Okay, before you read any further, I must preface this blog post by stating that I have yet to actually see either one of the films I am about to promote. Nevertheless, I felt a strong need to highlight them in a blog post for OJBG because they seem absolutely DIVINE. The films I speak of are “Like Crazy” and “A Week With Marilyn.”
I must have re-watched the trailer for “Like Crazy” at least 38 times. From what I can gather from the trailer, it is a tale of a modern romance between a guy from the United States and a girl from Great Britain. She overstays her Visa while in the United States and gets banned from reentering the US again, having been shipped back to her home in the UK. This inevitably puts a whopping strain on the young couple’s relationship and causes some serious changes and reevaluations of their lives’ courses. Here is a link to the YouTube video of the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTUvX_pYNBM
The second film, “A Week With Marilyn,” just hit theaters, unlike “Like Crazy” which has been in theaters for over a month. The film, an adaptation from a book written by Colin Clark, stars Michelle Williams fresh off her last cinematic hit, “Blue Valentine.” If her performance in “Blue Valentine” is any indication of the level of performance she will bring to this new film, I have no doubt that this film will be anything less than spectacular. As a die-hard Marilyn Monroe fan, upon hearing of this film, I was very apprehensive about whether or not Michelle Williams could pull this role off. I suppose I will inevitably have to see it to decide for myself whether or not she did the screen siren any justice. I think the best part of this movie will ultimately be Emma Watson’s premier in a film post Harry Potter. The plotline follows Marilyn’s alleged relationship with Sir Laurence Olivier’s assistant and highlights the trials and travails she faced at the height of her stardom. The link to the YouTube video of the trailer is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_tbnTM7zVE
If any of our readers have seen either one of these movies already, please comment with your thoughts and opinions! We welcome ALL comments!