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Bucketlist #57. Watch 50 movies! (21/25)

This year, I want to watch at least 50 movies that I haven’t seen before. This is part three, movies number  21 – 25. Also check out my 2012 movies nr. 1-5, 6-10, 11-15 and 16-20 for movie ideas!
Please note: The descriptions I used are from the Internet Movie Database.

Film 21 / 50  ’Take me home’  8 June 2012
Comedy / Romance 2011, IMDB Rating: 6.0
Description: In New York City, Thom is broke and jobless, illegally working as a taxi driver just to make some quick cash to try and pay his rent. Claire is a successful business-woman, but personally she’s in shambles trying to recover from a bump in her marriage and then comes the phone call that her distant father is in the hospital. Not knowing what to do, Claire hops in Thom’s cab and orders him to just drive. And so he does. The duo find themselves in Pennsylvania and make the rash decision to drive across the country. On the road to California, there are many detours, as the obstacles and secrets force them to learn about themselves and each other.
My opinion:  I finished watching the whole movie, but it’s not one of world class. It’s not the kind of movie that makes you laugh out loud, makes you cry or touches you. It’s a movie to just watch and don’t think too much. Very predictable.
Film 22 / 50  Loverboy‘  12 June 2012
Drama 2003, IMDB Rating: 6.2
Description: Denise is unsatisfied with her life when she meets the charming Michael. He spoils her with luxuries and romance. Denise falls for him and thinks he’s the perfect guy, until he asks her to sleep with his friend for money.
My opinion:
It’s a Dutch movie, which I always find pretty shitty, but I do like the subject of the movie and I think it’s good people are warned about these things. Not a great movie, but good enough to keep watching.

Film 23 / 50  Intouchables‘ 5 July 2012
Drama / Comedy 2012, IMDB Rating 8.6
Description: A rich quadriplegic, living in a mansion in Paris, requires a live-in carer. A young offender turns up for an interview, but he is not really looking to get the job. However, to his surprise, he is hired. The two men then develop a close friendship.
My opinion: A very well deserved 8.6! One of the best movies I’ve seen in a very long time! I laughed my arse off watching this movie, fantastic actors (and the Senegalese dude is not bad looking at for a few hours), very touching story.
If there’s a movie you MUST SEE, it’s gotta be this one!

Film 24 / 50  ’Mirror Mirror‘  30 August 2012
Comedy /Drama / Adventure 2012, IMDB Rating: 5.6

Description: After a beloved King vanishes, his ruthless wife seizes control of the kingdom and keeps her beautiful 18-year-old stepdaughter, Snow White, hidden away in the palace. But when the princess attracts the attention of a charming and wealthy visiting prince, the jealous Queen banishes the girl to a nearby forest. Taken in by a band of rebellious but kindhearted dwarfs, Snow White blossoms into a brave young woman determined to save her country from the Queen. With the support of her new friends, she roars into action to reclaim her birthright and win back her Prince in this magical adventure comedy that will capture the hearts and imaginations of audiences the world over.
My opinion: Wel.. you don’t want to compare this movie to a fantastic movie like Intouchables, but Mirror Mirror is entertaining for a lazy Sunday. (or long planeride..!)  Some funny moments make the movie still nice to watch.


Film 25 / 50Savages’ 20 September 2012
Crime / Drama / Thriller 2012, IMDB Rating 6.8

Description: Entrepreneurs Ben, a peaceful and charitable marijuana producer, and friend Chon, a former Navy SEAL, run a lucrative, homegrown industry – raising some of the best weed ever developed. They also share a one-of-a-kind love with Ophelia. Life is idyllic in their Southern California town… until the Mexican Baja Cartel decides to move in and demands that the trio partners with them. When the merciless head of the BC, Elena and her enforcer, Lado, underestimate the unbreakable bond of the three friends, Ben and Chon – with the reluctant assistance of a dirty DEA agent – wage a seemingly unwinnable war against the cartel. And so begins a series of increasingly vicious ploys and maneuvers in a high stakes, savage battle of wills.
My opinion:  Pretty good movie. The movie has funny bits (and horrifying ones!) and the story is quite entertaining. The only thing is, it’s such a loooong movie! I think they could’ve cut quite a few parts of the film, this way you kind of lose focuss. But on the other hand.. 2,5 hours of looking at Aaron Taylor-Johnson is not all that bad 😀

The waiting game..

The waiting game..

As you might have read in my blog about Dutch Habits, in Holland we are very fond of making appointments. Not only work-related ones, but with everything. Appointments with friends, family, doctors, hairdressers, the mailman, our dogs and anyone who you could possibly make an appointment with are sceduled in your agendas days or even weeks before the actual event. Our agendas often have daily timetables, so we can scedule exactly from what time until what time we can have lunch with a friend or get our new haircut. In Holland the appointments are fixed, don’t you dare to stop by other than the sceduled appointment, we won’t let you in. But do notice tht if we have an appointment sceduled, unless you’re dying from a terrible decease, you can’t cancel less than 24 hours beforehand. Also we like to be on time and expect others to do the same.
Unfortunately I have a gift for arriving exactly ten minutes late, which my Dutch friends can’t always appreciate. That I do send a message that I will be late, doesn’t make up for the fact that they’re waiting alone in a bar for ages. I do feel sorry and I honestly try to be on time next time, but I just always manage to leave the house at the moment we were suppose to meet. Nothing works, I’ve tried to turn back my watch and all the clocks in the house, but I then tell myself I have a bit of extra time because of this very fact.

Since September I live in Slovakia with a group of Scandinavians, Irish, English, Israeli and Greeks and it turns out my ten minutes late means two hours early in Slovakia. Last January I held my birthdayparty. I told everyone (ofcourse a week before the actual date) that it was going to be at eight, so we could have a nice dinner together. Not having eaten all day to save up and two hours after the set time, I was starting to get starving and worried noone would come to my party. My landlady, who I invited at 8.30 was probably wondering the same thing. When people finally arrived at 10.30, I had already started on eating the potatoes and my landlady was drunk. Here I’m the one who’s waiting, and it sucks. If I’d get a euro for every minute I have to wait here, I’d be able to buy a rolex at this stage. Just have to make sure to turn it back ten minutes when I get home. 😉

Lots of love,smiles and happiness,