weekend...27 Dresses and Cloverfield. There were some similarities to both of the films I saw:

  • both of the movies were based in New York City
  • both movies had some soft of monster...Cloverfield a 'real' monster, 27 Dresses...a Bridezilla if you will
  • both had a party during the film
  • guy wants girl and will stop at nothing to get her...happens in both
27 Dresses is your typical romantic comedy which uses the girl meets guy...they hook up, something bad happens...they break up...then get back together again cuz they can't be apart formula. All the writers have to do is come up with new situations in which the couple go through. This movie has Katherine Heigl's character Jane being the best friend to everyone who can't say no. In being this kinda of friend...she ends up in 27 weddings as a bridesmaid. 27!! Really sheds new light on the phrase, "Always the bridesmaid, never the bride." There were some pretty good quotes in this movie like:

Kevin: What about you? Don't you have any needs?
Jane: No, I don't have needs...I'm Jesus.

Jane: I feel like I just found out that my favorite love song was written about a sandwich.

Kevin: [in Jane's apartment, with her showing off her dresses as she pulls out a loud-looking Gone With The Wind dress] What is that?
Jane: [holding the dress up to herself] Theme wedding!
Kevin: What was the theme? Humiliation?'s a chick flick...Naomi really enjoyed it...I felt bad for all those bridesmaids out there who were forced to wear a dress that was just plain...ugly. I will be avoiding all theme weddings...

I left Cloverfield with more questions than I had answers. It was an intense movie. This movie was edited in a way that it looks like an amateur home video. Sort of like the Blair Witch movie, but instead of running from a fictional witch...they are running away from a monster and it's other monsterlings. So if you can`t handle that kind of cinematography...I suggest you stay away from this movie. I had to put my down and close my eyes for a second during the movie because I was getting dizzy. The box office at the theatre had a warning which stated that viewers of this movie may experience the same symptoms as if you were on a roller coaster...a 90 minute roller coaster. I can't really spoil the movie for anyone...I can't even describe the's nothing that I've ever seen. I think the studio did a great job of marketing the movie and when you wanted more. I want to see it again...