This movie remains to be one of my favorites from Chris O’ Donnell. It may not be his best film ever but it’s one of the first few films that I’ve seen from him. O’Donnell plays Matt Leland, a straight arrow teenager who fell for Casey Roberts (Drew Barrymore), the new girl in school who lives across their home and suffers bipolar disorder. With hormones raging and all, they run away from home hoping that they could escape “reality” and be on their own but it was doubly hard for Matt because of Casey’s condition and they both have to realize something before they end up doing something stupid.
Despite bad reception from the critics, I still find the whole thing watchable. It has heart even though the storyline’s really weak – the film was able to maintain a stoic semblance of what teenagers are going through at some point in time.
Mad Love may have failed miserably in delivering a perfect story line but with good sounds, the fantastic duo of O’Donnell and Barrymore – I should think that those are more than enough to give this movie a chance to be seen.
Director: Antonia Bird
Cast: Chris O’ Donnell, Drew Barrymore, Matthew Lillard, Joan Allen, Jude Ciccolella, Kevin Dunn, Elaine Miles, Liev Schreiber
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Gateway Cinema 9
P171 with D.
Director: Phillip Noyce
Starring: Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Daniel Olbrychski, August Diehl, Daniel Pierce, Hunt Block, Andre Braugher, Olek Krupa, Cassidy Hinkle, Corey Stoll
Watching Salt was like watching Step Up 3D minus the latter’s bad acting. Yeah. I compared it to Step-Up because like the unbelievably amazing choreography of that film — Salt takes action into another amazing unbelievable level! It’s literally action-packed but not totally brutal to watch.
Plus. It’s Angelina. It’s like watching Wanted all over again. It’s too fast-paced for me and I was so keen watching Angelina kick everyone’s ass that I have totally forgotten the story. I’m not saying it’s forgettable, the action sequences were just way too over the top. For some reasons, it kinda reminds me of the “transgenic” of the TV Series “Dark Angel” where kids were trained to be warriors.
So I’d say it is a mix of Step-Up 3D minus the acting, Wanted minus the story and “Dark Angel” minus the cloning. “Hit Girl” should hang out with Salt! Ratings: 8 / 10
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