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  • Caramuru: A Invenção do Brasil

    Direção: Guel Arraes;

    Roteiro: Guel Arraes e Jorge Furtado; 

    Gênero: Comédia; Fantasia; Romance;

    País: Brasil.

    Com proficuidade, ironia e muito senso de humor, Guel Arraes e Jorge Furtado reconstituíram um dos mitos fundadores do Brasil: a história de Diogo Álvares, o Caramuru, primeiramente imortalizada no poema épico de Frei Santa Rita Durão. A narrativa do filme, apesar de ter como eixo norteador a fundação mítica do Brasil através das relações inter-raciais entre o português Diogo Álvares e as indígenas Paraguaçu e Moema, flerta com outras obras modernistas da nossa literatura - sobretudo, Macunaíma, de Mário de Andrade, e a ideia antropofágica de Oswald de Andrade. Também é interessante ressaltar a influência da estética tropicalista assumida pela produção através de um processo de carnavalização da linguagem: tal influência pode ser conferida principalmente nos figurinos e na cenografia - ao misturar tendências, a produção de arte transforma tudo num pastiche crítico e irônico sobre a realidade brasileira. Neste sentido, a reconstituição do passado através da narrativa farsesca e recheada de confusões históricas nos diz muito mais sobre nossa realidade presente. Outro elemento de destaque no filme é a excelente trilha sonora assinada por Lenine - que também assimila diversas influências tropicalistas. 

    Antes de aportar em terras brasileiras, o pintor português Diogo Álvares (Selton Mello) trabalhava como encarregado do cartógrafo Dom Jaime (Pedro Paulo Rangel), ilustrando os mapas que seriam utilizados nas viagens de descobrimento de Pedro Álvares Cabral. Acontece, no entanto, que Diogo perde um dos mapas após cair nas seduções da perdulária marquesa Isabelle (Débora Bloch). Por conta disso, ele é julgado e condenado ao exílio, devendo embarcar na nau conduzida por Vasco de Athayde (Luís Melo), um inimigo seu. Durante a travessia do atlântico, ambos são vítimas de um naufrágio e acabam sobrevivendo boiando sob os escombros e aportando, posteriormente, no litoral brasileiro. Logo que põem os pés na areia, um grupo de indígenas liderados por Itaparica (Tonico Pereira), o mais “macunaímico” dos personagens, tentam capturá-los, mas Diogo foge; é quando ele se encontra com a índia Paraguaçu (Camila Pitanga) que, juntamente com a irmã Moema (Deborah Secco) apresentam ao português “à hospitalidade tupinambá”, e ele acaba gostando e querendo ficar. A partir daí, o filme engrena numa trama engraçadíssima recheada com piadas sobre as diferenças culturais. 

    Caramuru: A Invenção do Brasil é um filme muito divertido. Também merece ser destacada a criatividade do script carregado de citações diretas de obras clássicas da literatura como Os Lusíadas, alguns sonetos de Camões, Macunaíma, Santa Rita Durão, etc. Encerro meu comentário evocando o poema Erro de Português, de Oswald de Andrade: “Quando o português chegou / debaixo de uma bruta chuva / vestiu o índio / que pena! / fosse uma manhã de sol / o índio tinha despido / o português”. A nossa sorte é que no filme de Guel Arraes, duas índias despem o português. 

    ⭐ 3.7 / 5.0

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  • Lua de Cristal

    Direção: Tizuka Yamasaki;

    Roteiro: Carlos Alberto Diniz (roteiro); Luís Carlos Góes, Patrícia Travassos e Yoya Wursch (história); 

    Gênero: Comédia; Família; Fantasia; Romance;

    País: Brasil.

