Balloons on a Bookmark Scientific Evaluation:
Awesome Actors: 10/25
Ya Ya from ANTM. That, friends, is AWESOME.
One of those movies that doesn’t actually have plot where the charters are trying to get from point A to point B… more just observations about people in an interesting circumstance. Points for good characters that are easy to keep track of.
Ugly Cry: 0/25
Visual Appeal: 20/25
The house and backyard? Amazing.
I remember reading the review in People last summer (I’m that sophisticated, folks) and thinking it was nice to hear about a solid movie, but the plot didn’t intrigue me enough to run out and see it.
Lingering Thoughts: -5/10
The titular Kids are named Joni and Laser. Yes, Laser as in:
The story of how Joni got her name is given in great detail—even a (very) minor plot point.
No one mentions how Laser got his name, or even really questions it (“My what a wackadoodle name!”). This may haunt me for years.
Unexpected Expectations: 5/15
I was looking forward to a solid movie. It was solid; however, it wasn’t spectacular.
Movie Poster: 2/5
Meh. Serviceable and non spectacular. Much like the movie.
I used an old recipe to make Flourless Chocolate Walnut Cookies. Not bad, although regrettably sweet.
General Viewing Experience: 3/5
Thursday after work.
Overall Thoughts: 20/45
I’d say that as far as similar movies go (observations of unique situations and people), Country Strong was more interesting.