A very, well, sunshiny movie — 6 years ago
I knew I’d love this movie as soon as I heard the title (on a Threadless loves competition too, always a good sign). Sadly, it wasn’t shown in theaters here in Québec City so I had to wait for the DVD. When I heard that it was nominated for Best Picture, I was overwhelmed with joy … even without seeing it!
With all those expectations, I guess one could presume I’d be disappointed, but of course, I wasn’t. The movie was fresh, not like I’d thought it’d be, and both my boyfriend and I truly enjoyed it (for once!). I’d watch it again with pleasure. It’s telling a message without shoving it down your throat.
The DVD itself is okay – it’s always nice to have both options of ratio (I’m a widescreen gal, but my boyfriend’s TV is so small that even I prefer fullscreen). The bonus are… well, a bit disappointing. I thought the music video did not fit the movie. The four alternate endings were funny but repeated themselves a bit – and the real one was of course the best. There is two commentaries, which is great, but I don’t like commentaries so much personally ;) But I understand they were on a tight budget and did not have so much time for other extras.
Anyway, in general, it’s a great movie and I recommend it to everybody.