    Comediazinha romântica e musical com ares de contos-de-fada que, inclusive, incursiona entre diversas referências a grandes clássicos da literatura fantasiosa infanto-juvenil, como Cinderela, Branca de Neve e A Pequena Sereia, por exemplo. É um filme que, para os espectadores mais nostálgicos, suscita muito mais sensações afetivas que valores estéticos e artísticos. É por isso que, assistida nos dias de hoje - e sobretudo pelo espectador atual -, muitos elementos narrativos e técnicos da produção podem soar antiquados e, até certo ponto, risíveis: por exemplo, na cena em que Maria da Graça, personagem interpretada por Xuxa, chega à cidade do Rio de Janeiro e participa de uma batalha de break: não bastasse o fato de uma mulher loura e de olhos azuis dançando break ser constrangedor por si só, além disso, a cena parece descolada da narrativa, um tanto quanto solta em meio à trama. Vale mencionar também que toda a duração do filme transcorre tendo ao fundo uma trilha musical tecnopop, muito característica dos anos 1980 e da obra de Michael Sullivan, que aliás, assinou a produção musical do filme e, em parceria com Paulo Massadas, a composição da canção homônima.

    Maria da Graça (Xuxa) é uma moça do interior que sonha em partir para a capital afim de matricular-se numa escola de canto livre. Sua mãe, Cotinha (Leina Krespi), apoia o sonho da filha e a embarca num ônibus para o Rio de Janeiro. Na capital fluminense, a garota deverá viver com sua tia Zuleika (Marilu Bueno), sua prima Cidinha (Júlia Lemmertz) e seu primo Mauricinho (Avellar Love, da banda João Penca e seus Miquinhos Amestrados). Na casa dos parentes, a vida de Maria se transforma num verdadeiro inferno, pois sua tia e sua prima relegam a ela todos os serviços domésticos; e o primo Mauricinho a assedia descaradamente. Em contrapartida, pelas ruas da cidade, Maria torna-se amiga de Duda (Duda Little), uma garotinha determinada e companheira, e de Bob (Sérgio Mallandro), um estabanado entregador de pizzas. Mesmo matriculada na escola de canto, a vida não melhora para Maria, que decide voltar para o interior; os seus amigos, porém, lhe impedem a volta e ela acaba descobrindo que Bob é o príncipe encantado dos seus sonhos. O filme se encerra num clima de descontração com a protagonista cantando - acompanhada de suas Paquitas e de seus Paquitos - um dos grandes sucessos da carreira de Xuxa: “lua de cristal / que me faz sonhar / faz de mim estrela / que eu já sei brilhar”. 

    ⭐ 2.3 / 5.0

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  • Norbit

    Direção: Brian Robbins; 

    Roteiro: Eddie Murphy, Charles Murphy, Jay Scherick e David Ronn (roteiro); Eddie Murphy e Charles Murphy (história);

    Gênero: Comédia; Romance; 

    País: EUA.

    Roteirizado e protagonizado por Eddie Murphy - que interpreta nada menos que três personagens no filme -, Norbit coleciona uma grande variedade de piadas de péssimo gosto e de situações extremamente constrangedoras. A narrativa do filme assume, ao longo de toda a sua duração, um discurso extremamente discriminatório contra pessoas gordas, sobretudo a partir da construção estereotipada e de gosto questionável da personagem Rasputia, numa interpretação extremamente e propositalmente forçada de Eddie Murphy. Não fossem a presença carismática do excelente Terry Crews, no papel de Big Jack Latimore, as boas atuações de Eddie Murphy (indiscutivelmente, estamos diante de um bom ator, apesar da prevalência de personagens ridículos e de mau gosto interpretados por ele no conjunto de sua carreira), e a incursão romântica do roteiro - que passa quase despercebida diante de tantas piadas ruins -, Norbit seria um filme completamente dispensável. 

