August’s 5 Word Movie Reviews

As I look over the movies I see that I wasn’t very satisfied with my movie choices in August.  Maybe this month will be better!

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 🙂

(2007. Cast -Steve Carrell, Juliette Binoche, Dianne Wiest, John Mahoney, Dane Cook) Grade B

Sweet Story. Carrell Very Good.

Widower moves on. Heartfelt. Hilarious. (Michelle)

Cute, silly, charming, loved it.  (Heather)


(2010. Cast- Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman, Mila Kunis)  Grade B

Post Apocalyptic .  Protecting the Book.

Too serious for its writing.  (Heather)

He’s blind; it still works.  (Tony)


On a white background are gray lines showing floor plans of a building. Below the lines are a group of six men wearing German army uniforms and business suits, with one prominently in front of the group. A red line traces through the floor plans and behind the front man. Beside the line is the word "VALKYRIE", and within the line in smaller print is "TOM CRUISE".(2010. Cast- Tom Cruise,Kenneth Branagh, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson)  Grade B-

Attempts on Hitler’s Life Fail.

Interesting but no German feel.  (Heather)

Tom Cruise seeks new credibility.  (Tony)


(2008. Cast-Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Steve Martin, Sigourney Weaver, Greg Kinnear) Grade C+

Some Laughs.  Needed More Heart.

Funny stars, goofy, obnoxious humor. (Debbie)

My pregnancy movie…so funny.  (Heather)


(1998. Cast- Paul Newman, Susan Sarandon, Gene Hackman, James Garner, Liev Schreiber, Stockard Channing)  Grade C+

Noir Mystery.  Awesome Superstar Cast.

Newman’s incredible. The movie’s okay. (Nolatari)


Steve Carell grinning maniacally stares from over Paul Rudds shoulder(2010. Cast – Steve Carrell, Paul Rudd, Zach Galifinakas, Bruce Greenwood)  Grade C

Stupid Funny. Emphasis on Stupid.


(2008. Cast – Eliza Dushku, Cary Elwes, Timothy Hutton)  Grade C-

Some Bad Acting. Ending Letdown.


(2007. Cast- Ben Stiller, Michelle Monaghan, Jerry Stiller, Malin Akerman, Carlos Mencia)    Grade D+

Horrible Characters & Story = Few Laughs


(2009. Cast- Ricky Gervais, Jennifer Garner, Jonah Hill, Louis CK)    Grade D

Failed Potential.  Cameos Best Part.

Ricky Gervais is sooo funny!  (Heather)