Carol and The Danish Girl Review

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My Dream Man. (Matthias Schoenaerts)

 

I’m no movie critic, but I sure as hell watch a lot of movies and this is my blog so…:

I was really looking forward to seeing the movie Carol because Cate Blanchett is amazing (gorgeous and ahhh her voice!) but I was bored out of my mind.  After watching, I didn’t believe there was a bisexual or gay bone in either of the characters bodies.  There wasn’t an ounce of chemistry between Cate and Mara, it was awkward to watch and unconvincing.  I’m straight and I was insulted, I can’t imagine how a lesbian would feel about that part of the plot development.  Cate Blanchett carries the whole movie, but the love scenes between the characters were so bland?  After watching great shows like “The L Word” my standards include, believability.   We were supposed to think they fell in love, but there wasn’t any convincing chemistry going on to draw me in and make me believe.  I’d have bought it, if there had been some sizzle, but this was a complete dud.

The set and costumes were great, along with the example of how hard it was to be who you wanted/needed to be in those days.

The Danish Girl was another disappointment.  However, somebody please give Eddie Redmayne another Oscar, immediately.  Forget voting, just order the damn thing and hand it to him already.  He is phenomenal and gifted.  He played a woman better than I live as a born woman, I really need to exude more feminism and wear red lipstick more often!  My complaint with The Danish Girl is the same as Carol, I didn’t buy the amorous connection.  Once Einer becomes a woman, the dynamic between her and Gerda is underdeveloped, moving into lapses where we don’t know what’s transpired in between or why the characters are feeling the way they are.  I was disappointed.

The actor that plays Hans in this movie is so attractive, why isn’t he famous?  He is HOT, HOT, habanero chili Hot!   My jaw dropped when he appeared on the screen.  I had a moment where I looked around the dark theater like, are you seeing this man?  Is he a real person?

Oh, and I don’t know if it was a set or a real place, but I want a house that looks like their Paris home in the movie!  The tapestry’s were, WOW.

I’m glad that more people will learn about Lily and the roads she paved, I don’t understand it, but it sure is brave.  And bravery in any woman, is always commendable in my book!

Once Han’s character is introduced, make sure you have an iced drink in your theater cup holder and maybe a handheld fan, because he is FIRE!!!! Haaa

 

 

 

If I Were Building a 50 Shades of Grey Soundtrack

If I were the next 50 Shades of Grey producer I would add the chorus of this track to the final installment of 50 shades of grey soundtrack.  Christian Grey isn’t that hot,”(Charlie Hunnam is though.) ” Free Dat B****!!” lol

I LOVE MISSY ELLIOTT!!!

GAW…  I missed Missy Elliott, LOVE HER!  SHE’S SO CREATIVE!  This was my jam back in the day…lol  Watching Missy own the halftime show was as bad as watching Jennifer Lopez perform with Taylor Swift and completely ignore her….and Lenny Kravitz is hot!  Just sayin’

 

Baruch Spinoza was right and so was Saint Francis De Sales

“As the queen of bees never goes abroad into the fields without being surrounded by all her subjects, so charity, the queen of virtues, never enters the heart without bringing all the other virtues in her train, exercising and disciplining them as a captain does his soilders.  But she neither employs them all at the same time, nor in the same manner, nor in all seasons, nor in every place; for as the just man, like a tree planted by a river, brings forth fruit in due season, so charity, watering the soul, produces a variety of good works, each one in its proper time.” Francis De Sales

I LOVE THAT!

 

“If a man has begun to hate an object of his love, so that love is thoroughly destroyed, he will regard it with more hatred than if he had never loved it, and his hatred will be in proportion to the strength of his former love.” Spinoza

I speak from experience when I say, “That one IS TRUE!”