Movie Marathon – 5 Film Discussion/Review

Movie Marathon – 5 Film Discussion/Review

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if you’ve watched any other videos on
this channel you’ll know that I love going to the movies I love watching
movies I love getting lost in someone else’s reality for a little while it’s a
way of escapism for me and when I was 18 I used to love going to movie marathons
they were a really big thing at the time and somehow we used to go to them they’d
finish at 5 a.m. and then we broke up at our weekend job at 8 a.m. the next day
and do 10-hour shifts all weekend and then we’d be straight back at uni 8 5
Monday to Friday and then going out during the week I don’t know how we had
the stamina for that like just thinking about that it makes me tired now which
it’s very sad but I thought what I would do this weekend is I thought I would do
a movie marathon and take you along for the ride with me some of the movies and
movies I haven’t seen before and have always intended on seeing in fact most
of them are and Wiley is a movie I’ve watched before but really want to watch
again because I think there’s more to take and I took the first time and I I
think I initially I was quite confused the first time I saw it and I just
thought you know like I work pretty hard this week I’ve worked pretty hard for
the last many weeks so why not do a movie marathon and also just you know
why not so the movies I’m going to watch are Bill
and Ted’s never seen it patience in Pilates have been talking a lot about it
because they were talking about the filming of Bill & Teds 3 and apparently
I have to see it so bill & ted’s I’m going to re-watch mr. nobody I’m going to
watch Kramer vs Kramer, Tootsie and Eternal Sunshine of the spotless mind so
I’m almost 40 minutes into Tootsie and I can’t believe I haven’t seen this movie
before Dustin Hoffman is amazing and he just walloped the guy from I think it’s
from Naked Gun on the head when he was supposed to kiss him I mean it’s it’s
kind of weird watching this you know like post me to mid me to era because I
totally see this is how Hollywood is run we just
miss certain things that women say and Pat them on the bum and tell them how
they should play the role but you know apart from that this movie is pretty
amazing so far I can’t believe I haven’t watched it before it’s hilarious so far
this movie is a very deserving of the hype that it has received and the cult
status that it has why is he sweating so much
so I’ve just finished watching Tootsie and I can’t believe I’ve never seen it
before and I can’t believe I thought that that was Leslie Nielsen from Naked
Gun in it but anyway it was quite an interesting movie and I thought Dustin
Hoffman did a great job and generally a pretty stellar cast when Jessica Lange’s
father is falling in love with him I was just howling with laughter that entire
scene and I’m watching him suddenly realize what women have to put up with
and then he comes home and the guy from his show is a singing underneath his
window and just hilarious but as I was watching and it was interesting to kind
of see the themes that they cover in this movie which is like a quality and
how women are treated in Hollywood and and I would be really interested to know
how much of a storm it kicked up at the time when it was released and how much
of a conversation was had given how much of a conversation has resulted as a
result of the MeToo movement it was really interesting because the it’s obviously
still really relevant what they were talking about in this movie but it was
out overall it was a great movie very light-hearted in areas not always like
hearted but it was a great movie great cast and I really enjoyed it now I’m
gonna move on to Eternal Sunshine of the spotless mind just in case you are like
me and haven’t seen to it see Tootsie is the story of an actor called Michael
Dorsey who is basically difficult to work with
because he has lots of opinions and has a hard time not expressing them and he
basically his goal is to prove that he can play any role and
in order to get someone to hire him and to prove himself he goes to an audition
dressed as a woman and he lands a role on a show and when he is dressed as a
woman he’s called Dorothy and he starts to get his eyes opened a little bit
about how women treated and the reason it’s called Tootsie is because women on
the show and generally in the entertainment industry were referred to
as honey Toots Tootsie things like that while the men were called by their
names and the the stood the story is a little bit about how he kind of really
shakes things up on the set that he works on and starts changing people’s
attitudes and starts addressing the disparities and equality and things like
that head-on and in a very direct manner and ends up with some of those moments
being televised and of course people obviously find that a character role
that they can attach themselves to that they can relate to and he becomes quite
popular so that’s Tootsie in a nutshell there’s also a love story but it’s just
a really interesting movie that tackles some social questions and socially
accepted behavior that perhaps should not be while mixing in some
light-hearted comedy that is quite funny I’ve just finished watching Eternal
Sunshine of the spotless mind and it was a beautiful movie spoilers if you
haven’t seen it the movie opens with Clementine and Joel meeting on the train
and she is very quirky and extremely forward and and there’s just something
about them they vibe straight away and you see the very first beginnings of
their relationship and then very quickly it begins the demise of the relationship
and you have Joel grieving the end of the relationship and talking to his
friends about how he went to see Clementine and she looked at him as
