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Sunday, November 15, 2009

A Movie Weekend

I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend.

I spent mine at the movie theater. Haha.

Now that the holiday season is drawing near, it seems a lot of really interesting movies are coming out.

On Saturday Kerrie and I saw "Coco Before Chanel." I think we were the last two girls in the world to see this film. It opened for us on Friday, but I know it has been playing everywhere else for a while now.



The movie was fantastic, which is not surprising considering Audrey Tautou played the main role. Kerrie and I knew the plot by heart because we have read numerous books ands and seen a few other movies about the fashion legend's life. But the movie still took our breath away.







After the movie, we took a long walk in the woods (out in the country) and then went to a friend's house for dinner.

This photo was taken around 2 a.m. We both were incredibly exhausted, but still managed to look fab. Hehe!



On Sunday my parents dragged took me to see 2012, the end-of-the-world blockbuster.

I'm not a big fan of cheesy action films, but I have to admit this movie wasn't terrible. It was visually stunning and the special effects were kind of incredible.

The acting, on the other hand, was not. The screenplay was also a joke. It was the most unrealistic movie I have ever seen in my life, with the worst comedic lines ever.









If you're interested in seeing the world coming to an end or just feel like you want it to, I definitely recommend this film.

Some other films I want to see in the next week: The Blind Side, Men Who Stare at Goats, and Precious.

What movies do you want to see?

83 comments:

Sydnie said...

I haven't yet seen "Coco Before Chanel", but I'm dying to! Now that I've read your review, I'll definately make it a point to watch it. Thank you!

Sydnie
www.takemeouttotherunway.blogspot.com
Enter my Chickdowntown giveaway now!

Barry said...

Yay, looks like I have the privilege of being the first to post. I hope no one beats me to it! :)

"If you're interested in seeing the world coming to an end or just feel like you want it to..."
You had me laughing my ass off at this line. You kill me Jen!

As for your 2am pic, sorry honey but I'm feeling a major deficiency of fabulousness here. In fact I think it went home to bed before this pic was taken. You guys look wasted, ha ha! It's pretty funny though how you're both so tired but trying to keep it together. So cute. I wouldn't expect anything less from either of you.

Tell Miss Kerrie I say "hi". That is if she isn't still sleeping. :)

Yeah, 2012 looks like another typical action blockbuster (wannabe?), with incredible effects masking a poor script and acting. Sad, 'cause I love Cusack.

As for what movies I want to see? I'm really not sure. You're not going to make me use my tiny man-brain, are you Jennifer?

Oh and as I explained to Leah, I've been pulling a fashion faux-pas this year. I often wear white socks around the house, and when I need to duck outside briefly (to take out the garbage etc.) I slip on my black sandals. Oh baby! Is there anything sexier than a man in white socks and black sandals? Eww!
That's me, your temporary fashion disaster. :)

Barry said...

Doh! Sydney beat me to it! Maybe next time...

Robin said...

How could I have not seen the Chanel movie yet??

I saw Men Who Stare at Goats, Couples Retreat and Pirate Radio. The first two were pretty good, but the third was AWESOME. Strongly recommend it!

Barry said...

Doh! And I spelled Sydnie's name wrong (sorry Sydnie). That's it, I'm going to bed.

Nighty night. :)

Mouthwash said...

I STILL HAVEN'T seen Coco Avant Chanel.. :( I need to see it. I love the photo of you and your friend. :)


Amber

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bryna said...

ooh i want to go to the movies!

Leah said...

I'm planning to watch 2012 this week... I'm not that keen on watching it, my kids watched over the weekend and I didn't join them. I was just amused because I heard them talking that the end of the world is so exciting. Ha? So I guess I have to watch it to find out what the heck is exciting about it.

And I was reading the comments section, saw Barry with his famous fashion faux pas. Hahaha! @barry, we are not perfect either.

Barry said...

Hey Leah! Maybe not, but when you have it all together it shows!

LAYNE said...

i have yet to see the coco chanel movie and i am eager to see it :)

have a great lay tomorrow!!

Lexy @ Quirky Explosion said...

I think I'm the last to see Coco Avant Chanel. Seeing that I haven't even seen it yet. I'll definitely have to put that on my "to-do" list. I really want to watch some of the summer movies, like 500 days of summer!

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C. said...

I haven't seen coco before chanel yet either!!! I'm dying all I've heard are good things :)

-xo, C.
http://owl-wings.blogspot.com

CMA said...

thanks for sharing darling
love it
glad you had a good weekend
and thanks for the sweet comments

-cma
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Lisa said...

I haven't seen either of those but I want to! If you see "Precious" let us know how it is...I have heard it is a VERY difficult movie to watch...not sure if I am that brave!

Sherin said...

