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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)

March 1, 2013 - Posted by | 5 Word Movie Reviews |


  1. The only one I’ve seen is Silver Linings Playbook. I’d say: Great acting; enchanted by story. I think I liked it more than you did – I’ve seen it twice.

    Comment by bermudaonion(Kathy) | March 1, 2013 | Reply

    • I liked it a lot and thought the acting was superb. I was totally ok with Jeniifer winning the Oscar – although I thought Jessica deserved it more 🙂

      Comment by stacybuckeye | March 1, 2013 | Reply

  2. Silver Linings Playbook: Jennifer dances and Bradley romances
    Les Miserables: Anne cries and Hugh dies

    Comment by rhapsodyinbooks | March 1, 2013 | Reply

  3. I only saw Contagion: It was all Gwyneth’s fault.

    Can you tell I’m not a fan of her? Happy Friday friend!

    Comment by jennygirl | March 1, 2013 | Reply

    • I love this one! I’m not a Gwyneth fan either 🙂

      Comment by stacybuckeye | March 1, 2013 | Reply

  4. Silver Linings Playbook: Touching story. Humanity rises above.

    Les Miserables: Despite tragedy, good people exist.

    Contagion: We are 24-48 hours from dying….

    Comment by hmsgofita | March 1, 2013 | Reply

    • Watching Contagion made me want to hibernate with my guys for a while!

      Comment by stacybuckeye | March 1, 2013 | Reply

  5. I’ve only seen one but look forward to more!
    Contagion – So creepy! Bad germs, bad!

    Comment by Wrighty | March 1, 2013 | Reply

  6. Ack! I haven’t seen any of these yet.

    Comment by Vasilly | March 1, 2013 | Reply

  7. Silver Linings Playbook: Outstanding; performances, story and romance.
    Contagion: scariest horror film I’ve seen
    Les Miserables: Astounding and breathtaking; wrenches heart
    The Big Year: Quite silly, yet delightfully entertaining

    Comment by thetruebookaddict | March 2, 2013 | Reply

    • I love that you called Contagion a horror film! You’re right.

      Comment by stacybuckeye | March 11, 2013 | Reply

  8. I loved Silver Linings Playbook and must see Les Mis!!!

    Comment by Staci@LifeintheThumb | March 3, 2013 | Reply

  9. I haven’t seen any of these, but thanks for reminding me of The Big Year, I wanted to watch that one.

    Comment by Carol | March 4, 2013 | Reply

  10. Awwww, I loved The Big Year.

    Cute, crazy fun chasing birds

    Comment by Leslie | March 4, 2013 | Reply

    • Of course you would love The Big Year! 🙂 I liked it but I did think it was a bit of a waste of 3 comedic gems. The birds were the best part!

      Comment by stacybuckeye | March 11, 2013 | Reply

  11. Can’t wait to see Silver Linings Playbook and Les Mis

    Contagion: A germophobe’s nightmare come true
    Five Year Engagement: laughter, tears, finally get there

    Comment by Teddyree | March 6, 2013 | Reply

    • Yea, I’m still not sure I actually liked the 5 Year Engagement. It was so much more serious than I thought it would be.

      Comment by stacybuckeye | March 11, 2013 | Reply

  12. I’ve only seen Le Miz and was underwhelmed with the singing, but enjoyed the visuals. I love, love the theater production.

    Comment by Nise' (Under the Boardwalk) | March 9, 2013 | Reply

    • That’s how I thought about it too. I’m hoping to get that posted on Friday. I saw both in a 24 hour period 🙂

      Comment by stacybuckeye | March 11, 2013 | Reply

  13. A B for Silver Linings Playbook!????? HARUMPH!

    Comment by Jenners | March 16, 2013 | Reply

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