    Norbit (Eddie Murphy) fora criado, desde criança, pelo Sr. Wong (Eddie Murphy, de novo) - um arrogante e preconceituoso proprietário de um orfanato. Foi neste local que Norbit conhecera o grande amor da sua vida, Kate (Thandie Newton). Aconteceu, no entanto, que a garota fora adotada, deixando o pequeno Norbit solteiro e solitário. Posteriormente, na escola, durante uma briga, Norbit é salvo por Rasputia (Eddie Murphy, novamente), uma robusta garota que o pede em namoro. Intencionando aproveitar-se da força de Rasputia em sua defesa, ele aceita a mão da menina. O tempo passa e os dois acabam se casado, porém a vida conjugal termina por mostra-se com um verdadeiro inferno diante da histeria permanente da esposa obesa. Tudo vai pelos ares e a confusão se generaliza ainda mais, quando Kate retorna à cidade planejando assumir, juntamente com Norbit, o controle do orfanato. 

    ⭐ 1.8 / 5.0

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    Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

    “I wonder what it feels like to have no desires left because you have satisfied them all, smothered them with money even before they are born. Is an existence without desire very desirable? And is the poverty of desire better than rank poverty itself?” - Vikas Swarup (Q & A)

    From the filthy streets of Mumbai, young Jamal finds himself participating to the Indian version of “Who wants to be a millionaire”. While answering the questions he recalls, through flashbacks, some events that led him to this moment. Accused of cheating he starts recounting the story of his life and how he is able to answer every question correct.

    This movie is a hymn to life. It’s colorful and optimistic and at the same time it’s real and cruel. It’s the journey of a poor boy through the hardships of life to the moment that can change his life. It’s sharp and emotional. It will hit you hard exactly because it’s so real. The visuals are stunning, while the movie combines luxurious skyscrapers and street mud. All these flashbacks and memories make you wonder, if all of this was luck or just his destiny.

    I remember seeing this for the first time in the movies(I was like 10 years old or something). I think that was the first time I saw a movie like this. It changed my way of thinking in so many ways. Just watching the way of living. There is one scene that I still remember to this day that shows the determination of a young boy to get something that he dreamed and wanted so much. (If you watch this you will understand to which scene I refer to)

    Genre: Drama, Comedy

    Directed by: Danny Boyle

    Written by: Simon Beaufoy

    Based on: “Q & A” by Vikas Swarup

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  • Zivot je cudo

    Direção: Emir Kusturica; 

    Roteiro: Ranko Bozic e Emir Kusturica; 

    Gênero: Comédia; Drama; Guerra; Música; Romance;

    País: Sérvia, França e Itália. 

    A influência do estilo felliniano é muito bem assimilada pela direção de Emir Kusturica; mesmo na adversidade de uma guerra violenta, a vida filtrada através da lente do diretor sérvio conserva a jocosidade, o espalhafato e a comicidade ambiguamente triste de um espetáculo circense. Neste sentindo, a narrativa de A Vida é um Milagre assemelha-se muito à de Amarcord (1973), de Fellini. O filme é divertido na medida certa, explorando a comicidade pastelão de situações surrealistas e uma pletora de personagens esquisitos. O espetáculo de Kusturica assume um teor humanitário ao desvelar o despropósito trágico das guerras. A eterna tópica do romance proibido ganha feições originais nesta fábula ambientada na guerra da Bósnia. A formação musical do diretor resulta numa trilha sonora original que amalgama-se muito bem com a narrativa do filme. 

    Luka (Slavko Stimac) é um engenheiro ferroviário de Belgrado que se muda com a família para um vilarejo nas montanhas, onde irá auxiliar na construção de uma ferroviária. Sua esposa Jadranka (Vesna Trivalic) é uma desequilibrada cantora lírica, que teve que se afastar dos palcos devido a uma alergia nas cordas focais. O filho dos dois, Milos (Goran Jevtic) é um jovem apaixonado por futebol que sonha em se tornar jogador profissional. Quando eclode a guerra, Milos é convocado para o exército no mesmo dia em que sua mãe foge de casa com um músico húngaro. Posteriormente, Milos é sequestrado e detido pelo exército bósnio. Com a finalidade de recuperar o filho, Luka aceita a missão de manter presa Sabaha (Natasa Solak), uma jovem muçulmana da Bósnia que ele acredita ser de família rica. Acontece, no entanto, que Luka e Sabaha acabam se apaixonando. 

