City Slickers (1991)

I really like this movie. It’s a solid classic. It’s not the most amazing movie in the world but it has a great amount of humor and some heartwarming moments. I think Billy Crystal has great comedic timing and is just the perfect about of snarky. Jack Palance is awesome in this and is a perfect cowboy. It was weird seeing little tiny Jake Gyllenhaal as Crystal’s son. Daniel Stern stole the whole show in my opinion. The part where he goes crazy with the gun and then silently sits in his tent is epic. I love the little calf ‘Norman’. He’s so cute! I just think this movie is very low key and fun. I should check out the sequel next.

79/100

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When Harry Met Sally… (1989)

I’m glad they met and that I got to meet them through this film. This is probably one of the more sweet romantic comedies that I’ve seen. It isn’t terribly interesting all the time and it is a bit formulaic but I think there are two things that really shine. The first is the conversations. I love how much dialogue this film has, I feel like a fly on the wall listening to this budding couple come together. The second thing I loved was the interviews of real couples who have been together for a long, long time. All there stories were so different but had one similar component. They were madly in love with each other. The last thing I’d like to mention is the chemistry between Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal was pretty great and I just loved that scene in the diner with Meg Ryan faking it and the old lady saying “I’ll have what she’s having”. Classic! I’m glad I finally got to see this, a very sweet and interesting movie.

87/100

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When Harry Met Sally… (1989)

The Princess Bride (1987)

No more rhyming, I mean it! Anybody want a peanut? Just one of the many quotable lines and that’s why this film shines. Cary Elwes was really cool, while the beauteous Robin Wright as Princess Buttercup makes us drool. Fred Savage may have not liked the kissing, but with Rob Reiner’s direction, nothing was missing. I really enjoyed Many Patinkin, a lot more than watching vampires get mowed down by Abraham Lincoln. There were Giants, Miracle Workers, and six fingered men, it’s just as good of a movie today as it was back then.

100/100

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The Princess Bride (1987)

Monsters University

Going to college can be scary. Especially if you are a stubby little eyeball man with Billy Crystal’s voice. I thought this movie was awesome! It had a Revenge of the Nerds theme to it that I just loved. The jokes were spot on, I was rolling out of my chair laughing. The voice work was great especially from the Monsters, Inc. veterans. The whole story was a great set-up leading to the original. The ending was even so surprising that I didn’t guess that was the way it would end. Check this out.

93/100

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Monsters University (2013)

Parental Guidance

This was a cute family movie. Yeah, it did rely heavily on making jokes about old people trying to figure out new things. I also think that this movie does point out how different parenting has become. Where as Billy Crystal’s character is used to saying no to children, Marisa Tomei’s character uses words like “think about the consequences or use your words” so when the movie was being frustrating with parenting methods, there were some light and cute moments that make you laugh and smile.

78/100

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