One thing I love to do while wasting my time and energy scrolling browsing through on Facebook, was finding out a beautiful random indie movie. When I saw this 2013 independent Indian movie trailer last week, I knew I had to watch it.
“Sometimes the wrong train will get you to the right station.” ~ Shaikh, The Lunchbox
The Lunchbox was one of those movies showing us another part of the world that rarely been seen: the hustling and bustling life of Mumbai, India. Something they wouldn’t show in typical hollywood movies.
The movie started with Ila, a wife and a young mother of primary-schooled-age daughter, hired a delivery service (who claimed using a Harvard system which impossible to make a delivery mistake) to send out lunchbox for her husband at work, as recommended by a neighbour – an older woman whom she called only as “Aunty”. And guess what, the lunchbox was delivered to the wrong person.
Ila knows very well that her husband never appreciates her cooking skill and always busy with work – suddenly found out the lunchbox was empty. So she braved herself up by saying thank you on a piece of paper, to whom ever finished up her lunchbox and appreciate her food. From then on, the letters keep exchanging everyday and getting personal and meaningful as revealing each other’s private lives.
Scored 97% on Rotten Tomatoes and 7.8/10 from IMDb, I would def give 🐸🐸🐸🐸🐸 out of 5 for the beautiful ‘accidental’ love story.
I have a very strong urge to review this 2019 Turkish movie called “7 Koğuştaki Mucize” (Miracle in Cell Number 7).
As some of us already know, this was an adaptation of a 2013 Korean movie called “7번방의 선물”; 7beonbangui Seonmul, which also means the same. It was based on the real-life story of a man who was tortured and pleaded guilty under duress to the rape and murder of a 9-year-old girl on September 27, 1972 in Chuncheon, Korean, before being finally exonerated in November 2008.
But personally trying to avoid watching too much K-dramas, I opted for Turkish version instead.
Beginning of the story reminds me of an old well-known western movie, I Am Sam, by Sean Penn. Mehmet, an autistic man who was just trying to live a simple life while raising his young smart daughter together with his very old grandmother in a village. He was then wrongfully accused of murdering a 7-year-old girl, daughter of a highest ranking military commander, and imprisoned despite his mental disability. Staying with several criminals in the same cell room was a very challenging life for Mehmet. But like the title of this movie; miracle does exist.
This is a beautiful pure love story between a father and a daughter, everyday struggles for an autistic man, challenges along the way, trust, friendship, betrayal, fear, laugh, tears, etc.
Scored 84% on Rotten Tomatoes and 8.2/10 from IMDb, I would def give 🐸🐸🐸🐸🐸 out of 5 for the overall emotional rush.
This movie is based on a true event happened in India; baby Pihu who just celebrated her 2 years old birthday the night before, woke up in the morning with her mom was sleeping next to her. Little did she know, her mom will never woke up again. While her dad, was out to another city, Pihu left alone with all the 2-years-old horror at home; burning iron board, gas stove on, locked in the fridge, and many more. This probably one of the most horror movie I’ve ever saw.
This is 2017 movie with 67% score from rotten tomatoes and 6.7/10 from imdb. For me this movie deserves 🐸🐸🐸🐸🐸 out of 5.
An outstanding drama about a special family and beautiful friendship; with a lot of challenges in their life. I love how all the people in this movie have good characters to help each others, to make their life more meaningful, to ease their challenges. The actors and actresses are good in acting and interactions. Definitely big thumbs up from me.
Set in the Texas Hill Country, “This Is Where We Live” is a portrait of the Sutton family: Diane, while ignoring her own health issues, is caregiver to her son August, who has cerebral palsy, and her husband, who is in the early stages of Alzheimer’s. Overburdened, she hires Noah, a local handyman, to build a wheelchair ramp up the front steps to the family home. August observes Noah working, and through dinner with the family. Diane notices their connection, and stops Noah as he leaves to ask if he could use some money helping out with August. The friendship that Noah and August forge has a ripple effect; life makes unexpected turns for those around them, and forces Noah to confront his past.