    ⭐ 4.1 / 5.0

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  • 13 Going on 30 

    Direção: Gary Winick;

    Roteiro: Josh Goldsmith e Cathy Yuspa;

    Gênero: Comédia; Fantasia; Romance;

    País: EUA. 

    Comediazinha romântica despretensiosa, apesar de divertida e aconchegante. Inevitavelmente, nos remete à infância passada em frente à tela da sessão da tarde, na Rede Globo. Apesar do enredo previsível, o filme é bem conduzido, apresenta boas performances do elenco e tem uma excelente trilha sonora pop/romântica, com canções de Rick Springfield (Jessie’s Girl), Madonna (Crazy For You), Whitney Houston (I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)), Michael Jackson (Thriller - cuja inserção na narrativa proporciona uma das cenas mais divertidas do filme, quando parte do elenco reproduz a coreografia da música), etc. 

    Durante sua festa de aniversário de 13 anos, Jenna Rink (Christa B. Allen), uma garota que deseja tornar-se popular no colégio em que estuda, despreza seu melhor amigo, o impopular Matt (Sean Marquette), para ficar mais próxima de Tom-Tom (Alexandra Kyle), uma menina arrogante e presunçosa. Após perceber que fora usada por Tom-Tom, Jenna tranca-se num armário e faz um pedido: ter 30 anos e ser bem-sucedida. Neste momento, cai sobre sua cabeça um pó mágico que prontamente atende ao seu desejo - ao despertar, Jenna (Jennifer Garner) tornara-se uma bem-sucedida, porém arrogante e presunçosa diretora executiva de uma decadente revista de moda. Aos 30 anos, sem entender muito bem como chegara até ali, Jenna percebe com indignação que se transformara numa mulher grosseira, afastada da família e dos amigos. Desesperada, ela busca reaproximar-se de Matt (Mark Ruffalo) para compreender sua trajetória, ao mesmo tempo em que tenta desenvolver um plano para salvar a revista da falência iminente. 

    De Repente 30 é um filme que merece ser revisto principalmente por causa da carga de nostalgia que ele contém. 

    ⭐ 3.7 / 5.0

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    Smart and insightful arguments from two people trying to help each other rebuild their emotional stability. It’s an “against the expectations” romance movie that I actually enjoyed. Even though I initially had a very different idea of what I was about to see, it was not sappy at all. I think Chris Evans did a good job directing it, he might have made me shed a tear or two.

    7.5/10 ⭐️

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  • Venuto al mondo

    Direção: Sergio Castellitto;

    Roteiro: Sergio Castellitto e Margaret Mazzantini; baseado no romance homônimo de Margaret Mazzantini;

    Gênero: Drama; Guerra; Romance; 

    País: Itália e Espanha. 

    “Então a regra para a Europa Cultural é organizar a morte da arte de viver, que ainda floresce” - Esta citação foi colhida de um potente curta-metragem realizado em 1993 por Jean-Luc Godard, Je Vou Salue Sarajevo: durante apenas dois minutos, a câmera de Godard decompõe e recompõe uma terrível fotografia que registra a violência do exército invasor movida sob a população civil pelas ruas de Sarajevo. Escolhi iniciar este comentário recuperando esta frase de Godard na tentativa de estabelecer um horizonte dialógico entre o curta-metragem e este filme de Sergio Castellitto, que apresenta em sua linha narrativa principal as consequências de um apaixonado relacionamento amoroso vivido por um fotógrafo estadunidense e uma literata italiana que tem seu vigor dissolvido em meio aos escombros da guerra iugoslava. 

