I’ve recently watched two movies that are quite different but equally great. I just feel I should share them with you:
This a time-travel movie that is not actually about time travel. So if you’re thinking about discussing how this would be possible from a physics point of view, forget it.
It’s a simple movie about the choices of a time traveler and how those affect him and the ones around him.
It’s quite beautiful and endearing and the last 15 minutes or so are surprising and will make you want to hug your family. It’s lame, I know, but sometimes this is just what you need.
This is not a romantic comedy (although it is filled with amusing moments). This is a movie about real people and real relationships and you can definitely feel like this could happen with you or with someone you know.
What caught me by surprise and made me like the movie so much was not the plot (as that is more less revealed in the trailer). It was the amazing acting and chemistry between the two main actors. James Gandolfini (now deceased) has always been great in almost everything he starred in, but you couldn’t shake that Soprano’s shadow always lurking around. In this movie, he was definitely able to leave that behind and present a completely different and fragile person.
But Julia Louis-Deyfus definitely steals the show and is able to go quite beyond her comedy background and reveal a very powerful dramatic actress. Just superb.
If you find yourself in need of comfort feel-good movies with great stories and actors, these are the ones you should be looking for.