Reviewing Some Films I Watched (On Netflix)

DUDE (2018)

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My Rating: 2.5/5 stars
IMDb Rating:
5.2/10 stars

My Review: Four best friends are soon to graduate High School. One of the best friends, Lily (Lucy Hale), is obsessed with being in control of every thing and every one. She doesn’t want any of her gal pals to have a date for prom; she’d rather the four of them go together. She wants her main best friend, Chloe (Kathryn Prescott), to leave their hometown with her for college even though Chloe wishes to stay near her parents. It seemed like a light-hearted movie at first but, then there were some incredibly dark scenes. There was still a good amount of funny jokes and I think the actresses all played their roles really well. This movie does an excellent job portraying how teenagers feel and it shows what they truly go through and what they really are doing at that age… it’s not some fairy tale, Disney version of High School. It kind of gave me a Spring Breakers vibe– a rated PG-13 version.

The Week Of (2018)

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My Rating: 3.5/5 stars
IMDb Rating:
5.1/10 stars

My Review: Anything with Adam Sandler in it; I must watch. He is one of my all-time favorite actors. He’s so funny and gets into character extremely well, he’s always believable, and different. I kind of hate Chris Rock though, he always acts the same way for every role he plays and ugh, I hate his weird high-pitched voice.

The Week Of is completely family friendly and that’s what it’s all about, too… (family). Kenny’s (Adam Sandler) daughter is getting married to Kirby’s (Chris Rock) son. Kirby is a surgeon, he’s married to his job and never spends time with his family. Now, his kids are all grown up– his son is getting married for Christ’s sake!– and they barely know him at all. Kenny is a full-on family man and his wife is a freaking HOOT, she will make you laugh your ass off. Kirby learns the importance of family from Kenny’s family. There’s nothing too touching about this story and no tears will be shed but it’s still pretty cute. If you’re looking for a few laughs, just to get your mind to stop whirring– this film might be for you!

Fun Mom Dinner (2017)

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My Rating: 2.5/5 stars
IMDb Rating:
5.0/10 stars

My Review: Fun Mom Dinner is really quite silly. These four moms bring their kids to the same school (or daycare?). In the beginning, two of the moms, Jamie and Melanie, are best friends and the other two, Kate and Emily, are best friends. One day as Emily is dropping her kid off, Jamie and Melanie approach her and ask if she wants to go for a no-kids, night out with them. Emily agrees but, of course asks if she can bring Kate. All four of them make it out for the night and then, the movie really starts. They start to get to know each other and become a group instead of just two separate pairs. I didn’t really like any of the actresses but, even worse were the characters they portrayed. If I did have to choose a favorite, I’d go with Melanie (Bridgett Everett). The story line moved way too fast and it seemed messy. It was hard to keep up with all four of the mom’s stories. Also, it was bothersome that they only showed the story of two of their husbands. I would’ve liked to see what the other two men were like and what they were up to, as well. Adam Levine makes a short appearance in this movie and that’s the most interesting part. There were a few funny moments, I’ll give it that. Emily did not deserve her happy ending though.

6 Balloons (2018)

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My Rating: 4/5 stars
IMDb Rating:
5.8/10 stars

My Review: This movie really, really gave me a modern day feel of Requiem For A Dream. Katie (Abbi Jacobson) and Seth (Dave Franco) are brother and sister. Seth is a big-time junkie with a toddler-aged daughter. Katie wants to live her own life but taking care and worrying about Seth overwhelms her entirely. He quite literally makes her feel like she is drowning. She needs to find a way out but, every time she tries to… he reels her back in. This movie follows Katie, Seth, and his daughter throughout one night. It’s completely ridiculous how much she sacrifices and risks for him in this one single night. There are so many visual metaphors and I’m sure a lot of other filming techniques that only film students would understand. It’s a deep, meaningful movie for people who have dealt with or are dealing with addicts in their life but, more research could have been done. The part where they buy the heroin was terribly unrealistic. (A heroin dealer would never be a hobo.) The high they portray is off. Heroin is very much a downer and they make it seem like an upper. I was so happy when Katie made the right decision and what it did for her in the end.