I loced 'Coco Before Chanel'. I thought it was a brilliant movie. And I want to see 2012. I love end of the world movies, lol. I have no idea why though...
My bro is trying to force me to see Planet 51. Nope, he's not actually 5, but is 25!!
Oh and I love the pic of you two at 2am!

Christine L. said...

Aww, you guys are so lucky! I want to watch "Coco before Chanel"! I want to watch it badly. It's not yet in theaters here. :(

Christina Lee said...

I think Audrey Tatou is so gorgeous! sounds like ot was good (I haven't seen it!)

Phoebe Rose said...

I haven't see it either! I really want to, love these stills!

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daisychain said...

I still haven't seen Coco before Chanel, I'm getting it for christmas though :)

The Novelista Barista said...

ooo i would love to see the coco chanel movie!!!

Keith said...

Sounds like you had a great time. I do really want to see that Chanel film. I love Audrey. Hope your week gets off to a good start. Cheers!

Cafe Fashionista said...

Coco Before Chanel and The September Issue are the top two movies I want to see right now. Closely followed by The Fantastic Mr. Fox - I heart Jason Schwartzman. Sadly, I never get to the theater; so unless a cute boy asks me to see a film, I'll have to wait for these to come out on DVD. :(

Couture Carrie said...

You look fabulous, darling!
And I HAVE to see both of these films ~ fantastic post!

xoxox,
CC

naveen said...

i saw 2012 it is a superb movie, it is really good, effects are so great

The Pocket Stylist said...

I am dying to see this movie.

Nara said...

I love Coco Chanel! :D

Tights Lover said...

Coco Before Chanel looks really good...I definitely want to see it. Love the 2am pic!!

alicia d'mon said...

I love Coco before Chanel I saw the advanced showing of it!

Julls said...

I must see this films.I love audrey toutou from Da Vinci code and 2012 sounds so interesing because I have NO idea of what is REALLY going to happend or if it's going to happend something in 21.12.2012.

Which one did you loved the most?

Pop Champagne said...

how does 2012 end? I'm never going to see that movie so I don't mind knowing the ending. haha the trailer reminds me of "the day the earth stood still" with Keenau Reeves AHHH THE MOST POINTLESS MOVIE EVER!!

Missy said...

i still havent seen coco before Chanel!

Missy
For all things fashion:
http://thefashionfusion.blogspot.com

Style Bird said...

I want to see the Coco movie.

English Rose said...

i lovelovelove coco before chanel - the film, audrey tautou and the legend herself - it totally does her justice

http://iamanenglishrose.blogspot.com

Dream Sequins said...

Augh! Lucky girl! I wanted to see a movie this weekend, but spent most of it hungover and tired! :o I really still have to see the Coco Chanel movie. I know I've blogged about it to death, but I need to see it for myself. I've been wanting to see Bright Star, which looks so romantic and amazing.

Stephanie said...

I haven't see Coco before Chanel yet, but I am so excited to see it. Audrey is such a favorite of mine. She was fantastic in Priceless. :) Also, I want to see 2012 that movie looks so freaking awesome. I can't wait to see it (I have had the biggest crush on John Cusack for years). :)

Some Girl said...

I'M still dying to see Coco Before Chanel!! I probably won't see it until it comes out on dvd. :''''(

Barry said...

Hey Jen, I read your(second)last comment on my blog. If Christmas kinda sucks around your place, you and Rian should come up and spend time with Sandy and I over the holidays. We'll keep it fun. :)

B

Melanie's Randomness said...

Oh OH i didn't realize that Coco before Chanel was not the lifetime movie they did a lil while ago called Coco Chanel. I like Audrey, i thought she was great in the da vinvi code. I might go see this. Aww you guys look like you had a lot of fun at 2am. hehe. I love those late night pictures. Men who stare at goats looks soo soo funny!!!

Maria Confer said...

Ugh, I think I'm the last girl to see this movie!! I must go this weekend, after New Moon.

I never ever like disaster movies. I just feel like they do nothing but stress me out and make me depressed.

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kpeach said...

those coco stills are gorgeous xo

Jacqueline said...

Thanks so much for leaving so many sweet comments on my blog. It means a lot to me. I have not seen the movie yet, but I will definitely see it once it comes out on Comcast =)

xoxo

www.FashionSnag.com

MissNeira said...

I still havent watched those two, but I definitely want to
and like every other girl in this country I REALLY want to see New Moon ahhh that edward <3

Tink in My Closet said...

Thanks for the movie recomendations.. I think I'm goign to watch 2012 tonight:)

You look gorgeous here, so natural and lively!

Miri said...

I haven't seen the Coco Chanel movie either! It never came to any cinemas near me =( Gonna try and track it down on DVD when it comes out!!

Thanks for visiting my blog btw =)
xx

Serena from Style on a String said...

I REALLY want to see that movie

I will.

Style on a String :: Because style has nothing to do with money.

Emily said...