    Durante uma reminiscente viagem a Sarajevo, alguns anos depois da guerra, afim de prestigiar uma exposição fotográfica póstuma de seu esposo Diego (Emile Hirsch) e reencontrar-se com velhos amigos, Gemma (Penélope Cruz), acompanhada de seu filho Pietro (Pietro Castellitto), rememora os momentos de seu passado vividos na capital bósnia: desde o instante em que conhecera Diego, o grande amor de sua vida; sua obsessão pela maternidade, apesar de ser estéril; até o momento em que recebe o comunicado da morte de Diego, em consequência da guerra… Retornando ao presente narrativo, Gemma também precisa lidar com o peso de um segredo sobre a gestação de Pietro. Ao final do filme, ela própria descobrirá que fora enganada pelas circunstâncias e que o reflorescimento da vida no período pós-guerra tem o gosto da amargura e freio da impossibilidade. 

    Prova de Redenção foi, certamente, um dos filmes mais doloridos a que já assisti. A guerra constitui-se num ambiente onde o amor não encontra espaços. É quase impossível assistir a este filme impassivelmente: ao final, subsiste apenas o sentimento vergonhoso pelo pertencimento à espécie humana. 

    ⭐ 4.4 / 5.0

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  • Activity: Watch a Romance Movie

    I am such a sucker for romantic movies and I absolutely adore The Notebook. It just captures the beauty of one’s first love. The way Allie and Noah look at each other even if years have already passed is so magical. 🥰

    Makes me miss my special someone. Sanaol! 🥺

    - Shane 💜

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    VISIT MY TO PLAY FREE! https://hd-afterwecollided2020online.tumblr.com/

    Genre : Romance, Drama
    Studio : CalMaple Films, Voltage Pictures
    Runtime : 105 minutes
    Casts : Dylan Sprouse, Rob Estes, Hero Fiennes Tiffin, Selma Blair, Charlie Weber, Max Ragone, Candice King, Karimah Westbrook, Inanna Sarkis, Pia Mia, Shane Paul McGhie, Khadijha Red Thunder, Josephine Langford, Dylan Arnold, Samuel Larsen, Louise Lombard, John Jackson Hunter
    Director : Roger Kumble
    Writer : Anna Todd, Anna Todd, Mario Celya

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  • Watch Now Chemical Hearts [2020] Online Full Movies FrEe

    “Watch Chemical Hearts Online Full Movie Free.”

    #SINOPSIS MOVIE ⇋ ↶ A high school transfer student finds a new passion when she begins to work on the school’s newspaper.

    Genre : Romance, Drama

    Studio : Amazon Studios

    Runtime : 93 minutes

    Casts : Adhir Kalyan, Catherine Curtin, Sarah Jones, Kara Young, J.J. Pyle, Meg Gibson, Bruce Altman, Austin Abrams, Lan Zhong, Jon Lemmon, C.J. Hoff, Coral Peña, Robert Clohessy, Shannon Maree Walsh, Lili Reinhart

    Director : Don H. Julien, Alice Johnson, Richard Tanne

    Writer : Richard Tanne, Krystal Sutherland

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  • god i just- i just want a hot girl to pin to me to a wall with her sword up to my throat, and she lifts it up my chin with it while her eyes blaze with war as she stares at me for a moment before throwing her sword away and pulling me into a passionate and tender kiss
    we’d make out for a moment while it starts to rain putting out the fires around us..and shed pull away and rest her forehead on mine with her eyes closed and whisper “i love you..” to me

    #PLEASE I JUST WANT TO LIVE IN A LESBAIN #ROMANCE MOVIE #WITH DRAGONS AND SWORDS AND FIRE #i mean i have a date mate but still #we'd be awful protags tbh
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  • I go around my neighborhood watering plants that grow on the bit of dirt next to the bike path, because nobody waters them and I don’t want them to die, because they’re good plants, like they’re pretty, but I have no idea how they got there.

    Anyway, I was going around watering plants a few months ago (before COVID). And this kid on a bike who had band-aids ALL OVER his legs comes CAREENING into me and his bike goes flying one way, and he slammed right into my back. It hurt a little bit, but the kid was about my age and wasn’t super big so it was fine.

