Movies Watched In November 2019

November was without a doubt my most active month in terms of movie watching. I watched 23 movies in November. Most of the movies I watched were movies from my Watching The Defining Movies of The Decade Challenge, all of which I will review in January. So, I’m not covering any of those I watched in November in order to keep my thoughts on those movies a surprise until January. However, I did manage to watch some movies outside the challenge that I will cover here.

The Intern (2015)

I seem to have been on an Anne Hathaway kick in November, as I not only watched The Intern, I also watched her Amazon’s Modern Love show. The Intern much like Modern Love is a sweet movie. It’s not overly complicated and it’s by no means a masterpiece, it’s predictable, cliched, and longer than it needed to be. But, it is a sweet film like most Nancy Myers movies. De Niro and Anne Hathaway are both great and share wonderful on screen chemistry. The best way to describe this movie is that it’s a warm blanket on a cold winter night, you won’t always need it, but it’s nice while it lasts. I recommend it if you are looking for a lighthearted movie to watch.

Horrible Bosses (2011)

Horrible Bosses is by no means the best comedy I have seen in recent memory, but it’s fine for what it is. The three leads have wonderful chemistry with each other that holds the movie together despite its shortcomings. The shortcomings being the humor doesn’t always land at least not for me, but when it does the movie usually got a chuckle out of me. The premise is fun and bosses are horrible enough that I can sympathize with the leads in wanting them dead. It’s a movie that’s not meant to be taken seriously or you will be offended quickly. Just enjoy its silliness and how outrageous it is and you’ll have fun. I will check out the sequel eventually. I do recommend it, but only if you aren’t easily offended, otherwise maybe avoid Horrible Bosses.

The Object of My Affection (1998)

The Object of My Affection is a strange one. See, Jennifer’s character is in a relationship with someone she doesn’t love where she ends up pregnant and then decides not to be with the father. Simple enough right? Nope. Jennifer’s character wants to raise the child with Paul Rudd’s character. Okay, but that’s not too bad, right? Wrong. Because Jennifer’s character falls in love with Paul Rudd. Did I mention that Paul Rudd’s character is gay? Well, he is. As I said, it’s a strange one. I wasn’t expecting too much from this one, I just wanted to watch Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston in a movie together that wasn’t Wanderlust. I think the movie does it’s best by its gay characters. They aren’t treated like jokes or clichès like some other movies from this era did. But, it’s nothing special. I think the best thing about it is actually the ending where everyone comes back together and it is an actually sweet moment, but I don’t think it’s enough to warrant this movie a watch unless you just really Aniston and Rudd. If not, then I don’t recommend it.

The Daytrippers (1996)

I swear such a small enough of people have even heard about this movie, let alone watched it. You can tell because I can’t even find a trailer for it online. The Daytrippers is basically a road trip movie where an family travel to find their daughter’s husband who has reason to believe is cheating on her. This movie is great and criminally underrated. The performances are great, particularly Hope Davis’s and Liev Schreiber’s. Parker Posey is also very good in the film. The characters felt too real and the encounters they experience over the course of the day ranges from hilarious to something more raw and sad. The movie starts as a comedy but leaves feeling sad for the characters for many reasons. It’s a simple 90s indie movie, but it’s a 90s indie movie worth watching. I highly recommend it.

The Ice Storm (1997)

The Ice Storm has to be one of the most depressing movies I have ever seen. It’s bleak, it’s gloomy, and it leaves you feeling empty. If you want ironic this takes place at Thanksgiving when we’re all supposed to be hopeful, grateful, and of course thankful, but The Ice Storm is anything but hopeful. We not only see one family fall apart, we still two by the end of the movie. The characters are and isolated and worst they don’t communicate with one another. Which in terms makes everything so much worst and I just talking about the adults here. The kids are breaking out and exploring their own sexuality at the backdrop Watergate scandal and it doesn’t go as smoothly as they would probably hope it would be. Times are changing and these two families are changing, but not for the better. The ending is the heartbreaking culmination that the movie builds toward the entire film, and it as sad as you can expect. The Ice Storm is bleak and depressing, but I recommend it as it feels more relevant today than it did in 1997.

Watched anything great in November? Share in the comments below.

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