Reese Witherspoon

A Wrinkle in Time (2018)


A Wrinkle in Time (2018)

Director:

Ava DuVernay

Starring:

Storm Reid

Oprah Winfrey

Reese Witherspoon

Mindy Kaling

Levi Miller

Deric McCabe

Plot:

After the disappearance of her scientist father, three peculiar beings send Meg, her brother, and her friend to space in order to find him.

Review:

When I was a child I read the first book in this series, I know I did, I vaguely remember it, but I don’t remember really anything about it. Still, I was excited to see this so as soon as it was out at Red Box and I had time I rented it.

Visually the movie is stunning. The settings and costumes are gorgeous. So bright and colorful and fanciful. I loved them all.

Sadly, the story was lacking. I don’t remember the book, but the movie felt disjointed and it jumped around. It didn’t flow very well. One minute things were progressing at a breakneck speed and then all of sudden you’re looking at flowers in a field. Honestly, I got bored. Things were crazy but it didn’t hold my attention. I didn’t care about what was happening. I liked the characters alright, but you were just thrown into this mad world and it just didn’t work for me. Made me sad because I was hoping for another “Tomorrowland.”

I wanted this movie to work for several reasons, female director, kids sci-fi, but it didn’t.

2/5

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Sing (2016)

Sing (2016)

Directors:

Christophe Lourdelet

Garth Jennings

Starring:

Matthew McConaughey

Reese Witherspoon

Seth McFarlane

Plot:

In a city of humanoid animals, a hustling theater impresario’s attempt to save his theater with a singing competition becomes grander than he anticipates even as its finalists’ find that their lives will never be the same.

Review:

Well this was definitely better than The Secret Life of Pets, but it kind of suffered from the fact that I’ve recently watched Moana and that was a pretty damn good kids movie. At least Sing didn’t have all the funniest bits in the trailer like The Secret Life of Pets, though most of them were.

Music was fine, story was fine, everything was pretty much fine. Nothing mind blowing, nothing horrible. It was your normal animals are people cartoon.

3/5

Hot Pursuit (2015)

Hot Pursuit (2015)

Director:

Anne Fletcher

Starring:

Reese Witherspoon

Sofía Vergara

Plot:

An uptight and by-the-book cop tries to protect the outgoing widow of a drug boss as they race through Texas pursued by crooked cops and murderous gunmen.

Review:

I’m not sure why, maybe it was the trailer, but I was expecting this to be a lot funnier than it was. I ended up really disappointed and a little angry by the time this was over.

Witherspoon’s character grew up wanting only to be a cop and ended up choking and became a joke in the force. She is give the opportunity to redeem herself by escorting Vergara’s character to Dallas because apparently they were in Texas, though Witherspoon is one of the only characters with a southern accent and it’s not even the right one.

Whatever.

Vergara is more than just a pair of boobs, though she has no problem using them to get what she wants. Witherspoon of course misjudges her because of that and they argue about it on multiple occasions.

This reminds me of the Identity Thief movie in that these two opposite characters were supposed to learn from the other. Sadly, they didn’t learn to be better people. Evidently when Witherspoon relaxes she steals. I’m not sure what Vergara learned, let the police kill the bad guys?

2/5