This is 2013 movie with 88% score from rotten tomato and 7.7/10 from imdb. For me this movie deserves 🐸🐸🐸🐸🐸 out of 5.
It’s been a while since the last time I did a movie review found a beautiful random movie on Youtube worth to write a review. And this time I found a very touching movie called The Japanese Wife.
The first thing I love about this movie is how the actor and actress are using their own English accents – Indians use English in their Hindi accents and Japanese use their Japanglish. They didn’t try to look like they mastered their English and as someone whose English is not my mother tongue – I found this brilliant.
This unique love story started a bit slow – how Miyagi, a young Japanese girl, made a pen pal with Snehamoy, an Indian boy, through a magazine. It was amazing how years gone by and they were still good friends – this story line somehow relates so much for me as I still have few pen pals whom I met years back and sometimes we still chat via app. Only on this movie they don’t have smart phones.
The story continues from exchanging gifts from each other countries to exchanged marriage vows and how they are everyday struggling by not seeing each other and finally there were the “third party” who was supposed to challenge their marriage.
I didn’t expect the sad ending though. But there you go. It was surely not easy to have long distance relationship. Every little things are challenges. And all challenges will eventually not bring happiness.
This is 2010 movie with 84% score from rotten tomatoes and 7.6/10 from imdb. For me this movie deserves 🐸🐸🐸🐸🐸 out of 5.
This is a simple yet complicated non-romantic J-drama I randomly found from viki. The movie is about a woman who looks back on her family’s life in Tokyo before and during world war II, between 1930s and 1940s, which based on novel “Chiisai Ouchi” by Kyoko Nakajima (published May, 2010 by Bungeishunjū Ltd.). This novel is the 2010 winner of the Naoki Prize.
The story goes like this;
Prior to World War II, in a little house with a red triangular roof in Tokyo, Taki works as a housemaid. The family that lives in the little house consists of 3 members: the husband who works at a toy company, his beautiful wife Tokiko and their five year old son Kyoichi. Taki longs for her employer Tokiko. The husband then hires a young art school graduate named Shoji Itakura. Tokiko and Taki are both excited by the man’s artistic talents. Meanwhile, the war situation deteriorates as well as the relationships in the little house.
This is 2014 movie with 87% score from rotten tomatoes and 7.3/10 from imdb. For me this movie deserves 🐸🐸🐸🐸🐸 out of 5.
What I like about this movie was the ordinary yet catchy story line which tells about a daily life in an old Japan – the woman were still wearing yukata in a wooden house with tatami and shōji door. The woman were very polite, the maid was very loyal and respectful to her master.
This is that kind of historical yet simple movie you could enjoy during a lazy weekend on a rainy days where you have no where to go and your couch was simply too comfy. Sadly I couldn’t find the full movie on YouTube. However please “Click More” to enjoy the trailer; Read more ›
I found this movie on YouTube when I was randomly looking for a nice drama to kill my boring weekend (my flu kept me on my condo nights after work and during weekend as well!). 3 days after I watched this movie, I watched it again and some scenes still make me smirk and some other scenes make my eyes teary. Even though I usually not fond with romantic drama, but this movie has a unique story line; easy to follow and not boring at all. The library scene was obviously the best. (/∇＼*)｡o○♡
The story starts with a troubled teenager named Rio sells herself as a sex worker to buy herself expensive stuffs. She then met a suicidal middle-aged man with same family name as hers. They both fell in love with each other’s faults. As the story goes on, the man needs a surgery that would probably erase his memory. Their first met during rainy days and this movie also ends with rainy days. Seems like “rain” is essential to find love? (ღ˘⌣˘ღ)
This is highly recommended movie!
Some generous fella posted the soundtrack on YouTube !! Simple melodies like this are work best whenever I need some design ideas at work!ありがとうございます!! (｡･ω･｡)ﾉ♡
This is 2009 movie with 88% score from MyDramaList and 7.1/10 from imdb. For me this movie deserves 🐸🐸🐸🐸🐸 out of 5.