though she didn’t recognize him and he learns that she’s had her memories of
him are raised from her mind you then go with Joel through the process of having
Clementine erased from his mind and it explains things from the opening scenes
like the the strange dent on his car with the yellow paint and how that got
there and you go through his memories of her from the end of their relationship
slowly moving forward to the beginning of their relationship and once they get
to happier times he is he changes his mind about the process of erasing her
and he is endeavoring to find a place in his mind where he can hide her so he
doesn’t lose the memory of her I love the concept of this film that you could
go back and erase the memories of something I love have always loved when
in movies you have someone who’s usually grieving over a lost relationship and
they meet you know their fairy godparent and they ask to have all memories of
that person removed from their from their memory and you get to see what
your life would have been like without that person in it I loved the concept of
the butterfly effect and that teeny tiny little moments in your life can
completely change the trajectory of your life and that really small decisions
you make have such a massive impact on where you end up going and I think it’s
such an interesting concept because I mean so many times in life you you know
you want something really badly and for whatever reason it doesn’t work out and
at the time you’re really gutted and you can’t understand why that didn’t work
and then it’s not till time passes much later that you realize oh well how I
have got that I wouldn’t be in the position I am now and I’m much happier
in the position I am in now so I think it’s a really interesting concept and I
love that they also look at the ethics of erasing someone from their mind and
also that it is not all that ethical and the people who were doing it one of them
Patrick played by Elijah Wood actually falls in love with Clementine while he’s
erasing her memories and then he uses her memories with Joel to try and
establish a relationship with Clementine but it seems to give her more the creeps
almost like she still has the whispers of a memory of Joel in her and then when
Joel wakes up he inexplicably gets on a train to Montauk and you know back at
the beginning of the movie and it’s actually like a big loop and you
realized that what you thought was their initial meeting was actually them
finding each other again even though they’d been erased from each other’s
lives so it’s a really beautiful story and then they you know you get a little
bit of them discovering the truth about what’s happened to them and it’s just
such a beautiful story and I loved the cinematography and the way they used
that for making just a really subtle but powerful point about grief and
depression and things like that like there’s this one scene early on in the
movie where Joel goes to see Clementine and he goes to see her at her place of
work in a bookstore and she looks at him like she doesn’t remember him and he
doesn’t understand and he’s understandably confused and hurt and he
leaves and as he leaves all the lights in the building progressively shut down
and I just think that’s such a beautiful way to
make the emotion of that moment more intense so so far then I’ve had twits II
and Eternal Sunshine of the spotless mind and neither of those reviews I’d
ever seen before and so far I’m really happy with the choices of this movie
marathon made great movies I’m really happy that I watched them I really loved
I loved Eternal Sunshine of the spotless mind I’d love that that idea of choice
and of love and loss and grief and the idea of the butterfly effect and what
happened if that person was never really part of your life and the idea of of
raising memories I think that’s a really cool story so now I think I might do
Bill and Ted’s first movie I don’t really have any particular urge to watch
this movie but I thought I might do one light-hearted one not so much one
light-hearted one not so much I’m really only watching this movie
because well I love Keanu Reeves and it’s been a topic of conversation in one
of my Pilates classes because one of the participants is very very excited about
Bill and Ted’s number three I am less excited about all these reboots and
remakes and series that are getting extra seasons and things sometimes where
a story has been finished and closed but then I don’t really know anything about
Bill and Ted’s other than that there it’s kind of a Wayne’s World vibe but I
should love Wayne’s World or dude as a kid I should I wonder actually who came
first Bill and Ted’s or Wayne’s World but we’ll find out so bill just said you
killed Ted you may evil dickweed now I know where so many weird things that we
used to say as kids came from Bill and Ted’s okay so it comes before Wayne’s
World and clearly influenced Wayne’s World a lot felt like I was just watching two young
idiots dick around for an hour and a half and I guess I kind of was I always
thought the premise of bill & ted’s was that they were the wild stallions were
supposed to create the song that saved the universe but maybe that’s more in
number two and then obviously number three because they haven’t created the
song yet but yeah I didn’t love it didn’t love it it’s weird also watching
Keanu be so squeaky when you know what he sounds like now and also he didn’t
sound that squeaky and river’s edge and that was that came out before bill and
ted’s but mmm didn’t like bill and ted’s you know
maybe I would have liked it better if I watched it when I was younger but I was
like nearly 5 when this came out so probably he probably wouldn’t have
actually liked it because it wasn’t about princesses and unicorns and stuff
like that but I have Kramer vs Kramer and mr.
