February’s 5 word movie reviews – with money for charity

I saw some pretty decent movies this month.  You know the drill, add your 5 words to mine and earn $1 for charity.  Once we get to $100 the person with the most reviews will choose the charity.  Click here to see the past winners, the charities they chose and to see the other reviews you can add to.  You guys really got off to a good start last month with $17 🙂

Silver Linings Playbook, 2012 (Cast- Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert Di Nero, Jacki Weaver, Chris Tucker   Grade B+

Love conquers all, with therapy.

Great acting; enchanted by story.  (Kathy)

 Jennifer dances and Bradley romances.  (Jill)

 Touching story. Humanity rises above.  (Heather)

Outstanding; performances, story and romance.  (Michelle)

Jennifer Lawrence is crazy, right?  (Tony)


The poster shows a young girl, played by Isabelle Allen, in the background of a dark night. Text above reveals the cast listing and text below reveals the film's title.Les Miserables, 2012 (Cast-Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried)   Grade B

Hugh’s Master of the House.

Anne cries and Hugh dies.  (Jill)

Despite tragedy, good people exist.  (Heather)

Astounding and breathtaking; wrenches heart.  (Michelle)

Damn, Anne Hathaway can sing!  (Tony)


A montage of six characters, each with a different response, mostly related to the pandemic.Contagion, 2011 (Cast-Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne, Jude Law, Kate Winslet, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Ehle)   Grade B-

Wash your hands or die!

 It was all Gwyneth’s fault.  (Jenny)

We are 24-48 hours from dying….  (Heather)

 So creepy! Bad germs, bad!  (Debbie)

Scariest horror film I’ve seen.  (Michelle)

 A germophobe’s nightmare come true.  (Teddyree)


The Five Year Engagement, 2012 (Cast-Jason Segel, Emily Blunt)   Grade C

Bumpy road to romantic end.

Laughter, tears, finally get there. (Teddyree)


The Big Year, 2011 (Cast-Steve Martin, Jack Black, Owen Wilson)   Grade C

Lotsa birds, not much else.

Quite silly, yet delightfully entertaining.  (Michelle)

Cute, crazy fun chasing birds.  (Leslie)