*Spoiler Alert* I know from first-hand experience that junkies are unable to be saved and this movie shows how very true that is in Seth’s case, yet, there I sat… wanting to save him. I know how crucial it is for Katie to give up on Seth and that it’s the most important thing for her recovery… I just couldn’t help but hurt for Seth still… is he ever going to get better on his own?! Ahhh!! I had to keep reminding myself that this movie is NOT about Seth overcoming heroin, it’s never even close to about that. It’s about Katie and her desperate need to save him. This is a movie for the loved ones (for once, right??) it’s about them, it’s for them… it’s finally not about the addict.

Happy Anniversary (2018)

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My Rating: 3.5/5 stars
IMDb Rating: 5.7/10 stars

My Review: I got a 500 Days of Summer vibe from this movie… I liked the ending to this one much better though. It bothered me that they played the same cute couple game as Steve Carrell and Tina Fey in Date Night and theeeen, played off the same cute couple game as Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon in Four Christmases, too. Maybe I over watch romance films, but it just made this couple seem unoriginal.

In Happy Anniversary, Mollie and Sam have been together for three years. When the day of their anniversary comes around… Mollie decides she’s not happy anymore. She thinks Sam has lost his romanticism but really, their relationship is filled with so much cheesy cuteness (I loved it!). Mollie will drive you bonkers!! Her indecisiveness and blindness hurt me just as much as it hurt Sam. There were so many scenes that made me think, “gosh, I’m glad to know I’m not the only one.” Mollie’s parents play a big part in the final decision of their relationship and without realizing it; they played a big part in the beginning of the relationship as well. I loved the flashbacks and how they played a few of them over again to show us what we sometimes leave out and forget about in our memories. I was totally happy with the ending! It all wrapped up perfectly but, just as all romance films go… maybe too perfectly.

#REALITYHIGH (2017)

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My Rating: 3/5 stars
IMDb Rating:
5.2/10 stars

My Review: Okay, laugh at me if you please but yep, I really do enjoy High School movies and shows. They’re always so dramatic and cliff-hangy. I can’t get enough of them.

Alexa Medina has a YouTube channel with 10 million followers so the whole school treats her like royalty because they don’t want her to bash them on her channel. She really has it out for her ex-best friend, Dani Barnes. The worst thing about it is; Alexa was the one who ruined their friendship in the first place. Dani’s had a crush on Alexa’s boyfriend Cameron since she was a little girl. Suddenly, Alexa dumps Cameron and very, very quickly Dani and Cameron become a thing which makes Alexa want to become best friends with Dani. The love story, the multiple love triangles… it was all a bit faulty. Dani is more than happy to try to be friends with Alexa again, after all, Alexa had kept their old friendship bracelet after all these years so she must be serious about this rekindling of their friendship. From the viewer’s point of view, it’s clearly a bad idea for Dani to become friends with Alexa and the whole time you will be thinking, “are you dumb, Dani?! Do not be friends with her!!” Alexa is a clever little bitch but, Dani’s got someone more clever on her side. And I have to add that Freddie’s whole part is just sad. He was unnecessarily treated horribly by everyone.

Welcome To Me (2014)

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My Rating: 3/5 stars
IMDb Rating:
5.9/10 stars

My Review: Kristen Wiig does a stellar job as Alice Klieg. Right away, you start to wonder what the heck is up with Alice… is something wrong with her? What on Earth is she on? She instantly wins the lottery of 83 million dollars and she spends it all on one thing. In Welcome To Me, Alice displays all of the symptoms of her disorder (and Kristen Wiig acts them out phenomenally)! Alice is super promiscuous and has only one friend who she doesn’t treat all that well. Her love story is confusing, to say the least… it’s hard to tell where her heart lies and you’ll start to wonder if she even has one. Her ending actions prove, in her own, odd little way, that she does though. Part of her disorder is having unstable relationships but, she ends up finding the right people to accept her for who she is. There aren’t too many movies about this particular disorder but I’ve read a memoir where one girl made best friends with another girl who suffered from it. I enjoyed watching this bizarre and unique film.

What movies have you watched on Netflix recently?

XO, Hunida

42 thoughts on “Reviewing Some Films I Watched (On Netflix)

  1. I actually haven’t even seen any of these movies on my Netflix feed except for Dude. I thought about watching it, but I heard it’s not that good.

    I don’t like Chris Rock either. lol

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    1. Lol I don’t know if you’d like the movie DUDE. It’s kind of weird. And I’m glad I’m not the only one who doesn’t like him. Everyone else seems to think he’s so hilarious!

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    1. Hahah it’s very childish and all about teenage drama but you might like it. 😀 I’ll definitely check out Doctor Foster when I’m done watching my current series, you’re the second person to suggest that one to me! Thank you!