nobody still to go for this movie marathon I haven’t seen Kramer vs Kramer
I have seen mr. nobody and mr. nobody I definitely feel like I
need to watch again because it kind of exploded my brain a bit the first time I
watched it and I remember thinking kind of at certain points in the movie like
what’s the point in this because no matter what he chooses he dies young
but then the further I got through it the more my perspective on it changed
and you see that actually at the end the boy doesn’t make a choice but I’ve read
so many different interpretations of this movie that I want to watch it again
because they’re all really really different the only trouble was to
actually watch this movie I had to buy the DVD online and it’s a UK region code
my DVD player is my grandma’s old one so it is region specific so I can’t watch
it on TV I have to watch it on my computer so I might watch Kramer vs
Kramer now and then I’ll watch mr. nobody in bed from
laptop but yeah let’s see how we go but I guess it’s got to be up from here
right I would think that Kramer versus Kramer and mr. mr. nobody are
gonna be better than bill & ted’s we think Dustin Hoffman’s being a douche in
this movies you do yeah me too good lord I hope they do the redemption arc well
in this movie because right now Dustin Hoffman’s character is the biggest
douche ever it’s like surprised Meryl Streep didn’t
leave you earlier man like you just ditched your kid with some woman at the
school and ran off me hey is he giant dude yes
giant douche who says that to a kid poor kid what parents
I’ve just finished Kramer vs Kramer and that was depressing so spoiler warning
although really at this point whatever but in the very beginning of the movie
the first 20 minutes half an hour I hated Ted Kramer it wasn’t a particular
fan of Joanna either because she just walked out and left her kid but he was
such a giant douche that you could totally understand that someone just
cracks and needs to get away from him the guy didn’t even know what grade his
kid was in he just dropped him at school and dumped and ran basically to work and
you could kind of see that they were gonna go for a Redemption arc early on
and I was just thinking it better be a bloody good one because it’s gonna be
really hard to come back from this and as the movie went on he started to learn
to be a parent but it wasn’t really enough and you could kind of see that
they were trying to make a point that neither party was guilt-free but I just
I felt very little sympathy for his character because you know a lot was
made of how he was giving up work and being late for work and you know getting
punished because he was less involved at work because he was having to show up
from time to time for his kid and I just felt like really little sympathy for
that because in my experience once a family have children in most families
when the kid is sick it’s the woman who has to call in sick it’s the woman who
puts her career on hold I mean I know there are exceptions to that and there
are some families where it’s 50/50 but most of the families I know if it’s the
woman who has to give it up so in a way I was kind of like
well you know get a taste of your own medicine and it’s about time you showed
up for your son because you didn’t know what grade he was in so as the movie
progresses the little boy predictably thinks that he’s the reason his mother
left because he was bad and at least Ted Kramer gave a really good explanation to
the child and finally seemed to maybe understand his role in the break-up and
when his son injured himself and he just ran with him to the hospital and was
holding him while he was having stitches that was when it really started to turn
around for me but really the way they played both
parties are equally guilty is just by having Meryl Streep’s character be
absent and side note Meryl Streep and her daughter look so alike it’s kind of
scary so when Joanna comes back Kramer vs
Kramer really kicks up a notch and the acting is just amazing I’m not surprised
that they both won Oscars particularly Dustin Hoffman he did an amazing job and
then they go to court and by the time they go to court I have gone from being
like auntie Ted to being very Pro Ted but then I wonder if they’d had more of
the mothers storyline whether I would be as protoid or whether I’d be
half-and-half and I had seen discussions where they talked about how equal this
movie was and not laying blame and showing that both parties basically had
their flaws and their guilt and yes it does do that but by omission it it
really allows Ted to have the redemption story and it doesn’t allow Joanna that
as much even though in the end she realizes she’s not the best place for
the child to be but when she showed up to pick up the kid after she won custody
and then she’s downstairs going you know I realized this is
home and he’s already home and he should stay with you I was like fuck’s sake
after all of that this movie does make a really valid point I think that when
