Friday, 19 January 2018

Movie Rant: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Yesterday my friend and I went to the cinema. And when we had found our seats, we noticed there was no music playing. Normally it always does. And 15 minutes later a lady comes in and tells us they have troubles with starting the movie. After a few minutes they fixed it and kindly skipped all the advertisement and the movie begun. And so begins this rant instead of a review. Because I don't know how to review this movie because of all the feels it gave me...

We hadn’t seen the trailer of this movie or heard anything about this movie. I only read that it had won a few Golden Globes: Best Motion Picture - drama, Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture, Best Screenplay - Motion Picture. I guess that’s all of it. 

So we went in completely open to everything this movie could be and it was completely weird. This movie is crazy. The feelings this movie gives you are unreal. You even love the biggest asshole because you just feel for them. The lifes of all these people are ruined. Whether that is by the loss of a daughter, a sickness or someone who is a mamaboy e.g. my mom says....

You get introduced to these character and immediately feel hate towards a few of them and love for the others. But later, as the movie goes on it’s so confusing. So corrupt, so bad and so good.

At one point I was literally sobbing when the billboards were on fire. That scene went right through my heart. It broke to a million pieces. And after that my heart broke again and again for other people. I won’t explain the story because I’m scared I say something wrong. I just say: experience it yourself. But don’t think it’s a fun movie to see. It’s just an amazing piece of art.

There was only one thing that I absolutely didn’t like about the movie and that was the amount of swearing. Sometimes people swear in  movies and that's okay. Not needed but I can see past it. But in this movie literally every sentence had the F-word it in. And although it added to the atmosphere of the movie I just don’t like so much swearing. Me and friend thought that that was one of the bad points of this movie.

And here is a little spoiler so stop reading if you don’t want to read the spoiler!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It has an open end! And when the screen went black I literally said out loud: nooooo! Why??!
I hate open endings because I keep speculating and thinking about them. Which is the main point of an open ending. But it’s frustrating to me.

What did you think of this movie?

Xx Rianne

Monday, 15 January 2018

Book Recommendation: Unfiltered by Lily Collins

“The quirky things that make you different are what make you beautiful”

Yes everyone! This book is unfiltered. Lily Collins, a beautiful actress I admire, wrote this book. And I feel like I should share with you how amazing this book is.

Lily isn’t only an actress and model, she is also a writer! This book is about her telling us how she feels, what her struggles are and her pain in her life. She writes about her struggles with food (anorexia) and is not holding back. That’s what I loved the most about this book. It’s like she is in the room with you. You’re reading her story but it’s like she is talking to you from the couch in your living room with a cup of tea in her hand.

I bought this book because I was curious to how her life was. I wanted to know about her life as an actress. To see the real her instead of seeing her portraying characters on the big white screen. But I thought it would be more global. Not as deep as how she goes into telling her story to us.

So this book… It’s raw and honest. She tells about her struggles. How she conquered it and how she lives her live. She gives us her best advice. She gives us letters to read for ourselves and for our loved ones. She tells us how she dealt with bad relationships, how she doesn’t understand things and how she collects weird stuff like tickets to shows, fortune cookies, or whatever she is collecting. It’s like she's telling you: "it’s okay, maybe you think you are alone with your struggles, your weird collections, your pain or a father missing in your life, I’ve been there too. Not only me, but a lot of others too. And here I am writing this too you so you won’t feel alone or weird or sad. Together we are going to fix these problems".

I don’t think you need to ‘know’ Lily Collins to feel related to what she has written. I loved this book and will certainly pick it up more often from my bookshelf if I need some courage to do something or need some cheering up. This book helped me, and I hope and know it will help a lot of other girls and boys around the world too. So I thought, you need to know about this book too. Because I’ve been thinking about it a lot since I’ve read it.

Xx Rianne

Friday, 12 January 2018

Movie Review: The Greatest Showman

“It’s everything you ever want. It’s everything you ever need”

There is no better way to start off your movie theatre year than with this movie. When the movie starts, it grips you from the first second. The music is so upbeating it’s literally grabbing you and pulling you into the movie. There is no escape possible. The song will be stuck in your head because: THIS IS THE GREATEST SHOW!

This movie is based on the story of P.T. Barnum. This man promised his wife a wonderful life. But he gets fired because the company has gone bankrupt. He feels like this isn’t what he promised his wife and his two beautiful daughters. So he buys a museum and makes it a theatre. And Barnum searches for extraordinary wonderful people. He finds them and creates a show. And the folks LOVE his shows. But the upper class people hate it. And all Barnum wants is being recognised by the rich people. He makes a great show. But it’s never enough. So he climbs higher and higher and in the end there is a downfall. But he met the most wonderful people for his show and they help him getting up after he fell...

The story is amazing! And the songs are fairy tales on their own and are perfect in the movie. They’re so great. The moment I got home after I saw the movie I downloaded the music on Spotify and I’m listening to it, on repeat, of course. I’m so excited about this!!
I love musical movies and this one is amazing. Hugh Jackman singing and the beautiful Zendaya, Michelle Williams, Keala Settle! And what made me childishly happy was that Zac Efron was singing again. I mean, it’s been while since High School Musical. So I couldn’t be happier that he’s in this movie.

This movie is doing the magic right for me, not only with the music and songs, but the costumes and choreography is so perfectly done. It’s a joy for the eyes to see how much work has put in this movie to make it what it is.

And I might have seen this movie twice already! I just love it so much.

Xx Rianne