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  2. I always struggle finding good movies to watch on Netflix, so I’m glad I read this post! I’ll have to try out some of these, esp Welcome to Me. It sounds really good!

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  3. Netflix sometimes has some real good movies! I really want to watch that 6 Balloons now lol. And I still enjoy watching high school movies and shows, takes me back to a simpler time 😂

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    1. I know! It seems like there’s new movies on there every time I open up the app on my TV! I can’t keep up haha. I think you’d really like 6 Balloons! It’s not that long either! If you do watch it, I’d love to hear your thoughts. 😀

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      1. Right? I’ll look on the app just to add movies and shows to my list, but it’s so long right now 😂 I definitely need a movie night, and that movie is one I’ll for sure watch 🙂 I may do my own Netflix movie mini reviews if I do lol!

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  4. I cannot believe I haven’t heard of any of these movies. But then again I haven’t been on Netflix as much lately. Trying to cut down screen time for the whole family cause it’s not good for kids lol.
    Anyway, the Adam Sandler movie I’d be interested in watching but I’m with you, not a huge fan of Chris Rock, though I used to be.
    I also would love to watch 6 Balloons, sounds interesting and I’d probably feel the same way about Seth lol.
    And… the movie with Kirsten Wiig, I love her, I think she’s super hilarious, I’ll have to find that movie and watch it.

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    1. Gosh, Netflix adds new content so often. It’s hard to keep up with. I had never heard of any of these movies before I watched them either haha. I just randomly chose them.
      Yeah I can’t stand Chris Rock. What made you stop being a fan of his?
      Ah 6 Balloons was heart-breaking, but you’d like it I think. I’m glad I’m not the only one who roots for the “unsaveable” characters.
      YES!! Kristen Wiig is definitely hilarious!! I love her as Gilly on SNL so much hahahah.

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      1. I wish I had all the time in the world to binge watch Netflix with Alex like the good old days lol.
        I don’t remember why I stopped liking him. I mean, to begin with he wasn’t even my favorite comedian lol. It was like, some jokes were okay, but others were not funny. And idk, as I discovered more and more comedians, I saw the difference between them and him and how well the others executed their jokes, so. Maybe that lol.

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  5. Dude keeps popping up and I love Lucy Hale from PLL so I may watch it.

    I had a love/hate with The Week of. It started off good and then it died but I was already an hour invested and was like okay fine… And the ending was nice.

    I recently watched The Kissing Booth. I recommend it if you’re into the best friend likes the brother of the best friend. And the brother actually likes the best friend. And with a series of events that start at a kissing booth = young love. I really can’t say more because it will legit give it away

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    1. I actually never watched PLL! Lol yeah, I didn’t completely pay attention to The Week Of, to be honest. 😛 But yeah, I thought the ending was super sweet!
      I saw The Kissing Booth! I I’m def gonna watch it now that you recommended it, thank you!! ❤

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      1. 😯 I’m giving you the same face everyone gave me when I said I didn’t watch PLL. I hated it at first to be honest. I’d catch an episode here and there usually during a marathon before the next season started. Well one day I watched like 5 in a row and was like okay it isn’t bad lol but I was so confused so I went back and started from the beginning and caught up in time for the following season to premiere. Lol I’ve had some serious in depth conversations about that show

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        1. Yeah my sister watched it so I watched a few episodes with her but I can’t pay attention to the same people for that long. I honestly didn’t finish the Gossip Girl series nor 90210… none of it. I get bored. 😛 I did watch all of Desperate Housewives though oh and One Tree Hill!
          Maybe I’ll try PLL from beginning to end… and all of the others from the beginning again someday. ;D

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            1. Desperate Housewives never got boring for me! I’m bored on Episode 8 of season 2 of thirteen reasons why. I don’t know how i’ll finish it!! It’s boring me but I want Bryce to go to prison!!! I’m about to just watch the last episode LOL.

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                  1. Lol it’s fine. Confuse me with another blogger 😝 but no I may watch it… from what I’ve heard I need to watch without tiny human person. Soooo I can watch it in like 10 years when she doesn’t cling to me lol

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                    1. Lol ahh!! I’m so sorry!

                      But yes, I agree. No tiny humans!! It’ll probably have more seasons and depth by the time you can watch it so maybe it’ll be better to wait. 🙂

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