• Movie Review

    Crazy About Her (2021)

    Crazy About Her (Spanish: Loco por ella) is a Spanish romantic comedy. It takes the familiar story of a guy meeting a girl for a one-night stand but unwittingly falling in love with her and goes in search to win her. In this case, the girl is a resident of a psychology wellness centre – and that’s where a good chunk of the story happens. It starts off as usual but as it progresses it turned out to be entertaining. Gets a Mangoidiots rating of ‘Raw’. Available on Netflix. The lead pair Álvaro Cervantes as Adri and Susana Abaitua as Carla have done their roles well, they made the movie…

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    Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001)

    I may probably be the last person in his forties to have watched Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001) for the first time in 2021. In the past, I have often heard about this romantic comedy which has been called a cult classic and a British culture icon by Wikipedia. The film stars Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth and Hugh Grant. The movie is available on both Netflix and Amazon Prime Video and you can’t miss it. In her 30s and sadly single, Bridget Jones (Renée Zellweger) is working in a dead-end job as public relations officer in a London publishing firm. To get over her loneliness and hopelessness Bridget starts writing a…

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    In Family I Trust (2019)

    In Family I Trust (2019) is a Spanish romantic comedy that is available on Netflix. The familiar story of a lady professional getting heartbroken returning to her hometown to be with her loving family has been told warmly by Director Patricia Font. It was a fun movie to watch and gets a mangoidiots rating of ‘Raw’. Life has been going good for the young Bea, a steady boyfriend who has recently asked her to marry him, and a successful architect career. Then she discovers he had cheated on her. In a bit of rage, she gets herself fired and comes to her mother living in a small town. Her mother…

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    Alice (2019)

    Many artists around the world, in many languages, have written heart-wrenching stories about women getting into (not those who are trafficked) the oldest profession due to utter despair in order to earn a living and save their loved ones.  Alice (2019), an award-winning French film is a modern-day, realistic version of this. The film was not about being sensual, but about the hardships and struggles faced by Alice, the Protoganist who was a loving and caring wife being cheated by her husband both financially and in their marriage. It is available on Kanopy. Married to a hard-working manager in a firm who is also a writer, Alice with a young…

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    Notorious (1946)

    If I tell you a film that was made 75 years ago, that too, a spy drama will be a fantastic watch even today, you will find it hard to believe. But, it certainly was how I felt when I watched Alfred Hitchcock‘s Notorious (1946) – the movie kept me thoroughly engaged – every frame remains relevant and hasn’t got outdated – a timeless classic of the genre. Immediately after World War II, in 1946, a wealthy American is convicted as a Nazi spy and his daughter feels abandoned. Noticing that she unlike her father is a patriot, an American intelligence agency recruits her to infiltrate a German secret mission…