people go through these kind of situations it’s just hideous and I don’t
know how the lawyers do it I couldn’t do it all day trying to make someone out to
be a hideous parent when you know they have redeeming qualities as a parent and
that it’s good for the child to have in most cases two parents that love them
but I think so often like the role of the father gets downsized and sometimes
people have really fantastic fathers and really fantastic mothers and and if the
dad just gets like two weekends a month and I mean I realized you have to take
into account stability for the child and all of these sort of stuff and I just
think that they had a really you know valid point that being a parent is about
loving the child being willing to sacrifice for the child being present
and being stable and not so much about your agenda so now after that super
depressing movie I am now gonna go and watch mr. nobody which is the final
movie in this movie marathon as I already said when I watched this movie
the first time there’s I mean there’s multiple Nemo’s so Jared Leto plays
multiple versions of Nemo nobody and I’m in terrible now him Nemo nobody but I
mean I was kind of a point and basically he is presented with a choice between
living with his mother or living with his father after they separated and
maybe this is a weird movie to actually watch after Kramer vs Kramer but anyway
and and and so it kind of comes off like in that moment where he has to choose he
sees the outcomes of all these possible choices kind of like the butterfly
effect essentially of making the choice to go with his mother or making the
choice to stay with his father or changing his mind and then racing after
his mother’s train or whatever but it just kind of it was a his complicated
movie and it had an adventure into space and I I don’t think I was
concentrating enough last time I watched this movie and it was also like not
super straightforward and I think that the director deliberately left things
open to interpretation because there are a lot of interpretations for this movie
and like some of the ones I’ve seen a really different to what I initially
took away but what I really liked about this movie was the the way it followed
each choice and how different your life could be if you made a different choice
so I’m gonna go and watch it again and see if I take something different away
this time or get better clarity on what I experienced last time and then this
movie marathon is over and next week begins tomorrow is Monday and this was
not a bad way to spend a Sunday I did end up finishing my movie marathon last
night with mr. nobody but I finished at 2 a.m. so I didn’t bother filming what I
thought of it and what I decided to do was take a few notes as I went to try
and help me make sense of this complex plot and keep track of all the various
Nemo’s and I thought I would just take a few notes but the more notes I took the
more clear everything became and I mean these are my notes so this I’m actually
gonna turn this into a whole nother video about mr. nobody itself it’s a
really interesting film where essentially the premises if you never
make a choice then anything is possible and a nine-year-old boy is asked to make
an impossible choice to choose between his mother and his father and you
basically see the butterfly effect of each choice and how things integrate
with each other and where Nemo ends up depending on all the variations that
result from each choice that he makes and
then at the end he makes a choice so it’s actually a really interesting film
it’s very complex I can see why it didn’t do so well in the movies because
it’s just that little bit too complex to follow without taking notes in a cinema
like it’s I would think you would just leave confused but I think if it was a
little bit less complex then it would have done really really really well in
the cinemas but that being said it’s super interesting because it’s phasic
cockatoos because it’s super interesting because it’s not a standard film and
it’s really interesting because it’s so complex and it’s also really interesting
because I think there’s many different ways you could interpret his movies and
there’s many different ways you could understand the plots but but I think
that’s a deliberate moves that the director has made to make this movie
allow the audience to make their own decisions and make their own choices so
definitely recommend that you patch me through nobody if you can and I like I
said I will do another review a separate review for mr. nobody to explain it in
more detail but I know that you’re probably gonna need to watch it at least
twice to really take it all in I really could watch it a third time quite
happily and still probably take in more but it’s for two and a half hours I hope
you’ve enjoyed this movie marathon with me and the movie marathon review if you
have please hit like below and subscribe to my channel and maybe we’ll do this
again sometime

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