    I make sure he’s okay, he has some scratches, but nothing too serious, and I pull out this first aid kit that I always have because I’m terrified of physical pain and I give him the stuff and tell him how to handle it himself, but he didn’t fully understand, so I had to demonstrate, and out of nowhere he just says-

    “Oh god no. I’m too ugly to be in a romance movie.”

    Ooookay then.

    #injury tw#romance movie #I still have no idea who he is but he cant live too far right #funny #he was in no way ugly #yikes#romance#random
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  • Jack and Lily, Legend.

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    Falling Inn Love (2019) dir. Roger Kumble

    summary:

    When city girl Gabriela spontaneously enters a contest and wins a rustic New Zealand inn, she teams up with bighearted contractor Jake Taylor to fix and flip it.

    1.5 stars

    Spoilers, duh, but you can enjoy this movie even if you know exactly what’s going to happen next, just like how everyone who watched it did. In fact, you don’t even have to read this review to guess what happens in this film. Without reading spoilers beforehand, you could probably guess 90% of the unremarkable plot points in this predictable and bland rom-com.

    My biggest general problem with Falling Inn Love is that every single character has absolutely no personality. On top of that, each aspect of their personality (or lack thereof) is pretty much only included for the sake of furthering the plot. I’m pretty sure if you took away the characters’ main defining features, you would have the amount of fucks the writers put into developing their characters. They’re just not appealing, relatable, or interesting.

    For example, the main character herself. Gabriela’s entire backstory is that she broke up with her boyfriend Dean. That’s literally all we get. You could not ask me to describe what I think Gabriela’s views on orgies, communism, or vegans look like. I should be familiar enough with the character to answer at least one of those. If I had to, I’d say she appreciates vegans, but that’s only because her entire personality is green housing and renovations and clean solar power and energy efficiency. You could not tell me if she planned to secretly run away from home as a child, but at least I know she brings her iPad to dinner with her boyfriend to show him her closet renovation ideas. This is a biiiig example of characters only being the way they are in order to further the plot, but also an example of the writers’ irregularity of bringing backstory into the story. Gabriela’s save-the-planet can-do attitude is only ever applied to the inn, when she decides to stay and renovate it into a clean energy facility. Not when she’s driving her clunky, CO2-emitting van all around town to places to which she could easily walk, which I’m sure is like the top biggest tip to saving the planet—to walk, bike, or take public transportation. Minus ½ star for hypocrisy.

    The one thing I could tell you about Gabriela, besides that she sure does love her solar panels, is that she has an awful amount of Main Character syndrome, where she believes everything is about her and the entire world rotates around her. I’m fairly sure that wasn’t the writers’ intention, but they sure projected a ton of pride and self-esteem onto a pretty lackluster character, making her seem conceited. When Jake bumps into Gabriela at the hardware store, she says, “Why are you everywhere that I am?” Seems like she’s got a lot of confidence in her importance and relevance to Jake for someone who has no personality!!!!! It could just be a small town and Jake’s just minding his own business and knowing more about home renovation than Gabriela, which she finds annoying because she’s a strong, independent woman who takes no shit from men.

    Charlotte is probably the world’s most pathetic villain. Her hobby is owning a hotel filled with porcelain dolls that belonged to her mother and the stink of old people breath. That’s all we know about her. Oh, and she really, really, really wants to buy the Bluebird from Gabriela because she’s an inn supremacist and believes only she can host an inn that restores the value of tradition and honesty to society. It’s so sad.

    Jake has no personality. His backstory is that his girlfriend died 3 years ago and so he’s reluctant to love. That’s a new one. I wonder where the writers came up with that. He likes possum taxidermy because it reminds him of his grandmother. He likes to help out literally everywhere, for free, because he’s just such a nice guy. That’s all there is to him.

