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November’s 5 Word Movie Reviews & $ 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 to describe the movie.

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 $94.

Kids are all right poster.jpg(2010. Cast-Annette Bening, Juliane Moore, Mark Ruffalo)   Grade B+

All families are amazingly complicated.

Kids with moms find dad (Amy)

Beautiful and touching. Highly recommended. (Heather)

2011.Cast-Leonardo DiCaprio, Naomi Watts, Judi Dench, Armie Hammer) Grade B-

Somewhat slow but historically interesting.

(2007. Cast-Jim Carrey, Virginia Madsen)           Grade D+

23 never looked so melodramatic.

Jim Carrey: his own warm-up act.  (Tony)

(2009. Cast-Cameron Diaz, James Marsden, Frank Langella) Grade D+

Millionaire or killer?  Tough choice 😉

 It sure was a letdown! (Jo-Jo)

“The Box” sucks. Enough Said.  (Nicole)

November 30, 2011 - Posted by | 5 Word Movie Reviews |


  1. We went to see J. Edgar with friends and I liked it more than the rest of them. I do think his story is fascinating, but he was so obsessed with his own privacy, that not much is really known about his personal life. I thought the way the story was told was a little confusing.

    I really want to see The Kids are All Right.

    Comment by BermudaOnion | November 30, 2011 | Reply

  2. I am interested in J Edgar for it’s historical aspect.

    Comment by Nise' | November 30, 2011 | Reply

  3. I really wanted to go see J. Edgar. Now I’m glad I didn’t.

    Comment by Margot | November 30, 2011 | Reply

  4. I liked the Kids…..but the others I’ve never watched…think I’ll steer clear of them all 😀

    Comment by Staci-Life In the Thumb | November 30, 2011 | Reply

  5. I wish I could play! But I haven’t seen any of these

    Comment by Stephanie D. | November 30, 2011 | Reply

  6. I had such high expectations for The Box and it sure was a letdown!

    Comment by Jo-Jo | November 30, 2011 | Reply

  7. Here’s my review of one on your list:

    “The Box” sucks. Enough Said.

    Now, onto the other movies….I think The Kids are Alright might be on my Netflix list but I haven’t wanted to see The Number 23, although it’s probably on my rental queue as well because I’m sure somebody recommended it to me a while back. I like Leonardo DiCaprio but am on the fence with J. Edgar.

    Comment by Nicole/MadlabPost | November 30, 2011 | Reply

  8. If I understand this correctly, I should add 5 words to yours?

    I think the only movie I have seen from this list is The Kids are All Right –
    off the top of my head: “Kids with moms find dad”

    Comment by Amy | December 1, 2011 | Reply

  9. I haven’t seen any of these. I wanted to watch J. Edgar, but it never came to our theater.

    Comment by carol | December 1, 2011 | Reply

  10. 23 poster freaks me out!

    Comment by Jenners | December 1, 2011 | Reply

  11. The Kids Are All Right – Beautiful and touching. Highly recommended.

    I’m taking the Box off right now…wow. I want to see J. Edgar eventually.

    Comment by Heather | December 2, 2011 | Reply

  12. I havent heard of any of these but will not be rushing out to watch them. Except for maybe the first one.

    Comment by caspette | December 4, 2011 | Reply

  13. Ugh! The Box was just idiotic. Nice premise, but come on, really?

    Comment by jennygirl | December 5, 2011 | Reply

  14. […] The Kids Are All Right (2010) B+ […]

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

  15. […] blast from the past…see what I said about The Kids Are All Right (2010) and add your review.  Peeta from the Hunger Games (Josh Hutcherson) was excellent in this one. […]

    Pingback by March’s 5 Word Movie Reviews – Join in and win $ for charity « Stacy's Books | March 30, 2012 | Reply

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