*These are just my opinions, nobody has paid me, unfortunately, to comment on these films!
Can someone please tell me when movies got so long. Over the Christmas holidays, I saw American Hustle and The Wolf of Wall Street. Both were really good acting in complex roles and had some funny moments, but I think what took away from both these "acclaimed" films, were how long they were!! With previews, they were over 3 hours.
Jennifer Lawrence made me smile a lot throughout American Hustle. Even though she plays a dysfunctional character, she always has that presence that makes you want to be best friends with her...even when she's macking on mobsters, getting high of the fumes of her nail polish and drinking one too many glasses of wine.
I am not sure if my bladder is getting more overactive, I am becoming more ADHD or my bones are just getting more crochety but these 3 hour previews + movie deals are not my cup of tea. Whatever happened to the 90 minute rom com, you guys? If I can tell that I am sitting in the theater too long, the movie is too long. I didn't have a problem in Catching Fire or last year's Zero Dark Thirty because the movie's events captivated me so much. I didn't have as much time to realize I wanted to pee my pants.
Additionally, I instantly had issues with both movies because they both condoned cheating in committed relationships. They somewhat formed the plot, but it still bothered me. Well, they didn't necessary condone it, but it was done a bit non-chalantly for my taste. I liked how Wolf actually showed some repercussions for such behavior...sort of.
All in all: Keep movies short and sweet or you're gonna lose audiences, movie producers! I am definitely going to check the times on the next movie I spend money on. I can't spend my meager earnings on over three hours that leave me depressed due to humanity's shortcomings in addition to low blood sugar. Sheesh.
Happy Monday everyone.