Saturday, April 3, 2010

The Last Song

Estranged father (Greg Kinnear) gets a chance to spend the summer with his reluctant and rebellious teenaged daughter (Miley Cyrus), who’d rather be home in New York. He tries to reconnect with her through music.

My Review: The Last Song had as many flaws as is did successes. Nicholas Sparks' films always include a fair share of tears. The sad aspect of the film is as predictable as Cyrus' attempt to be an emo teenager. Kinnear plays the most touching role in the Sparks tearjerker which once more solidifies his range of acting chops given the circumstances. Miley Cyrus has a ways to go before she sets her place as a big-time actress, but this film is a start for her as she quite convincingly (later in the film) goes through the various emotions that makes her performance more believable. Except for the beginning, the movie is not a bad piece of work but it is immature.  2 and a half out of 4 stars.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Diary of A Wimpy Kid

The family flick follows the travails of wise-cracking middle school student Greg Heffley over the course of an academic year.

My Review: "Wimpy Kid" is one of those movies that I originally have no intention of seeing but ends up being charming and fun. The characters made the film enjoyable and the acting of the child stars makes the film charming. The wit that some of the children are able to display makes me think twice about today's young actors turning into wash-ups by 20 years old. Cute story accompanied by convincing acting by all. 3 out of 4 stars.