La belle et la bête (2014): Movie Review

*Minor Spoilers*

I love fairy tales so much! I haven’t watched many fairy tale adaptations besides the Disney movies. I loved watching Beauty and the Beast, and when I heard there was going to be a live action adaptation for it, I was beyond excited. Now, I stumbled upon this movie when searching for Beauty and the Beast. I saw the trailer and it looked amazing. Luckily, the movie was available online with subtitles. La belle et la bête was beyond beautiful. I loved the ost, the characters, and the scenery was beyond gorgeous. The ruined castle was absolutely stunning. This film has two timelines which is the present and the Beast’s past. When Belle dreams, she is able to catch glimpses of the Beast’s past life. I really liked the Beast’s backstory, it was very unfortunate what happened to him and his dead wife. The Beast wasn’t portrayed as vain prince, but he was a ruler who was obsessed with hunting. His love of the hunt eventually brought his downfall. I found Belle to be quite sassy and very curious. I felt that there should have been a bit more romantic scenes between the protagonists (minor complaint). Nonetheless, the dresses that Belle wore were gorgeous.

Look at these beautiful scenes. I cannot get over how amazing the scenery was.

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I loved how magical this film was. There was a bit of nudity, but I didn’t feel it was explicit at all. It was such an enjoyable film to watch. Lastly, the film is available to watch on YouTube! For anyone who is interested in watching it, I will post the links down below. I highly recommend this film!

Final Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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What If (2013): Movie Review

I remember the night Allan and Nicole met. And that instant conection. If you’re lucky it happens once in a lifetime and if you’re unlucky, then you have to come to weddings and listen to people like me talking about it. And asume we’re all hopeless romantics… It’s very easy to be cynical about love, but this, tonight, this is hard. – Wallace

What If also known as the F Word, was amazing. It exceeded my expectations. it’s a romantic comedy about two friends Wallace (Daniel Radcliffe) and Chantry (Zoe Kazan) who share many of the same interests and same likes. Wallace is immediately attracted to her, but there is one big problem which is Chantry has a boyfriend. Wallace tries being her friend, but as time goes on, it becomes harder to hide their feelings for each other. I really enjoyed the movie and it was lots of fun watching it with my siblings. I related a lot with Wallace because he is such a hopeless romantic. I loved how both Wallace and Chantry end up watching The Princess Bride alone in a theater and they notice each other once the movie is over. I loved how awkward they were and how most of the dialogue was realistic. Most of the time I was rooting for Wallace to be with her. I loved that he wanted to be with Chantry because of her personality, and wanting to get to know her rather than wanting to have sex with her.

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It’s very quirky and I felt that the characters were very relatable and I couldn’t hate any character, not even Chantry’s boyfriend. I had no idea how the two protagonists were going to get together despite their circumstances, but I like how the movie dealt with it. When Chantry’s boyfriend Ben, moved to Dublin for a job opportunity, she found it hard to maintain her relationship with him. I really felt that Chantry tried to make her relationship work, even though Ben kept putting his career first rather than her. Overall, I loved how both Wallace and Chantry fell in love. The scene where they both give each other Fool’s Gold Loaf was the cutest scene. What If is a movie about taking chances when it’s presented in the right moment. I highly recommend this movie!!! I enjoyed the movie so much and I couldn’t stop gushing when the protagonists got married in the end.

Final Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Cinderella (2015): Movie Review

Have courage and be kind.

Commentary: I was beyond excited when I first found out about the new Cinderella movie. The movie was beautifully done, I loved the casting, and it was fun for everyone to watch. The movie was absolutely fantastic. For a life action, I thought it was done superbly. I loved the animated Disney classic and I love this movie just the same. I like how the story begins with Cinderella’s childhood. Now most Cinderella adaptations mostly start with Cinderella already living with her cruel step-family, but it was refreshing to see into Cinderella’s past. I liked how the movie demonstrated Cinderella’s close relationship to both of her parents before she became an orphan. I did cry when her mother died and then when her father died as well, even though I knew what was going to happen. I thought that Amanda Seyfried would have been the best choice to play Cinderella, but after seeing Lily James’ performance, I take back my words. Lily James was perfect for the role and though she got minimal singing scenes, I loved the way she sang. Cate Blanchett was amazing as Lady Tremaine, and I was not expecting the Duke to be the second antagonist in the movie. Didn’t see that one coming. Helena Bonham Carter was perfect as the Cinderella’s fairy godmother, the scene when she starts transforming the pumpkin into a carriage was hilarious. In addition, I liked how the prince and Cinderella met prior to the ball. As much as I love the animated version, I have to say that they fell in love to quickly, while the live action was trying to build up the romance. I found it cute that the prince did not reveal his true identity until the night of the ball.The ball scene was beautifully done, and by the time the prince and Cinderella had their first dance, I was expecting “So This Is Love” playing as they danced. One of my favorite scenes had to be when Cinderella forgives Lady Tremaine as she goes with her prince to live happily ever after. Lastly, the movie was fun to watch, and I would definitely rewatch it.

Final Review: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

This song is one of my favorites from the Cinderella soundtrack ☺️

Austenland (2013): Movie Review

“You don’t annoy me . . . You make me nervous.” Mr. Nobley to Jane

Hello, I can’t believe that my first post will be on a movie I’ve just watched. How did I stumble upon Austenland? Well, I kept seeing posts about it on my tumblr feed, and that gave me an idea of what to watch for tonight. I really enjoyed the concept of an Austenland theme park, who wouldn’t love that? I felt Jane, the protagonist, relatable because I’m a fangirl myself and I thought it was rather charming that she loves Mr. Darcy so much! Though there were some corny moments in the movie and I did roll my eyes a couple of times, I enjoyed the romance between Jane Hayes and the oh so charming Henry Nobley. When Jane arrived at Austenland, I really disliked Mrs. Wattlesbrook’s treatment towards Jane just because Jane was not a premium member compared to her other two female companions Elizabeth Charming and Lady Amelia Heartwright. I really enjoyed the relationship that Jane and Martin (a stable boy) were developing at the beginning, but I still had high hopes for Mr. Nobley to be with Jane! Mr. Nobley did an excellent job portraying Mr. Darcy, I had no complaints with his character. As the movie progressed, I enjoyed the romance between Jane and Mr. Nobley developing, I thought it was one of the cutest aspects about the whole movie. I actually thought a love triangle was going to happen, but it didn’t. You see, the women who pay for a trip to Austenland get assigned a man, and as much as I liked Martin, he was just an actor who was meant for Jane, not Mr. Nobley. I was shocked because I was not expecting it, but I was so happy that Mr. Nobley was not pretending about his feelings towards Jane and I felt the ending was perfect. Though Rotten Tomatoes rated this film low (30%), I really liked it. JJ Feild as Mr. Nobley was perfect, I had no complaints about his character because he was so charming. My rating is a 3.5 out of 5 😀

P.S. I had no idea that Austenland was based off a book, I’m adding it to my “to be read” list.