by julie on December 31, 2001
Disclaimer: I can’t guarantee all of these were released in 2001, I just watched them in 2001.
Bridget Jones’s Diary. Brilliant fun from start to finish. Not one bad performance from the whole lot.
Someone Like You. A healthy dose of that most elusive movie ingredient: chemistry.
St. Ives. Wonderful blend of literature and film. You must buy this movie straight away.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Prefer ballet over martial arts? Then you’ll love this movie as much as I did.
Chocolat. This movie didn’t gain so much Oscar appeal for any reason. Every moment of the movie is a delight to watch.
Mansfield Park. Not a new release. Based on Jane Austen’s novel. They took a LOT of liberty with this one, but I think the outcome speaks for itself.
Finding Forrester. The relationship between Sean Connery and Rob Brown’s characters make the silly secondary stories and characters forgivable.
Sunshine. This movie tackles a subject so vast that even three hours is not enough to contain it. But, the result is still entertaining and thought provoking.
Almost Famous. There are some moments in this movie that make you wonder what kind of guy Cameron Crowe must be. It’s a feel-good movie and it will stay with you like your own memories do.
The Game. (Micheal Douglas, Sean Penn.) A little belated, I know. Don’t ask me what took us so long to check this one out. What a ride. I love a movie that keeps you guessing right up to the end.
Saving Grace. Another great performance by Brenda Blethyn. Only this time you don’t need subtitles to understand her accent.
Happy Texas. I have a confession. I bought this movie. I think it’s hysterical, without being over the top. Plus, Jeremy Northam is in it, so there you have it.