Friday, September 28, 2007

You've Got Mail - My most favourite movie of all time.

*You've Got Mail* is a movie about sentiments and emotions. The story is very simple: A man and a woman who are rivals in business and are enemy are actually lovers over the internet without knowing the real identity and how they get together is the movie. This is the second movie in which Tom Hanks-Meg Ryan-Nora Ephron joins to give a romantic comedy movie. It is Nora Ephron's style to take a very simple story and make the movie a good one with the help of screenplay and brilliant acting.

Joe Fox (Tom Hanks) and Kathleen Kelly (Meg Ryan) are friends over the internet by the name NY152 and ShopGirl respectively and they almost fall in love with each other due to their natural charm. But Joe Fox puts Kathleen Kelly out of her book business with his multi story book shop with stunning discounts, without knowing that she is his friend ShopGirl. Kathleen asks business advices to Joe over the internet without saying any specifics.

But whatever she does, she is not able to recover and she tends to close the shop. She wants to meet NY152 to get consoled and NY152 eagerly agrees to meet his ShopGirl. When he goes to the spot he comes to know that ShopGirl in Kathleen. He understands that if he reveals his identity then itself, she will surely ditch him to have put her out of business, and he could never get any chance to make her love him. So, he does not reveal his identity to her then and leaves the spot.

So then onwards Joe meets Kathleen as Joe itself and try to get a place in her heart. How he does that? How he makes her to forgive him? How he develops friendship with her as Joe also. How he makes her to love him, as Joe, instead of NY152? And how Kathleen reacts when she comes to know that Joe is NY152? Is the rest of the movie.

The music in the movie is excellent and it has about ten background songs, all being excellent. The climax song in which Kathleen comes to know about Joe, is a masterpiece. I could not help, I always get goose flesh in the climax because of the song and Meg Ryan's acting. By always, I mean all the 35+ times I have seen this movie. This is a movie which worth watching many times. Click here to watch a small trailer and here to see the last dialogue of the movie.

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Cellular - Non Stop Thrill!

Cellular is a movie, which starts at one point does not stop until the movie ends. The whole movie is about a guy's 5-6 hours of life. How much a missed call can mess your life, is the story. The story turns out to be simple: A guy, Ryan (Chris Evans) , gets an anonymous call and the caller, Jessica (Kim Basinger) says that she was kidnapped and that she will die if he does not give his cell phone to the police.

The interesting part is that, the phone from which she makes the call is shattered and there is no guarantee that she will get a valid line one more time. Not believing her for some time Ryan makes sarcastic remarks on her but soon comes to know of the real danger. Not knowing what he is going to face he willingly starts to help her.

The situations turn out to make him a robber and a criminal. How he fights to make way for his pursue of saving an unknown family becomes the rest of the story. Despite the simple story, the screenplay is extremely well manipulated (of course there are some logical mistakes which we should not care. For example, Ryan steals a security guard's car but does not face any problem or chase from the cops) that it will keep us in the verge of our seats.

I particularly like this kind of movie that has so rapid storyline development. This is a movie which is worth watching at least once. Click here to watch the trailer and here to see one of my favorite dialogues in this movie. Watch the movie and let me know your comments.