John Travolta

Pulp Fiction(1994)

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Pulp Fiction(1994)

Director:

Quentin Tarantino

Writers:

Quinten Tarantino

Starring:]

John Travolta

Samuel L. Jackson

Uma Thurman

Bruce Willis

Ving Rhames

Tim Roth

Amanda Plummer

Blurb:

The lives of two mob hitmen, a boxer, a gangster and his wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.

Thoughts:

I have to be in a certain mood to watch a Quinten Tarantino movie and that mood rarely strikes. He loves to see people say the words he’s written and they’re often too much for me. I like a lot of them, but again, I have to be in the right mood. I wasn’t in the mood for Pulp Fiction. I kept putting off watching this and it was only my husband wanting to watch it that got me to sit down. It’s a fine movie, but definitely not one of my favorites.

Vince is a dick and I’m glad he gets what’s coming to him. Jules’s storyline is the one I like the most. Mia and Vince’s whole story is downright boring until the end. I just don’t like Butch’s story, but I couldn’t tell you why.

I think what bothers me the most is there really isn’t a single likable person in the movie and I need that to enjoy a film. I am definitely not a film snob lol. I can appreciate that it’s a well-told story and Tarantino has a clearly identifiable way of directing. This movie was just not for me and that’s okay.

Look Who’s Talking (1989)

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Look Who’s Talking (1989)

Director:

Amy Heckerling

Writer:

Amy Heckerling

Starring:

John Travolta

Kristie Alley

Bruce Willis

Blurb:

After a single, career-minded woman is left on her own to give birth to the child of a married man, she finds a new romantic chance in a cab driver. Meanwhile, the point-of-view of the newborn boy is narrated through voice-over.

Thoughts:

Here’s the thing, I’m not a fan of Look Who’s Talking. I don’t hate it. I just don’t care one way or another. It exists. I own it, though, because when I found out I was pregnant with my first child, I consumed a lot of media about babies and pregnancy. So I bought the digital version of the movie. Now, I can’t get rid of it. I could pretend like it doesn’t exist in my library, but once again, my Lawful Good personality won’t allow me to do it.

A young, naive Kristie Alley gets knocked up by a client who is clearly, to anyone else, using her for sex. She catches him “cheating,” goes into labor, and John Travolta is her taxi driver to the hospital. Their romance blossoms from there.

Alley’s character is one of those women who are high maintenance. Her temper is volatile, and she’s always right despite proof to the contrary. Travolta’s character is one of those men who like all of those things despite being the opposite. On top of all of that, Alley is somehow a helicopter parent and a neglectful parent. She reads all the books, does all the recommended things, and also leaves her toddler with strangers and an old man with dementia. She’s always swinging between two extremes.

The movie is fine. It’s a romantic comedy with a mildly disturbing opening credits scene.