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30 Day Movie Meme: Day 03.

Day 01 - The best movie you saw during the last year
Day 02 - The most underrated movie



Yesterday when discussing Lars and the Real Girl in my meme post, I mentioned that I don't like mushy/cutesy/chick flick/girlie-girl/rom-com movies.

This one is an exception.





My favorite movie love story is Penelope and Max/Johnny in the film Penelope. Critics haaaated this movie, but whatevs, they're just bitter, failed screenwriters lolol. j/k kind of

Anyhoo, long story short & no spoilers: Penelope is a blueblood whose family was cursed generations ago by a witch. She is born with a pig nose that can only be 'removed' when she is "accepted by one of her own". Her parents take this to mean that she has to marry a blueblood. They fake their daughter's death when she's very young & hide her away in their mansion. When she comes of age, they begin trying to find a husband for her, but all the bluebloods run away screaming when they see her pig nose. (Whatever, I think she's ADORABLE.) Enter down-and-out blueblood Max. He's a gambling addict & has spent his fortune, so he agrees to meet Penelope and get photos of her for a tabloid reporter. Except he becomes enamoured of her & goes back day after day and never gets the photo he's been paid for. When Penelope finally reveals herself, he's shocked at first, but so in love that he doesn't care. But when Penelope asks him to marry her, he balks and she thinks it's because of her looks but OMG IT SO ISN'T. THEN STUFF HAPPENS THAT EXPLAINS WHY JOHNNY I MEAN MAX WON'T MARRY HER. Let's just say this is a fairy tale & fairy tales have happy endings 99.9% of the time, y/y? ;P

(Oh, and my mother cannot watch this movie without making Tyler Kennedy jokes. Shocking, I know.)

Day 04 - The most surprising plot twist or ending
Day 05 - A movie that makes you really happy
Day 06 - A movie that makes you sad
Day 07 - Favorite made for TV movie
Day 08 - A movie that you’ve seen countless times
Day 09 - A movie with the best soundtrack
Day 10 - Favorite classic movie
Day 11 - A movie that you hate
Day 12 - A movie that changed your opinion about something
Day 13 - A character who you can relate to the most
Day 14 - A movie that no one would expect you to love
Day 15 - A movie that is a guilty pleasure
Day 16 - Favorite movie based on a book/comic/etc
Day 17 - A movie that disappointed you the most
Day 18 - Favorite movie from your favorite actor/actress
Day 19 - A movie that you used to love but now hate
Day 20 - Favorite action movie
Day 21 - A movie that you wish more people would’ve seen
Day 22 - Favorite documentary
Day 23 - Favorite animation
Day 24 - That one awesome movie idea that still hasn’t been done yet
Day 25 - The most hilarious movie you’ve ever seen
Day 26 - A movie that you love but everyone else hates
Day 27 - A movie that you wish you had seen in theaters
Day 28 - Favorite movie from your favorite director
Day 29 - A movie from your childhood
Day 30 - Your favorite movie of all time

Comments

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thepeculiarcat
Jun. 3rd, 2010 04:31 pm (UTC)
We clearly have similar taste in movies because I LOVE Penelope.
amyofaquitaine
Jun. 3rd, 2010 04:46 pm (UTC)
LOL we must! I watched it again just a couple weeks ago & was thinking to myself "Critics hated this? It bombed @ the box office? REALLY?!?!? REALLY?!?!?" the whole time :P
thepeculiarcat
Jun. 3rd, 2010 05:21 pm (UTC)
I know! Its a fairy tale- you can't take it too seriously. I thought it was cute and, because I'm e'er the art dork, it has great visuals.

But I'll admit I didn't see it in theaters (because I never do)- I bought it on a whim at Borders.
amyofaquitaine
Jun. 3rd, 2010 05:47 pm (UTC)
I want her wardrobe. Seriously.

I never saw it when it was in theaters, either. My mom is a huge Reese Witherspoon fangirl & has all her movies on DVD. I bought her this one the Christmas after it came out & now I want to steal it from her lol.
gina_ba_dina
Jun. 3rd, 2010 05:25 pm (UTC)
Downloading this movie right now, I'm going to have to watch it sometime soon!
amyofaquitaine
Jun. 3rd, 2010 05:48 pm (UTC)
Oooh, I hope you like it!
gina_ba_dina
Jun. 3rd, 2010 05:55 pm (UTC)
It sounds really cute, I'm sure I will :)
liz_unscripted
Jun. 3rd, 2010 08:38 pm (UTC)
This was a really cute movie! I don't understand why it got bad reviews. It had a nice message to it also =]
amyofaquitaine
Jun. 3rd, 2010 09:03 pm (UTC)
I don't understand it, either. I mean, if *I* liked it & I'm so against ~romantical~ stuff (or at I least pretend to be lol) then it can't be too bad! But then critics are hard to figure out sometimes lol ;P
vida_bonita
Jun. 3rd, 2010 11:30 pm (UTC)
This is a fun meme!

I loved Lars and the Real girl! Definitely underrated. And Penelope was pretty cute too! I liked Reese Witherspoon's character.
amyofaquitaine
Jun. 3rd, 2010 11:59 pm (UTC)
It is fun. So far...some of the upcoming days have me stumped. I have a 30 day music meme I may do if I make it all the way thru this one!

I think I'm gonna have to go buy Lars on DVD. Reese's character was so different than what you expect from her. I loved her no-nonsense attitude (& funky hair).
fairygirl03
Jun. 7th, 2010 01:57 am (UTC)
I WANTED TO SEE THIS TOO!

i don't watch a lot of movies...
amyofaquitaine
Jun. 7th, 2010 02:48 am (UTC)
Oh, definitely see this one. It has Mr Tumnus in it!!! And Wednesday Adams! And Elle Woods! WIN!

(I don't either, really. My mother is ~VERY~ picky about language & sex & stuff in movies, so I either have to watch while she's away or on my computer. ISTG I was trying to watch Superhero Movie last weekend [because I flove Drake Bell, but that's a whole other story lololol] and she FLIPPED HER SHIT because of "all the swearing"...which amounted to 1 "shit" in 5 minutes. ISTG.)

fairygirl03
Jun. 11th, 2010 07:32 am (UTC)
And the fact that I know ALL of those people (well, duh on Witherspoon, I wub her) makes me go :D because i know people who would just be lost on what you did there.

(I'm not picky!!! As long as it's not too gory and bloody or anything like the Human centiped, I'm down. and no rape scenes. i can't stomach those. even if it is ~acting~. I refuse to watch movies on my computer. it's not the same. at all. But whoa. That's sorry, i sawwy. So that means... like PG movies? o.O)
amyofaquitaine
Jun. 11th, 2010 11:39 am (UTC)
I always get hung up on characters the actors have played before, so when I describe a movie, I'll use their character names from previous movies. Same for TV shows. I need a life, I know lol.

(Yeah, I'm not picky either except for the same things you don't like. So, yeah, PG & G rated movies; a lot of PG-13 ones are too ~racy~ for her lololol. OH, MOTHER.)
fairygirl03
Jun. 17th, 2010 07:38 am (UTC)
I do that tooooo! Especially when i can't remember their name, I just relate them to the character i knew them as.

(PG-13 doesn't even mean anything anymore. I don't even understand why they still use that rating.)
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