Top 3 Tuesdays: Best Movies of Late
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
I had no idea what to expect with this film. Other than Yemen being one of the settings and there being some sort of mention of salmon fishing, I didn't know anything else. Ironically, it's exactly what the title suggests - the story of a group of people who try to introduce salmon fishing in Yemen. It is an incredibly unique story and a good mixture of drama and comedy. The movie stars Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt and they seem to have a nice chemistry together. This is one of the more pleasant surprises of any movie I've seen lately.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
I loved this movie. It's in the mold of the Juno, Garden State, emo-type movies that are becoming increasingly popular. It's the story of a high school kid who struggles with his identity and fitting in while also being an excellent writer. It's deeper than many other after-school special type movies because it focuses on some other complex issues that you don't expect. Logan Lerman does a great job as the lead character and I really liked the work of Emma Watson and Ezra Miller as well. I highly recommend this one and also checking out the soundtrack.
Beasts of the Southern Wild
This was one of the only movies mentioned at The Oscars that I actually have seen. It's an awesome and inspiring story with great music and fantastic acting. Quvenshane Wallis does an incredible job as the character of Hushpuppy and the relationship that character has with her father is quite remarkable. Any movie that features a character named Hushpuppy and is set in a place called The Bathtub has the potential for greatness. And Beasts of the Southern Wild lives up to that potential.