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BUDDYMOON (2016): The Things I Liked…

Buddymoon (2016), David Giuntoli and Flula Borg
Buddymoon (2016), David Giuntoli and Flula Borg

Buddymoon, the bromance directed by Alex Simmons and written by its stars David Giuntoli and Flula Borg had its moments, however I was still left with more to be desired.

I didn’t really start to have a good time until the last twenty minutes of the movie. Before then there were one or two moments of dialogue that coaxed out the slightest of smiles. Nevertheless I still found myself suddenly in the mood to watch a different movie as this one played. For example, Pineapple Express (2008) for its brilliantly executed  bromance and Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels (1998) because Guy Ritchie’s film has one of the most satisfying ‘lets drink and get crazy’ sequences that features two or more friends.

The elements of Buddymoon that made it less than what I had hoped for include the absence of truly engaging drama / comedy in the first two thirds of the film. There’s a special chemistry between the two leads but it also felt a little awkward in parts. The over-reliance on Borg’s German accent and peculiar behaviour to supply much of the comedy ended up making me wish for a tighter edit.

What I liked most about Buddymoon is the soundtrack and woodland scenery. Another reason to watch Borg and Giuntoli’s movie might be to hear a different kind of German accent than you’re used to, should you be into that sort of thing. Here’s the Buddymoon trailer to remind you…

Happy Film Loving 🙂


BUDDYMOON (2016): New Trailer From David Giuntoli & Flula Borg

Buddymoon (2016), David Giuntoli, Flula Borg

Buddymoon is the story of two bests friends on a backcountry trek after one of them is dumped unexpectedly by his finance.

Starring and written by David Giuntoli and Flula Borg; Alex Simmons is the director of what looks like a fun adventure/ bromance. Who doesn’t like those…?

After watching the trailer a couple of times, I’m convinced that David Giuntoli not only sounds like Bradley Cooper, but looks a little like him too. It’s official.

Buddymoon Release Dates: July 1st, 2016 (US & Internet)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂


THE INTOUCHABLES (2011): A Beautiful Friendship & Laughter, Naturally

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I’ll start by saying I’m glad this is the first movie I’ve seen starring Omar Sy. A truly brilliant introduction and first impression. If you didn’t already know of him or his equally talented costar, Francois Cluzet, you won’t forget either of them after this.

The Intouchables (2011), Omar Sy, Francois Cluzet
The Intouchables (2011), Omar Sy, Francois Cluzet

The Intouchables is a true story about the friendship between two very different people, a wealthy quadriplegic and his far from wealthy caregiver.

Written and Directed by Olivier Nakache plus Eric Toledano and highlighting the pricelessness of true friendship, this well paced French drama / comedy will have you smiling and laughing more times than you can count.

If you thought all that was enough things to love in one movie… there’s also the music.

Happy The Intouchables 🙂


THAT AWKWARD MOMENT (2014): The Good Things

That Awkward Moment (2014), Zac efron, Michael B. Jordan, Miles Teller
That Awkward Moment (2014), Zac Efron, Michael B. Jordan, Miles Teller

The following are three of the best things about Zac Efron’s That Awkward Moment (2014). A story about twenty-something friends living and dating in New York. It’s definitely not a perfect movie – for reasons including, ironically, awkwardness. But these snippets of dialogue are indeed memorable. I’ve even found myself quoting one or two to friends.

1) ‘New York’s charm is that you’re surrounded by things you can’t have’. ‘New York’s charm is it makes you think you can have them’. 

Having been there myself and experienced the energy, I can confirm that both statements are true.

2) ‘Jason. You weren’t there for me. On a day when I really, really needed you. And being there for someone when they need you, that’s all relationships are, Jason. That’s all they are’

Delivered whilst perfectly composed and with all pauses mid-sentence only working to make the statement more impactful in the moment – regardless of how simple the idea and words may be.

3) ‘Guys, in High School I was voted as most likely to have the best eyes’ 

My favourite! This one line makes me giggle every single time.

Happy That Awkward Moment 🙂


PINEAPPLE EXPRESS (2008): A Definite Seth Rogen Win

This is absolutely not a horror film, but who knew that Seth Rogen playing scared out of his mind could be so entertaining?

Coming from the same team that delivered comedy hits Superbad (2007), Knocked Up (2007) and most recently, This Is The End (2013); Pineapple Express is an action packed comedy bromance between two mid twenties, weed smoking males who are played rather well indeed by Seth Rogen and James Franco.

Pineapple express (2008), Seth Rogen, James Franco
Pineapple express (2008), Seth Rogen, James Franco

There’s plenty to enjoy in this movie, including the dialogue, well choreographed action sequences, a series of oddball characters; not to forget the undeniable beauty of James Franco’s Smile… 🙂 …something I hadn’t been aware of until this movie. Oh yes.

Last but absolutely not least, should you find yourself to be a fan of writer/ director, Judd Apatow before watching this movie, then you know you’re in good hands.

Happy Film Loving 🙂