April’s 5 Word Movie Reviews

These are the movies I’ve watched this month and I’ve given each one a grade and 5 words to describe it.  I’ve seen quite a few since I’ve had to take it easy this month due to the babe.   If you’ve seen any of the movies leave me your 1-5 words in the comments and I’ll add them to the post.  Or, if you are feeling ambitious and want to do this on your own blog leave me a link in the comments and I’ll add it to the bottom of the post.   Of course,  you can always just comment 🙂

Heather at Gofita’s Pages has joined me this month (Yay!).

(2009.  Cast – Jeff Bridges, Lauren Graham) Grade B

Reclusive Author Talks to God?

Mediocre movie but interesting storyline.  (Heather)

(2007)  Grade – B

Rats in the Kitchen Unite.

Culinary rats? Superb Pixar recipe. (Hannah)

 Don’t watch on empty stomach! (Stephanie)

Least-favorite Pixar. Kinda boring. (Nolatari)

Rats Are Smart And Cute (Beth)

A truly exquisite dish, darling.  (Tony)

(2007. Cast- Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Ethan Hawke, Marisa Tomei, Albert Finney) Grade B

Warped Family Thriller.  Dark Drama.  


(2004. Cast – Bradley Cooper, Jason Priestley, Emma Caulfield)  Grade B-

Fun Spoof on The Bachelor.

(2009. Cast – Katherine Heigl, Gerard Butler) Grade B-

Predictable Love/Hate Romantic Comedy.

(2008. Cast – Kevin Costner, Dennis Hopper, Kelsey Grammer, Nathan Lane, Stanley Tucci, George Lopez) Grade C

Surprisingly Enjoyable Take on Elections.

(2010. Cast – Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes)  Grade C

Unremarkable Story of the Gods.

Best mediocre movie I’ve seen. – Stephanie

Great Effects but Original Better  (Beth)

Same movie but different names.  (Heather)

I discovered Gemma Arterton here.  (Tony)

(2002. Cast – Thandie Newton, Mark Wahlberg, Tim Robbins)  Grade C-

Uneven Thriller Set in Paris.

Mediocre mystery, mediocre Mark Wahlberg. (Nolatari)

(2008. Cast Will Farrell, John C Reilly, Mary Steenburgen)  Grade F

Two Hours Gone Forever.

Hated it. Ridiculous and unfunny. (Nolatari)

Ridiculous and yet still affecting.  (Tony)

33 thoughts on “April’s 5 Word Movie Reviews

  1. bermudaonion says:

    You did see quite a few this month! I really enjoyed Ratatouille and think Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead would be worth seeing for Phillip Seymour Hoffman alone – I think he’s a great actor.

    • stacybuckeye says:

      The acting in Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead was superb. Of you like Hoffman you should check it out.

    • stacybuckeye says:

      Ryan Banks was cute – nothing too serious about it. But you do get to watch Bradley Cooper, which is a plus.

  2. Heather says:

    The Truth About Charlie I thought was a horrible remake of Charade. Ratatouille was just really funny. I’m a big fan of all things Pixar. And the others haven’t seen…never wanted to for Stepbrothers, though. Good to know I’m backed up on how lame it is! Great reviews, Stacy!

    • stacybuckeye says:

      I didn’t think of it as a remake of Charade, interesting. As for Stepbrothers, Will Farrell was funny for a total of…well, he wasn’t funny at all AND I saw his private parts which I did not enjoy!

  3. Bumbles says:

    I haven’t seen any of those – except for about 15 minutes of Swing Vote – which you are right, seemed surprisingly not that bad.

    I just added Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead to our Netflix queue – sounds like a good cast.

    • stacybuckeye says:

      Let me know what you think about Before the Devil Knows Your Dead. It’s told in a very interesting way and the acting is great.

  4. Margot says:

    Ratatouille: Top movie when granddaughter was three. She laughed so much we laughed at her. Something about the rats hiding under the hat and other places just tickled her.

  5. Staci says:

    I laughed out with your 5 words on Step Brother. I thought it was incredibly stupid but my 15 year-old loves it…boys go figure!!

  6. Melody says:

    I’ve not seen those movies on your list, except Ratatouille and Clash of the Titans (the original movie released in 1981). I hope to catch the latest one on DVD.

  7. Jenners says:

    HAHA! Love your review of Stepbrothers. I’ll avoid that one!!!

    And I really really liked “Before the Devil Knows Your Dead.” You never really hear about it but I wish it had gotten more attention.

    • stacybuckeye says:

      Stepbrothers didn’t even deserve a fifth word 🙂 I think Before the Devil Knows Your Dead is overlooked too, so I;m glad that a few commenters will be checking it out.

  8. jennygirl says:

    OMG What was up with Stepbrother? Who wanted to see that? It had to be the hubby 🙂
    I would watch the Ugly Truth just for Butler, and the rest I’ll wait until cable. Good amount of movies to watch though.

  9. Nolatari says:

    Ratatouille: Least-favorite Pixar. Kinda boring.
    The Truth About Charlie: Mediocre mystery, mediocre Mark Wahlberg.
    Step-Brothers: Hated it. Ridiculous and unfunny.

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