    Even in Harry Potter, where you could clearly sort each member of the Golden Trio into a very obvious stereotype, you could still find more in-depth characterization beneath. Remove Hermione’s book-nerd, know-it-all personality. Underneath, she’s still a sassy, exasperated girl who cares for her friends and would choose them over anything. She’s flawed, and will act on her annoyance in rash, but calculated ways. Remove Ron’s comedic best friend, runt of the pack personality. Underneath, he’s loving and loyal, and is tired of simply being seen as the nobody. Finally, Harry himself, who beneath the Chosen One archetype, is snarky and witty and driven. Though fairly common and typical, there are multiple layers to these characters, which you just don’t get in Falling Inn Love. But Han, you say, that’s the appeal of a rom-com. You get to see how characters react to specific tropes. Fine, but I raise you this: pacing errors and plot convenience (woo alliteration!).

    Similarly to the previous point, not only do the characters’ personalities seem to serve no purpose but to create a coherent plot, but in fact, almost everything that occurs in this movie seems to just happen out of thin air. There is literally no reason or motive behind any of the plot points, which is an indicator of a very weak story. It’s as if the writers had two plot points laid out— “Jake and Gabriela kiss” and “Gabriela decides to stay in New Zealand because she discovers she loves the Bluebird inn”— and halfassedly crammed in as many of the most contrasting tropes as they could find underneath a Wattpad novel from 2013 titled Falling for the Jock. Minus 1 star for plot convenience.

    Gabriela’s boyfriend Dean is a douchebag. He is always on his phone during dates, cannot shut up about his job (Man, that sure does sound like someone else we know) and is always having his manager make decisions for the both of them. But Gabriela doesn’t break up with him beacuase he’s inattentive and ignorant. She breaks up with him because he doesn’t want to move in with her. Not wanting to move in with someone is a perfectly valid opinion to have, and Dean even gives a good reason: he’s happy with the things are now. And sure, you could break up with a partner if you felt strongly enough about things, but it would have to be a mutual understanding, an agreement that your lives were being hindered by this decision, or a realization that you both want different things. When Gabriela dumps Dean, it is entirely her end of the rope that is left hanging. It doesn’t feel like a satisfying ending to the first chapter. It feels forced, and that’s because they need Gabriela to apply for the Win an Inn scam. If Gabriela had dumped Dean because he didn’t put enough effort into the relationship, at least we would have felt happy for her, knowing that she deserved better. But because she dumped him because he didn’t want to move in with her and her eco-friendly dishwashers, we’re left thinking, Wow, that was pathetic.

    There’s also a scene where Gabriela’s close (and only?? we’re not led to see any of her other friends, but then again, maybe she has none) friend tells her to give Dean an ultimatum—that’s what she did to get her boyfriend to propose to her. This is supposed to look like bad advice from an unqualified friend, since later the same friend tells Gabriela that she’s attending couple’s therapy with her fiancée, because apparently forcing your partner to either marry you or break up with you could lead to trouble in paradise. Who knew? Even though the movie makes it appear that ultimatums are not what to do in a strained relationship, that’s essentially what Gabriela does internally to Dean. Move in with me or we’re done. Minus ½ star for hypocrisy.

    Falling Inn Love is supposed to be an enemies-to-friends-to-lovers story. But the pacing of Gabriela and Jake’s relationship is so out of control that it doesn’t seem realistic at all whatsoever. They go from being at each others’ necks constantly, always exchanging cliche retorts, to smiling lovingly at the other in the span of two minutes. Once again, nothing happens to spur on this change. All of the sudden, they’re acting completely civil to on another and now there’s a romance out of nowhere. It’s not realistic or believable.

