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August’s 5 Word Movie Reviews & Money for Charity

Once a month I feature the movies I’ve seen for the first time with a 5 word ‘review’.  Only it’s not really a review.  For that I need your help.  I hope that you’ll add your 5 words to my 5 words and that someone else will add their 5 words and so on until we have a a fun hodgepodge of words that make up a ‘review’.

FYI-I did not read the book, The Help, so there were no comparisons for me.

This month you can give money to charity by contributing your 5 words (Details here).  Please join the fun :)  Past 5 Word Reviews here.  We’re up to $83.

(2011. Cast-Viola Davis, Octavia Butler, Emma Stone, Bryce Dallas Howard)     Grade A

Southern Prejudice & Spunk. Inspirational Story. 

Prejudice and inspirational southern spunk. (oh so cleverly fixed by Jill ;))

Perfectly cast story of change.  (Kathy)

Well-done story but slightly patronizing.  (Heather)

(2008. Cast-Ryan Reynolds, Abigail Breslin, Elizabeth Banks, Isla Fisher, Rachel Weisz)    Grade B+

3rd Grade Sex Ed?  Yikes!

Like the concept but mediocre.  (Heather)

(2005. Cast-Robert Downey Jr., Val Klmer, Michelle Monaghan, Corbin Bernsen)                          Grade B

Charming Downey. Sharp, Noirish Mystery.

Rollicking nonsense, but please enjoy.  (Tony)

(2006. Cast- Michael Douglas, Kiefer Sutherland, Eva Longoria, Kim Basinger)  Grade B-

Lie Detector Tests Are Conclusive?

(2010. Cast-John C Reilly, Marisa Tomei, Jonah Hill, Catherine Keener)     Grade D

Twisted Mom/Son Relationship.  Boring.

Not funny. Lame. Terrible idea. (Jenny)

August 31, 2011 - Posted by | 5 Word Movie Reviews |


  1. Just wondering if it is legal not to count the & in the first review :–) so I struggled to reformulate it: Prejudice and inspirational southern spunk

    Comment by rhapsodyinbooks | August 31, 2011 | Reply

  2. The only one I’ve seen is The Help – my review is: Perfectly cast story of change.

    Comment by bermudaonion (Kathy) | August 31, 2011 | Reply

  3. i loved watching the help. fun LOL moments in that one. now i want to read the book.

    Comment by vvb | August 31, 2011 | Reply

  4. I love your 5 word reviews…I’m adding a few new ones to my Netflix list! 😀

    Comment by stacilifeinthethumbta | August 31, 2011 | Reply

  5. I haven’t seen any of these. I want to see The Help, but for some reason it’s not at our theater.

    Comment by Carol | August 31, 2011 | Reply

  6. The one I missed on your list that I really want to see is Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang. Glad you liked it. I loved The Help a lot.

    Comment by Margot | August 31, 2011 | Reply

  7. Ach! I’ve seen none of these. At least now I know which to catch and which to avoid.

    Comment by Stephanie D. | August 31, 2011 | Reply

  8. Jeez … I’ve not seen ANY of these.

    Comment by Jenners | August 31, 2011 | Reply

  9. This is for Cyrus:
    Not funny. Lame. Terrible idea.

    Comment by jennygirl | September 2, 2011 | Reply

  10. Haven’t seen any of them. (And said in 5 words!) 😀

    Comment by softdrink | September 2, 2011 | Reply

  11. Wow I haven’t seen any of these but I do want to se The Help. Definately, Maybe sounds interesting as well. I have a vague recollection of seeing a trailer for it. Will definitely keep and eye out for those.

    Comment by caspette | September 3, 2011 | Reply

  12. […] The Help (2011) A […]

    Pingback by My 2011 Book and Movie Favorites « Stacy's Books | December 29, 2011 | Reply

  13. The Help: Well-done story but slightly patronizing.

    Definitely, Maybe: Like the concept but mediocre.

    Comment by hmsgofita | December 29, 2012 | Reply

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