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Caramel [DVD] (2007)
Caramel [DVD] (2007)
Dvd ~ Nadine Labaki
Price: £5.32

39 of 44 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars delicious!, 13 Sep 2008
This review is from: Caramel [DVD] (2007) (DVD)
Im not a huge fan of foreign films, i prefer to watch whats happening on screen rather than reading subtitles below it, but i borrowed this newly released film from a friend who persuaded me i would enjoy it.
Set in Lebanon the film is not what i expected. It was the perfect blend of comedy and sweetness and sad and heartwarming. The story follows a group of women who either work in or around a beauty salon and everyone has their secrets, from the woman who has a crush on one of her customers to an elderly women exeriencing true love for the first time. The women are all modern and in and out of love, like any romantic comedy, except these women are very restricted by their religion and their familys expectations. It made me laugh out loud in moments, and you do really care and feel for the characters. Lebanon looks absolutley gorgeous, exotic and vibrant, and with this film the director, Nadine Labaki, who also plays the lead, layala, shows us why she loves her country so much.
In short, its a funny, sweet, uplifting, heartwarming romantic comedy that just so happens to have subtitles!
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A Thousand Splendid Suns
A Thousand Splendid Suns
by Khaled Hosseini
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars broke my heart, 18 July 2008
Being a chick lit girl all my life, i was never interested in harsh reality books, i wanted the fairytale, where i could drift away, happy knowing my heroine would get the guy. That is until i read A thousand spendid suns. I had never read The Kite Runner, and knew little of the author but just reading the back of the book alone was enough to change my ways. Straight away i was drawn into the book, and i couldnt put it down once i picked it up. I found it incredibly difficult to stop at the end of each chapter and for a few nights i ended up getting just 4 hours sleep!It seems i couldnt stop until exhaustion rendered me completely useless! The story about the lives of these two women in war-torn afghanistan really opened my eyes and the fact that it is all so very real makes it all the more heart wrenching. I have never cried so much over an ending of a book before and am now on everyones most annoying lists both at home and at work, not just bacause i cant stop talking about it but because i keep recommending it to everyone who will listen! For anyone who doesnt want to read this book because 'its not your type of thing' do yourself a favor, if theres one book that will change your mind, and your outlook on life, its this one.

How To Steal A Million [DVD]
How To Steal A Million [DVD]
Dvd ~ Audrey Hepburn
Offered by WorldCinema
Price: £19.99

23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars sweet, stylish romantic comedy, 24 May 2008
This review is from: How To Steal A Million [DVD] (DVD)
I first saw this film on sky recently and loved it! The only other Audrey Hepburn Film i'd seen was of course, Breakfast At Tiffanys, and i'd never seen Peter o'Toole in action as a young man, only as the old man i know him as today. Im a sucker for romantic comedys and this was right up my street. The storyline being, Audrey Hepburn is a heiress who lives in Paris with her father who is a master art forger, as was his father before him, and one night, home alone she hears a burglar downstairs. She investigates and finds a rather dapper Peter o'Toole attempting to steal one of her father's Van Gogh. After injuring him with her fathers pistol, she finds herself talking to him and discovering he's very charming! So charming in fact she ends up driving him home! Soon After, her father sells a "priceless" statue to a museum and its only after its taken both Audrey and father find that the museum are going to do test on the piece, which of course be discoved as a fake and the rest of his "collection" will be under suspicion. Audrey decides the best thing for them to do is to try and steal it back from the highly guarded museum and theres a certain gentleman she know's who's just right for the job....
Audrey Hepburn is cute and quirky as the heiress and Peter o'Toole is very handsome and very funny, clearly enjoying himself. There were a quite a few moments that had me laughing out loud. If your a fan of romantic comedy's, this ones for you.

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