M. Loudon

"film buff"
Helpful votes received on reviews: 75% (9 of 12)
Location: Devon, England


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,132,098 - Total Helpful Votes: 9 of 12
Yes Man [DVD] [2008] <b>DVD</b> ~ Jim Carrey
Yes Man [DVD] [2008] DVD ~ Jim Carrey
5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars No Man, 8 Jun 2009
'Yes Man' is based on the real life story of a Brit called Danny Wallace. In the real story, Danny's life is turned upside down when a random bloke on a bus tells him that he should say yes more. Yes to life. Yes to opportunities etc. He starts saying yes to EVERYTHING- with absolutely hilarious results.

The film has tried to take that on, and it could have been great, but for one problem. They Americanised it. The thing that made the real story so funny wasn't so much what Danny was doing, but the fact that it was a British guy doing it. For a reserved Brit, it would have been a big deal and very weird to do what he was doing, but for an American? The whole 'Yes Man' thing was… Read more
Bedtime Stories [DVD] [2008] <b>DVD</b> ~ Adam Sandler
Bedtime Stories [DVD] [2008] DVD ~ Adam Sandler
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Bedtime Stories, 8 Jun 2009
Bedtime stories provides a fantastic route to escapism. I love watching the 'real-life' interpretations of the children's stories (e.g. the gum balls falling from an up-ended truck, making it look like it was raining).

I'm not normally a fan of Adam Sandler, but I think he was brilliant in this. He didn't go over the top or too silly. My friend's 7 year old daughter loved the guinea pig- she squealed with delight whenever it appeared on screen! Russell Brand was perfect as the oddball friend-cum-dream-sidekick.

All in all a great family film, or one for twentysomethings wanting a little break from reality.

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