Leslie’s Notes: My 14-year-old daughter, Sara, really wanted to see this movie when it came out on my birthday, but we didn’t see it until two weeks later, after we saw both the new Harold and Kumar movie and Jack and Jill with Adam Sandler playing twins, a male and a female. I figured that we needed at little Shakespeare to balance out those two comedies! This movie is an intense drama, but it also has good production value, including filming locations in Germany that looks like England in the 1600s. Another interesting fact is that Vanessa Redgrave plays an older Queen Elizabeth in the movie and her own daughter, Joely Richardson, plays the younger Queen Elizabeth.
Release Date: Friday, November 11, 2011
Leslie’s Notes: Oh. My. Gosh! What was Adam Sandler thinking when he agreed to make this movie? And did Al Pacino lose some kind of bet? Why does Katie Holmes look like she is in a trance during the entire movie? This movie has a few funny scenes and many cameo appearances by different celebrities. Some you will recognize right away, and others you won’t! Toward the end of the movie, the family goes on a Caribbean Christmas Cruise, and Sara told me that it was filmed on an actual cruise ship, right after our family went on a 2010 Caribbean Christmas Cruise too!
This movie has received a lot of bad reviews, but my 14-year-old daughter really loved it!
And the second one involves a scene where someone says something to the character, Kumar, about working at the White House. Sara told while we were watching the movie that the actor really did work at the White House, so I looked it up on IMDB and read that actor Kal Penn accepted a position as the associate director in the White House’s Office of Public Liaison and Intergovernmental Affairs on April 7, 2009.
I have included a spoiler about this movie, but I listed it at the end of this blog in case some people don’t want to know!
|One of my favorite picture’s of Darren taken by Sara!
Look! It’s a picture of Taylor with Lea Michele (Rachel) from Glee!