That’s right folks, “What’s worth your money” is back we’re here to guard you like Frank Farmer against those flicks that can wait for video or those you need to avoid altogether. There’s only one rule: GWP has to have scored it at least 3/1/2 stars. This week's releases are as follows:
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 29
You’re Next ICON
Red Dawn ROADSHOW
Celeste and Jesse Forever DISNEY
The Imposter MADMAN
Fun Size PARAMOUNT
The Perks Of Being A Wallflower ROADSHOW
From the films released this week there are three that you'll feel are worth your well-earned ca$h.
Blake @blakeisbatman Howard: Celeste and Jesse Forever
C&JF doesn’t reinvent the wheel for romantic comedy but the devastatingly truthful and agonising moments of grief and coming to terms that you’ve made mistakes makes it an unpredictable and an organic above average debut.
[rating=3] and a half stars
Andy @buckle22 Buckle: Celeste and Jesse Forever
Praise must go to Jones for writing such an excellent role and delivering a strong performance. This impressive romantic dramedy offers up an obscure relationship that shouldn’t work, and yet because of the appealing characters, we buy it. When that situation is turned upside down, in an inventive way, it becomes an affecting character study that manages to avoid the usual clichés. As a result, Celeste and Jesse Forever feels grounded in a reality we become wholeheartedly immersed in.
Cam @popcornjunkies Williams: The Imposter
The Imposter is an unnerving experience and a brilliant piece of documentary filmmaking that peels back the layers on one of the most perplexing true stories.
[rating=4] and a half
And saving the best 'til last - the highest ranking film on GWP ever The Perks of Being a Wallflower. With three separate [rating=5] reviews this may be the most wholehearted recommendation we can give.
Maria @moviemazz Lewis:
The Perks Of Being A Wallflower feels like a timeless and profound piece of cinema that will go on to affect generations of dreamers and outcasts alike.
Blake @blakeisbatman Howard:
The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a teen film that carries John Hughes’ legacy. These teens aren’t just token projections of high school archetypes – they’re young whole people. Charlie’s world is being shaped by and with the support of his friends in spite of the obstacles that he’s facing. It’s adolescent life, without the gloss but the resonant joy of freeze-framed fist pumps.
Cam @popcornjunkies Williams:
The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a humbling experience and despite whatever generation you hark from there is the common ground of having lived through those teenage years and this film revels in those magic moments and the people that help form who we are.
"We are infinite"
Stay tuned next week - same Bat time, same Bat channel.
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