From writer / director Margaret Betts, Novitiate is a story set in the early 1960s and during the era of Vatican II. Margaret Qualley plays a young woman in training to become a nun but she’s struggling with her faith, the changing church and sexuality. Liana Liberato, Dianna Agron and Melissa Leo also star…
I’m intrigued because the life of a nun isn’t one I could ever see for myself. I do admire those who choose it and therefore, I’m curious about how one comes to select such a path.
In To The Bone which stars Lily Collins, Keanu Reeves, Carrie Preston and Liana Liberato, Collins plays a young woman dealing with anorexia for whom hope comes in the shape of an unconventional doctor (Keanu Reeves)…
I’m interested to take in what this movie has to say about anorexia and how it says it. If I’m really honest though, another really big reason I’ll tune in is because I loved Carrie Preston’s character (Elsbeth Tascioni) in the hit drama series The Good Wife (2009 – 2016) and I’m curious to see her in what looks like a very different type of role.
Written and directed by Marti Noxon, To The Bone also stars Lili Taylor, Brooke Smith and Hana Hayes.
Directed by R.J. Cutler and based on a best selling book by Gayle Forman, If I Stay is the story of a teenage girl named Mia and played by Chloe Grace Moretz) who’s chasing her dreams of a career in music. All with the support of a loving boyfriend, family and friends.
Mia’s world is turned upside down after an accident leaves her and several other people in a bad way. Now stuck in a coma, Mia is faced with the most important decision of her life.
Though certainly not a perfect movie, there were parts that I enjoyed in If I Stay. Two of the best scenes featured Mia and her grandpa. Namely the scene where he talks to her in the car and the one when he’s in the hospital by her bedside.
Jamie Blackley’s performance as Adam, Liana Liberato in the role of the best friend and the actors playing Mia’s family are good. I did however find myself not entirely buying into the anguish portrayed by Moretz after the accident. Something to do with the absence of tears perhaps.
Did anyone else find themselves expecting Mia to be able to walk through people and walls in the hospital? She wasn’t technically a ghost so maybe it’s just me.
Watch If I Stay if you find yourself very curious indeed, especially since the concept is rather interesting.