Riding in Cars with Boys (2001)

riding_in_cars_with_boys_barrymore_3October 2001   Ι   2h 12min   Ι   Penny Marshall

Beverly is a top grade High School student who gets pregnant at 15 with a man who’s not near the one Beverly was supposed to marry. Together they raise a child but Beverly feels like there is more to her life than just raising a child and she does whatever it takes to get a degree. Beverly’s child does however feel more unwanted than ever, which makes both their lives very complicated. 

This is actually a true story. How interesting isn’t it to see how a person’s life got shaped because of one (major) thing. To quote Beverly quoting herself “One day can change your life. One day can ruin your life. All life is three or four big days that change everything.” Even though I felt very sorry for the child due to the mothers behavior, I have to say that I’m very impressed with Beverly and how she fought so hard with the degree, just so they could move to a better city and live a better life.

However, the only thing I actually liked about the movie was Drew Barrymore. If you have followed me for a while you might know that I’m not the biggest fan of true story movies. Maybe I don’t like to see the harsh truth, haha. I just don’t really enjoy them. Drew Barrymore is however so freaking talented and I adore her. She really presented a woman who’s struggling with her life and her goals, and she was just amazing.

The movie to me felt quite uneventful, the environment was pretty dull and there were not many characters that I actually liked. There were not many happy moments and I do get that it’s a true story and you can’t just make happy moments because then it wouldn’t be the truth, but I need some happy moment. Something I liked though was how they jumped from the past and the present, I think it gave an extra touch to the movie and made it a little more interesting. It was an okay movie overall and I did enjoy some parts but I probably wouldn’t watch it again.

My rating: 5,5/10 👪

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Doctor Who S10E07 Review

pyramid_end_of_worldMay 2017   Ι   Season 10   Ι   Episode 7   Ι   Daniel Nettheim

A 5,000-year-old pyramid suddenly appears in Turmezistan between the American, Russian, and Chinese forces. The Doctor, who is during crises the president of earth, is trying to solve the mystery and defeat the Monks. The only question is, will he be able to do it in time? 

Can you believe that we’re already on episode 7?!? Time really do fly, just ask the Doctor. This episode was quite interesting and it feels very weird to say it but I have actually no feelings towards this episode. I didn’t like it but I didn’t hate it. It was just okay. The episode was not very eventful and they seemed to be running low on ideas because a lot of the stuff they were showing was not important. Maybe I was expecting too much. I just miss the whole Cybermen shooting everywhere and the Doctor and his companion is running away, trying to outwit them.

One thing that I really fancied about this episode was the Doctor. It felt like the 12th Doctor was on fire. I just really liked him in this episode. It was a bit of a shame that Bill wasn’t in it that much, but it’s okay because it makes me appreciate her more when it’s her scenes. I am having a bit of a hard time with the Monks however, I don’t fully understand them yet. It’s going to be interesting to see the next episode since it’s the last one with them I believe, and just see their whole purpose with the story. So not the best episode of season 10 but it worked.

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Once Upon a Time Season 6 Review

6056180_orig2016-2017   Ι   Season 6   Ι   22 Episodes   Ι   Adam Horowitz & Edward Kitsis

The Evil Queen is back in season 6 and she will make sure she gets her revenge on Snow and David. Meanwhile a new princess is arriving and she is looking for her lost kingdom Agrabah. Belle is also having her baby and she is trying to figure out how she is going to save her child from all the darkness. Storybrooke also gets a surprise visit from the Black Fairy and it’s up to Emma and the rest of her family and friends to save the day. 

Once Upon a Time has been a very shaky TV-show for me. I absolutely loved season 1-4 but after the Peter Pan story, the show became worse and worse. There has been some episodes I’ve enjoyed a lot but the stories have been very bad and not really enjoyable. I didn’t like this season that much either. Bringing back the Evil Queen was a disappointment for me because haven’t we been there and done that quite a lot with the Evil Queen? It really felt like some people were running out of ideas here. The whole Black Fairy story was rather weird and uneventful for me as well.

One thing I used to enjoy quite a lot about this show was the flashbacks, especially the ones about Snow and Charming, but that feels like just another thing that has gone down. One thing I really liked about this season though was Jasmine and Aladdin. In fact, what I still really enjoy about Once Upon a Time is the characters and that they manage to bring new ones but also take back old characters. It is probably the cast that has been keeping me from quitting this show (and of course Emma & Hock, the otp). However, now a bunch of characters are leaving the show and I really don’t see what Once Upon a Time would be without them.

I didn’t enjoy this season very much and Once Upon a Time has gone from being one of my favorite shows to something I don’t care for anymore. Just like a lot of the main characters will be leaving the show, I am sad to say that so will I. Season 6 ended with an absolute perfect episode as well and it really gave me closure. Farewell Once Upon a Time.

My rating: 5,8/10 👑

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