    The climax of Falling Inn Love was probably my least favorite part about it. After Charlotte’s creepy doll hotel is burned down, she, Jake, Gabriela, and the contractor meet to discuss the selling of the Bluebird. And oh boy. After 90 whole-ass minutes of Gabriela claiming she wants to sell the inn, she suddenly gives a Dramatic and Raw speech about keeping ahold of what’s precious to you. Actually, I’m not completely sure if that was she was talking about because it wasn’t worth listening to the entire thing. It was only like 20 seconds, but it was just like every other speech where the main character drastically changes their mind for the better. It was just sad. And after her motivational speech? Charlotte, after 90 whole-ass minutes of trying to buy the Bluebird and get Gabriela to forfeit her inn through most likely illegal manners, nods admirationally and tells Gabriela, “You’re one of us now.” Like, what even happened there? What exactly happened to make Charlotte change her mind? Wouldn’t she want to buy the inn even more now that she doesn’t have one of her own? I know no one with such high demands who would back down that easily, at such a lame speech. For that, Charlotte is a weak antagonist, and lowers the rating by ½ a star, because shouldn’t you despise the antagonist? Shouldn’t you have a little crawling feeling in your stomach whenever they appear onscreen. For me, that was true, but only because she looks like Hannah Meloche and her sickly, whiny voice made me want to throw myself off a cliff.

    About halfway through the movie, Charlotte texts Dean from Gabriela’s phone, telling him to bring her back to America if he really loves her. Firstly, why doesn’t Miss Badass have a passcode on her phone?? But when Dean finally arrives to New Zealand to take Gabriela back, there’s no mention of the text. There’s not even a simple “How did you know when the opening launch party was?” “Why are you here? I did not invite you,” on Gabriela’s end, and a “You asked me to take you back, that’s what I’m here to do,” on Dean’s end. It feels like we didn’t get closure on something that was really hyped up to create suspense.

    Again, nothing happens to make Gabriela change her mind about keeping the inn. even when Jake is whining to her about being authentic and real and keeeping the Bluebird for the first 7/8ths of the movie, she is adamant in telling him off. And… then nothing happens. Nothing remarkable shifts in their relationship. Nothing remarkable shifts in Gabriela’s daily life. The only thing we can assume is that Jake’s whining has started to borderline on manipulation, and Gabriela feels pressured to keep the inn if she wants to keep Jake. This would be supported by the fact that Gabriela and Jake began to ignore each other when their initial discussion about selling the Bluebird came to blows. Minus 1 star for unsatisfying conclusion.

    This movie apparently really wants its happy ending, since almost everything in it is forced to get there. But I don’t know if there’s really much that’s that great.

    Overall, I don’t hate Fallling Inn Love because I watched it with my best friend over a FaceTime call and we were having fun. But I’m pretty sure if I had watched it on my own I would have clicked out of the tab about thirty minutes in. Let that speak for itself.

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  • i really want to make like a teenage romance movie (or novel) and get the audience really attached to the characters and the story and, right when the two people involved are standing in the street about to get closure, run one of them over with a car and roll credits. Just to fuck up everyone watching. No closure.

    #what if#shitpost#romance#romance movie #yes ive just watched the half of it whats your point #yes im crying
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  • (500) days of summer (2009)

    “A guy and a girl can be just friends, but at one point or another, they will fall for each other…maybe temporarily, maybe at the wrong time, maybe too late, or maybe forever”

    Boy meets girl. Boy gets excited discovering the things they have in common. They both like the Smiths, both are fans of the surrealist artist Magritte. All he think is the girl. He believes in the concept of soulmates. He believes he found his.However the girl doesn’t seek for romance. She believes that true love is a fairytale. Boy tries to make her believe in love. Make her believe that their love is real. Boy falls in love. Girl doesn’t. 

    This is not a love story. This is a story about love.

    One of my favourite movies about love and romance. A pretty underrated one. A great depiction of relationships and the real hardships of falling in love. A movie that makes you think about the concept of soulmates and true love, about fait and coincidence. A movie that makes you experience and understand both sides of the story. So what is true love after all? Is it a coincidence? Is it a struggle? Is it liking the same things? Is it being completely different from the other? It could just be the right timing. 

    Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

    Directed by: Marc Webb

    Written by:  Marc Webb, Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber

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