I felt like seeing some Meryl Streep yesterday, so I looked upIt’s Complicated. It was better than a lot of Romantic Comedies because it was realistic… I guess by that I mean that it had a situation that was extremely plausible and it had sad parts and mixed emotions throughout the whole thing. Anyway, Meryl Streep was wonderful, as always. Alec Baldwin was pretty good too, I think he did a good job with his character but the way hee played some his his lines sounded sort of cheesey, but maybe they were supposed too? It kind of worked. But anyway, Steve Martin was so adorable in this, I absolutely loved all the scenes he was in. Between him and Meryl, I practically cried. The two younger kids were kind of annoying and I didn’t feel like they were great actors and it was kind of annoying because the others were so good, but overall it was awesome. The writing in this I thought was especially good for a RomCom too, so I think that’s worth noting.
I don’t even know what to say about it, it was so good. Sophie’s Choicewas just amazing. The acting by Meryl Streep and Kevin Kline was simply flawless. Peter MacNicol wasn’t as awesome, but it could be because they set really high standards.The story itself is just so raw and real that you can’t help but feel for her. Nothing prepares you for the last half hour or so, the reality of it suddenly hits and afterwards I was in this sort of stupor, trying to understand the full magnitude of what I saw. It’s really heavy, and if you’re not able to handle heavy dramas, then you may want to stay away, but it’s one of my new favorites.
“The hardest thing to do is to do something when you don’t feel it. You feel what’s going on in your real life. And then you have to be funny when you’re not feeling funny. You have to cry on the best day of your life. It’s weird and hard to do what isn’t really happening, and make it like it is. But we need actors. We need them to help us understand different emotions and realities. To console us. To let us know that we’re not alone.” -Meryl Streep
This post is long overdue because she really does deserve some recognition. In a profession so dominated by men, she persevered and gave all us girls hope of a long standing career, making way for other female actors to do the same. I’m realising that Io haven’t posted nearly enough of her movies, so I’ll get on that, but she plays every part incredibly and she delves so deeply into every part she says, “I believe in imagination. I did Kramer vs. Kramer before I had children. But the mother I would be was already inside me.” Watch for her because she is really good in pretty much anything you could put her in.
Some of her best: Sophie’s Choice, Deer Hunter, Kramer vs. Kramer Also, but I haven’t seen: Defending Your life and Manhattan
Kramer vs. Kramer
Last night I was looking at Meryl Streep movies and I found Kramer vs. Kramer. I knew that was a pretty famous movie so I started it. The first scene, with amazing acting by Streep herself had me hooked. Then about 10 minutes later, I was like, Oh my God, is that Dustin Hoffman. And it was. :D. Although there wasn’t as much Meryl as I was hoping, Hoffman was incredible. At certain moments the script seemed a little funny, so the acting was weird, but mostly it was just a fantastically made movie. Very serious and real and heartfelt, but funny and cute at the same time. Is a must see.
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