This movie was hilarious! Kat and I laughed our butts off. It was a cute, funny and girlie movie.
It picks up were the last movie left off… Bridgett is completely smitten with her Mark Darcy, the stuffy lawyer she landed in the last movie. She is still doing silly reporter stuff at the TV station. She gets assigned to work with Daniel Cleaver (who left his last position to do TV) who is doing a travel show. (Something where he travels the world and shags all the women he can find.) In the mean time Bridgett manages to embarrass herself and Mark at several events. So now that they are on rocky waters and she finds herself back in Daniel's proximity wacky things happen.
Now taken as it is – a funny sometimes cheesey movie – it was great. If you actually look for it to have a good solid story – well… Mark never really proves his love to Bridgett, Daniel (Hugh Grant) does make a good playboy and charmer of Bridgett. Bridgett walks like she rode a horse way too much through this movie – I don't know if it how Renee Z thinks a fat girl should walk or if she has always walked that way.
Ok enough random thoughts… if you liked the first one I think you will love this one too.
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Halle Berry is a criminal psychologist who wakes up in the mental institution where she works with no memory of a murder that she has been accused of committing. There is also a spirit haunting her and Penelope Cruz is in there somewhere.
I knew the reviews for this movie said it was dumb, but I thought it would be a creepy, jumpy, slightly scary movie. It was just dumb. There were parts that you could tell were supposed to make you jump, but they didn’t. Having a ghost girl walking funny isn’t creepy. The directing wasn’t very good or else it could have seemed a lot scarier that it was. The movie spent too much time trying to be spooky and less time on the actual plot. If you don’t want to know too much of the plot, don’t read on, but I really don’t give too much away.
Here is the movie plot: Halle Berry is a psychologist, she drives home in a storm, runs off the road instead of into this half-naked girl in the road, wakes up in the psychiatric hospital where she worked before, then she breaks free running around the hospital and spinning around trying to chase the spirit, everyone thinks she’s insane, more spinning, more running, more spooky girl sightings, Robert Downey Jr. is in the movie for no good reason, more spinning, more running, more spooky girl sightings, figures out why spooky girl is chasing her…the end.
Jer and I guessed the reason behind the spooky girl sighting around the time she went crazy, which makes it about 30 minutes into the movie. We even guessed the so-called twist so we had to put up with tons of spinning and running to get to what we already knew. Even with the explanation of why the spirit was spooking her, it was left hanging that she murdered someone. Are people going to believe that spooky girl made her do it?
- Halle Berry slipped and fell right on her butt during one of her running escapades – very funny.
- The institution had high-tech locks but lighting that would go out every three seconds. I think I would have a migraine if I worked there.
- I think it was always night in the movie.
Jason Schwartzman and Jude Law work at Huckabees. They both hire existential detectives, Dustin Hoffman and Lily Tomlin, to help them understand their lives. It also stars Naomi Watts and Mark Wahlberg.
Once again, I lied in the movie description. Jason Schwartzman doesn't work at Huckabees, but he does work for Open Spaces, which is a save-the-trees kind of coalition that is trying to stop Huckabees from building on some marshland. I saw this movie with Jen and her friends for her Monday movie night.
This movie is beyond goofy. It asks all these sort of big, existential questions about life and the universe, but it never really answers them. It doesn't matter though since you are laughing at the absurdity of the movie. This is a movie to just sit down and go with the flow. Don't try to figure out what is going on or else it will seem really dumb.
- Jason Schwartzman might have the craziest eyebrows since Abe Vigoda.
- Naomi Watts seems like she is storing nuts in her mouth the last half of the film.
- I wanted Jason Schwartzman and Mark Wahlberg to shave most of the movie. They were quite unkempt!
- Jen was very amused by the "balls hitting the face" scene.