Archive for September, 2015

Irrational Man

Irrational_Man_(film)_posterLast night we went to the cinema and watched the Irrational Man, the most recent Woody Allen film.

It is a drama/comedy where Abe is the new philosophy college professor whose reputation precedes him. He is the hot subject of conversation between the students and the faculty. Jill screen-shot-2015-04-30-at-11.02.30-amtoo, can’t wait to meet him and take his class. After attending his classes Jill and Abe start to talk and hang out together. Until one day they overhear a lady complaining about a judge and how his decision would affect her and her children, and an idea forms in Abe’s head to take matters in his own hands…

It is an interesting film that again examines how much of our lives is chance and how much is based on planned decisions. We need to make decisions every day about a million different things and then deal with chance meetings and other random decisions; what we’ll have for lunch, where we will spend our honeymoon or what gift we will get from the amusement park when we manage to shoot the target. These small decisions affect our lives more than we can imagine and set in motion various other incidents. And this happens every single day!



St_Vincent_posterLast Sunday I watched St. Vincent a drama/comedy which I really liked.

Vincent is a guy that lives his life on the sidelines. He is dirty, rude, bankrupt, probably an ST. VINCENTalcoholic and his closest relationship is to a pregnant prostitute. When a young boy, Oliver, moves next door to Vincent quite a few things change unexpectedly. Oliver’s mum works long hours trying to make ends meet as she is trying to raise him by herself, so the boy spends quite some time with Vincent as his babysitter and gets to know him.

It is a sweet film, with a sweet relationship developing between Oliver and Vincent. It is quite melancholic in the beginning but it includes a few scenes that I found hilarious and in the end it is also quite moving. Take a few tissues close to you and watch it; it is definitely worth your time.