Jennifer Trathan

Helpful votes received on reviews: 83% (24 of 29)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 908,299 - Total Helpful Votes: 24 of 29
Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Steve Carell
12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Delightful Film, 19 July 2012
This film is a comedy/drama about the road trip taken by an insurance agent and his much younger neighbour to reunite him with his first love before the world ends (the Armageddon/Deep Impact heroics haven't succeeded and that asteroid is going to hit us). He takes the dog that had recently been dumped on him, and she takes her favourite l.p's and off they go, getting into scrapes and adventures on the way. The l.p's are a very important part of the story as they provide the soundtrack to their journey, to be honest they made the film. The scene where Herb Alpert's This Guys In Love With You plays in the background brought as lump to my throat.
It has some great funny moments as well,… Read more
A Quiet Belief In Angels by R.J. Ellory
A Quiet Belief In Angels by R.J. Ellory
12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Confused, 25 Sep 2011
Roger Ellory is one of my favourite authors. I have loved every book he's ever written. Since first reading Ghostheart (which still remains my favourite) a couple of years ago I have looked forward to starting each new book, knowing what a satisfying experience it would be.
A friend had bought this book and I mentioned how much I was looking forward to reading it, at which point she said she hadn't even finished it and I could have hers because she knew she wouldn't be reading any more of it.
So you can imagine my feelings when I eagerly started it and found that I also was completely unimpressed. I stuck with it to the end, hoping that at some point I would become engrossed, but… Read more
Imitation Of Life [DVD] [1959] <b>DVD</b> ~ Lana Turner
Imitation Of Life [DVD] [1959] DVD ~ Lana Turner
5.0 out of 5 stars Memories of my Mother, 29 Sep 2010
As this is a film about mothers and daughters it was appropriate that the first time I saw it was in the 1960's, taken by my mother, a huge Lana Turner fan, to our local Odeon. It was showing in a double bill with Madam X. I was spellbound by it, and by the time it ended was a wet dishrag, crying my eyes out. I loved both of the mothers, but disliked both of the daughters, immature brats both of them. Great Stuff !!