Friendship

Our Friend

A trio of thirtysomethings have been best friends for years. Married couple Matt (Casey Affleck) and Nicole (Dakota Johnson) have two young daughters, while their longtime pal Dan (Jason Segel) is one of those guys that seems like an underachiever to others, but has a heart of gold that shines through. A shocking diagnosis throws …

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Book Club

Vivian (Jane Fonda) owns a luxury hotel and has always favored sex over love and commitment, Sharon (Candice Bergen) is a federal judge who’s been happily divorced for nineteen years, Diane (Diane Keaton) is the recently widowed mother of two daughters, and Carol (Mary Steenburgen) is in a stable marriage. The lives of all four …

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Miss You Already

Toni Collette and Drew Barrymore are two of the most appealing actresses in Hollywood, but I admit when I first heard about them being cast as best friends in a movie, I had a hard time picturing it. And now that I’ve seen them as said best friends in the weepie Miss You Already, I’m …

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Youth (2015)

The best and worst thing about Youth is that it’s like a long stay at a posh, idyllic resort in the Swiss Alps. The scenery is beautiful, the days are languid, and every once in awhile you encounter a new person or learn some snippet of a stranger’s life story. More often, it’s your own …

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Unexpected

When high school science teacher Samantha Abbott (Cobie Smulders) discovers she’s pregnant, the news doesn’t exactly inspire celebration. The timing is completely random and Samantha isn’t particularly settled in her life. The school where she teaches will close at the end of the year, and she’ll need to find a new job. She’s barely begun …

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Lost in Translation

I’ll admit it, I’m a bit of a Japan-o-phile. I (heart) Japan! When I heard about this film, about a couple of Americans wandering around Tokyo, I immediately thought, “Oooo… now there’s the movie that I would make if I had money/talent/actor friends!” Lucky for me, Sofia Coppola, who in my book is well-out of …

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