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lena, llewyn, and time travel – oh, my!

Lena Dunham, Fresh Scratch

I felt pretty badly about doing that big film review dump on you a few weeks ago. So, in an effort to keep it shorter {ha!}, here are some recent reviews.

I know that everyone who is cool {like Tina Fey, for example} loves this collection of essays on coming-of-age by Lena Dunham. But, you know what? I didn’t. You could read, like, the first twenty pages and basically say you’ve read the book. It’s pretty much like, “This one time, I had unprotected sex….And then this other time, I did it again. And then…” I can be pretty judge-y sometimes, though, so if you’re interested, you should give it a try.

"About Time", Fresh ScratchAbout Time

I can’t believe I forgot to put this gem of a film on my last review post! I absolutely adored this movie. Adored. Like, I could watch it all the time. It’s not a brainless romantic comedy. It’s smart and has twists, British humor {yay!}, and a wonderful montage in the London Underground. The gist is that this guy finds out that all the men in his family can travel back in time to any moment in their lives at will. But he learns that there are some things you just can’t change, and that one action affects so many outcomes. It’s really a darling movie that will make you laugh and cry, even though that sounds so cliche’. You will fall in love with this couple.

"Inside Llewyn Davis", Fresh ScratchInside Llewyn Davis

In general, I appreciate films by the Coen Brothers, but I don’t love them. Having said that, this has been my favorite of their films. You’ve got sleepy-eyed Oscar Isaac in the lead as Llewyn, a fictional 1960’s folk singer who is trying to get a break after his partner has committed suicide. After only being known as half of a duo, it’s pretty hard to get anyone to take him seriously. So he’s homeless, couch-surfing, and playing at The Gaslight. And there’s a cat. And John Goodman. And Justin Timberlake {does he have to be so good at everything??}. And Carey Mulligan. Ooh, and Garret Hedlund, ladies. And a twist. And great music.

What about you? Read or watched anything cool lately? Do tell.

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