Director: Martin Scorsese
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Martin Sheen, Alec Baldwin
Reason for watching: This was the Oscar winner last year and we hadn't seen it yet, plus I love the entire line-up of actors in this.
Comments: This was an absolutely awesome movie. It was so intense; I was on the edge of my seat the entire movie. The suspense of who was going to find out about the other first throughout the whole movie was thrilling. At the beginning of the movie I guessed what was going to happen to one of the characters but at the end when it did happen I was still shocked. Then the twists just kept piling up and it was stunning. I have a really easy time figuring out how books and movies are going to end so when I find one that shocks me I am delighted. I really want to watch this again and will probably buy the DVD sometime. Leonardo DiCaprio was really wonderful in this. I'm actually more a fan of Matt Damon than DiCaprio, but I think he was just brilliant in this role. Highly recommend!
We have also watched with the 7yo recently:
Superman III (library) - I actually enjoyed this. It is the least popular of the original Superman movies but I like it just as well. I think that Christopher Reeve was a perfect Superman. Richard Pryor is also quite funny in this. The 7yo loved it.
Happy Feet (library) - This didn't impress me at all. It was fun listening to Elijah Wood as the main character but other than that quite boring. The music was good though. The 7yo says he liked it but it hasn't left any lasting impression on him.