Sigh … I wish Anne Hathaway would go back to doing fun comedies … You know, like ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ and ‘Get Smart.’ I understand why she mixes in movies like ‘Rachel Getting Married’ and ‘Love and Other Drugs,’ but that doesn’t mean I have to like it. I don’t like Dark Anne. I like Light Anne.
Emma (Anne Hathaway) and Dexter (Jim Sturgess) meet on the night of their college graduation – July 15, 1988. She is a working-class girl of principle and ambition who dreams of making the world a better place. He is a wealthy charmer who dreams that the world will be his playground.
For the next two decades, every July 15 reveals to us how “Em” and “Dex” are faring, as their friendship ebbs and flows with the passing of the years. Through love and loss, heartbreak and success, hopes fulfilled and dreams shattered, they experience the grandeur of life. Somewhere along their journey, these two people realize that what they are searching and hoping for has been there for them all along.
I feel like there should be a “blah blah blah” at the end of that. And I also feel kind of tired just reading it, so I’m not sure how I’ll fare sitting through the movie. And really, after reading the synopsis, I don’t even have to see the movie to know how it turns out.
But the movie has some things going for it. For one thing, it’s directed by Lone Scherfig, who helmed the Oscar-nominated film ‘[amazon_link id=”B002ONC9NM” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]An Education[/amazon_link].’ It also stars Patricia Clarkson,which immediately makes me want to see it. Big fan.
And I do like Jim Sturgess, who has a diverse collection of films to his credit, including ‘[amazon_link id=”B004APVI1G” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole[/amazon_link],’ ’21,’ and ‘[amazon_link id=”B000ZLFALS” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Across the Universe[/amazon_link].’
On the plus side, Hathaway has ‘Get Smart 2’ and ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ coming out. Can’t wait to see her as Catwoman.