Things are looking up for Jennifer Lawrence in the latest poster for David O. Russell's Joy, a drama that chronicles one woman's life from age 10 to 40 that also stars fellow Russell favorites Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro.
Movie 1: The Revenant (2015). My rating: 3.5/5. Stunning scenery, fantastic directing, believable and unique characters, great acting, and yet the whole thing is incredibly unpleasant. That was one of the goals, I guess! I didn't feel that it was the plot that redeemed it, but the way that the beauty and power of nature was captured.
What I love about the movie the most is its message: To Have Courage and Be Kind. Cinderella and her Prince embody characteristics we wish we have, and I left the theater determined to be a better person, however hokey it sounds. Some cynics may want a darker twisted fairytale, but I think in our world today we need happily-ever-afters more than ever before. Cinderella brings hope and awakens the child inside all of us, prompting us to see things not as they are, but as they could be.