Last Christmas (2019)

A heart warming film by director Paul Feig which starts strong and builds slow. We have it all, dysfunctional family, a childhood dream, an unfulfilling job and no purpose.

Emilia Clarke is as adorable as ever, playing out a classic pattern of behaviour. Her boss, the graceful Michelle Yeoh is supportive, but stern. Enter the charming Henry Golding, who comes a breath of fresh air in Emilia’s life.

Her relationship with her mother, the writer and producer of the film, the extremely talented Emma Thompson, is a tumultuous one, but not for no reason. She cares and the audience ends up caring as well.

A perfect Christmas film with the memorable songs from George Michael.

3.5/5

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A simple favour (2018)

It’s always better to go watch a film without knowing anything about it. What a fun, twisted ride this was! Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively show us sides never seen before, and dial up the cray cray to entertain and surprise.

A murder mystery / dark comedy it is a recommended watch! Paul Fieg does full justice to capture the plot of the novel by Darcey Bell.

3/5

Ghostbusters (2016)

Director Paul Feig was aiming for a good laugh and they fairly achieved it. The film seems like a prequel to the former one, but has its own original take on the story.

Melissa McCarthy has let the ensemble cast take centre stage and provided her share of laughs. Kristen Wiig is uptight yet adventurous, Kate McKinnon is whacky and eccentric and Leslie Jones is brave and feisty. The surprise package is Chris Hemsworth who successfully plays blonde but charms in the end.

A fun flick which doesn’t take itself seriously. Watch till the end credits finish for the complete experience 👻

3/5

The Heat (2013)

bleep **** blank %$£@ beep. Nothing could prepare me for the profane riot that this film was! Either catch that thread and keep rolling in your seat, sometimes out of it, clapping away at the scandalous nature of the sense of humour, or sit quietly and wonder why the moron behind you is going crazy.

After her few scenes in Hangover 3 as Cassie (yes that was her), Melissa McCarthy shocks, entertains and keeps surprising us as Mullins in this ‘Chalk has to work with Cheese’ Crime Comedy. In this instance the chalk was Sandra Bullock, and these two ‘poles apart’ personalities had to work together to solve a drug scam.

Their chemistry and compromise make the film so unique, while the writing and choice of profanity was genius. Yes, it takes brains to string a limited vocabulary to make you laugh, again and again and again!

It is an R-rated film, and rightly so! Please watch it where the content is not ‘bleeped’ out, otherwise its no fun.

3.5/5