My Thursday Movie Picks journey started this year on August 25th, and it has been a great challenge in so many ways! So I will continue with Thursday Movie Picks in 2017, the amazing list of topics including TV recommendations! is already up, and I’m super excited to join Wandering Through the Shelves for a year-long-journey! But before 2017, there is a few more recommendations left for 2016.
This is a movie that has mixed reviews, but don’t get discouraged by the negative criticism towards it. Part of me thinks the critics were too wrapped up in their own minds to realise that August Rush is actually a story with magical realism, and tried to take it too seriously. The movie is about an orphaned boy, who believes his parents actually wanted him, and goes to search for them through music. The score is wonderful, it is actually quite an emotional story and it features a pretty skilled cast, including the forever loved Robin Williams.
I’m not much for comedies these days, and frankly, I haven’t been in a while, but Due Date was a fun experience. Maybe it was Robert Downey Jr. who made it enjoyable for me, maybe it was that I hadn’t seen many roadtrip comedies at that point – now they are everywhere. This one particular is about a soon to be father trying to make it across the country to see his first child being born. Also, pretty much 7 years later, and I still remember one of the funniest lines of the movie uttered by Zach Galifianakis, so that’s something!
So, does this one count as coming home.. I would say it does because it’s one of the most memorable journeys home I could think of except Gravity, and I loved The Martian a lot more. Besides, I’ve read the book the movie’s based on and I think the adaptation aspect of it is brilliant. The casting, perfection! Nobody could have embodied Mark Watney better than Matt Damon. Also, the feeling of “coming home”, I think, despite never actually seeing Mark’s arrival, is still so strong on a more deeper level.
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