A Reason to Believe (1995)

This movie may sound like a Christmas film with its title but it’s actually about campus date-rape. Yes, the film does delve into feminist theory but it does a pretty good job of showing both sides of the issue on this touchy subject. I mainly watched this movie for Holly Marie Combs from Charmed (she’s one of my favorites) but I really did like Allison Smith from the West Wing as the lead character. The main frat guys are incredibly unlikable and you’ll find yourself getting pretty mad at several of the characters in this film. Some of the acting is spotty and it does reek of 90’s-ness (bad baggy clothing and all). It does have a good moral and it keeps you watching as you aren’t sure whether people are going to believe the main character or not.

65/100

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A Reason to Believe (1995)

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Neighbors (2014)

Hello neighbor! I really liked this movie. Yeah, it’s a bit crude at times, ok a lot crude… but man I laughed hard during this film. This wasn’t a breakout role for Rogen or anything, he just does what he does well… playing a pot smoking lovable guy. At least this time they throw him into the role of a parent trying to find out how to do the whole parenting thing. I loved Rose Byrne in this and I think she stole the whole show, the scene at the party where she tries to break the couple up was epic and I loved that she was using her actual accent for once. All the frat boys like Efron, Mintz-Plasse and Franco were all pretty funny. The flooded basement scene made me laugh until my stomach hurt. The movie is really strong through 2/3 of the film… the final chapter drags a little bit but I loved the sweet ending. If you don’t mind some dirty humor, this movie is great.

85/100

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