I'm still working my way through my Oscar 2012 movie list. Obviously there's no longer any rush to watch these since the Oscars have been over for a few months now. But I thought it would be fun to try to see them in between whatever other cheesy movies are on my Netflix list. Last night was a perfect rainy night to watch another one: "The Descendants."
At first, I thought this was going to be another one of Clooney's typical heist-type movies. (Seriously, that guy is getting into a bit of a movie rut; he needs to branch out a little bit more with his roles.) But then I'd heard a lot of good rumblings about this movie, so I decided to give it a go! And I'm glad I did :)
It was definitely a good mix of drama and comedy. His two on-screen children are ridiculous and fun to watch, and I love how you can watch the growth of their family during a terrible time in their lives. I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for some nice scenery (Clooney included) and a little feel-good family film (ABOUT family, it is in fact rated R and therefore not really a film to watch WITH your family).
So there you have it. I'm trying to decide what I want to watch next, but I'm thinking maybe something a bit more exciting like a thriller. I have "Breach" and the first disc of the TV show "Las Vegas" next up; we'll see how long those last!
Are you like me when it comes to rain: You need to wear comfy clothes, curl up in bed, and watch movies all day? Or do you have a better solution to waiting out the rain?