I watched The Vow last night and I thought it was going to be over sentimentalised drivel, but I actually thought it was a decent film - despite the cliched ‘inspired by true events’ tagline. I think I may be the only woman alive who does not like The Notebook and figured the ending out as soon as the film started, and I was hoping it wasn’t going to turn out like that. Don’t get me wrong, my girlie reading consists of a huge pile of Nicholas Sparks’ books and if I gave The Notebook another chance I bet I will be sucked in.
Anyway, I think Channing is a better leading man romantic dramas and he was really good in this movie - not counting the awesome bum shot and routine torso flashing. Those are definitely a plus!
21 Jump Street (2012) dir. Phil Lord and Chris Miller
Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) could not be any different. After they graduate from high school they both end up enrolling in the local police force and later becoming partners. Their underachievement lands the pair an undercover high school job in which they must infiltrate the drug dealers and find the supplier.
Verdict: This is one of the funniest films since Bridesmaids. It reminded me a lot of Role Models. I’m not the biggest fan of Jonah Hill but this is possibly the best film I have seen him in. He works really well together with Channing Tatum and I could not stop laughing. Both play against type - Channing the pretty boy come Science nerd, Jonah the chubby geek turned popular athletic star. There are also some great supporting actors including Ice Cube and the excellent Dave Franco.
This is side-splitingly funny. It’s a must see!!!
Spoiler: If you knew that 21 Jump Street is a remake of an old tv show then be prepared for a hilarious cameo role by one of the original cast members.