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The Namesake (2006)
Great actors, plot line, film-making, everything!
This is the story of a recently married couple who move from India to America. As they deal with various culture clashes and generally difficult situations in their new home, the focus shifts to their son, Gogol. As he goes throughout life, he is rebellious and despises his somewhat unusual name, which subjects him to teasing and humiliation in school. However, as he grows up, he contemplates the reason for his name, his parents' struggle, and his inner self.
I found that I could really relate to Gogol. As the daughter of Iranian (not Indian, but still) immigrants, and with a name that is uncommon even for Iranians (my name is Nassim, which means "gentle breeze"), I was teased a lot because of my name and heritage. Gogol's story made me realize several things about myself through this movie.
This film is definitely worth it. Very beautifully done (I was crying my eyes out) and quite true to the book.
The Haunting (1999)
so horrible i adored it.
ah, where to begin? i saw this with my best friend and it was SO horrible we loved it. it was not only cheesy, with embarrassing special effects, it was stupid and too twisted anyway. still, its horridness provided us with several things to laugh over. so if you and your friends love inside jokes, enjoy, because this is chock-full of things to ridicule. also, i kinda feel bad for catherine zeta-jones. she is a fantastic actress whose skills are quite... crushed in this movie. same goes for owen Wilson. watch this movie with popcorn to throw at the screen, just in case.
yep. that is all. OH! one more thing.... not scary at ALL. however look for odd twists. yeah.