Coco Before Chanel was so amazing -- the last scene literally made me drool! You should also see The September Issue if you have not yet done so. I want to see Precious, as well. I've heard it's really powerful.
xx
neutraltuesday.blogspot.com

Ela said...

I need to see Coco! And next weekend we're off to see 2012...I promised S we would. We should've last weekend but I was pooped from all the Choo chaos :) I need to see the Blind Side - I'll cry but I know I'll love it.

Have a wonderful week, hon!

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

I must be living under a rock! Good gravy I swear I have not heard of the Coco Before Channel! I'm a total weirdo and haven't been to see a movie since December 2007! I simply can't sit that long or I fall asleep! lol

Okay, some days I totally wish the world would come to an end BUT not sure I would pay to see it!

You look fabulous as usual...even at 2 a.m. Bitch! Just kidding...not really, I remember those days! lol

Love and hugs to you sweet friend!
Karyn

Clau! said...

Oh no, I haven´t seen the Coco movie yet :S so you are not the las one ;)

Saludos,
Clau!

Kristin said...

I haven't seen Coco yet but I'm dying to. Oh the wardrobe...sigh.

Inspiration in Italy said...

Thanks for this post, so informative! I think I need to see "Coco Before Chanel." That photo of you is adorable, Love! xoxo

beckyxoxo said...

aww i haven't even seen coco before channel ! it doesn't play here . even the september issue doesn't play here . ugh . and yeah 2012 wasn't as good as i thought . okay it's great , but not wow me . what a cute photo of you two lol . have a nice day dear !

Ashley said...

I haven't seen Coco Before Chanel yet...it isn't in theatres here so I have to wait until DVD release. Boo.

http://fashionroadkill-halifax.blogspot.com

Imogen said...

I haven't seen either of these movies. In fact I haven't been to the cinema in ages but next week when I finish exams I probably will. Im looking forward to seeing whats on and catching up. CoCo before Chanel looks really good.

Melanie's Randomness said...

Jen you are fabulous. I'm going to give the meditation thing a shot. *Hugs*

Liya said...

ahhhhhhh stilllll have not seen coco before chanel

i need to get on that asap


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Le Sigh of a Fashionista said...

How did Coco Before Chanel compare to the Lifetime movie? I loved the Lifetime version. I still haven't made it to the theater yet.

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Aquiles Damiron-Alcantara said...

I must see Precious ...

Aquiles

Beth Dunn said...

OMG The Blind Side! I cry at the commercials. I'm dying to see it. I haven't seen the coco movie yet-you aren't last. I'm dying to see it. Love Chanel! xoxo

SC

Tom Bailey said...

What movies do I want to see? I watch mostly biographies and inspirational movies. So I am constantly on the lookout for things like Shakelton, running on the sun and peaceful warrior.

Lorena said...

OMG.... these are the movies i want to watch... but have not had the time to..... )

MJ said...

My favourite part of the whole 2012 thing is that the Mayans didn't actually make 2012 the end of the world... they just reset their calendar!

Also: you're wrong. I'm the last girl in the world to see it - still haven't!

http://dreamingspiresandoldcartyres.blogspot.com

Iva said...

looks like fantastic movies! I have to see them!

مى said...
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مى said...

I love this! Audrey Tautou is amazing <3

You should see 500 days of summer, and don't EVER think about seeing sorority row. It sucks. I want to see 2012, and the New Moon film, just to see how worse it can be from Twilight :D

RaspberryKitsch said...

aww i still havent seen coco before chanel yet. i love audrey tautou though so i'm sure she'll have done a good job :) shes so pretty but in a kooky way


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xx

Ash Fox said...

im dying to see the coco film. the fashion alone makes it worth it.

Sydnie said...

Jennifer:

Congratulations! You are the winner of my Chickdowntown necklace giveaway! You should be contacted by email soon telling you how to claim your prize.

Sydnie
www.takemeouttotherunway.blogspot.com

Jenna said...

I can't wait to See Coco Before Chanel!! I hear it is amazing, I expect nothing less from Audrie!

Niki B. said...

sounds like a nice relaxing weekend, i've been dying to see coco avant chanel!


xo Niki
http://ahautemess.blogspot.com

Barry said...

Hey Jen, 70 comments? Wow, that's crazy!

I see Sydnie gave you the news. I saw on her blog last night that you had won her giveaway, congrats!
I guess a crappy week can pay off sometimes! lol

Hope this week is better. Thinking of you,

B

Rachel said...

Sounds like a fun weekend! You and your friend look lovely!

Surprisingly, there really aren't any movies I'm wanting to see right now.

Talk Pretty To Me said...

Looooove the leopard print.

xoxo
J

www.talkprettytome.blogspot.com

The Haute-Shopper said...

Ahh, Coco before Chanel is fabulous! How can one not love Audrey! I think many were disappointed because the Chanel brand didn't play a key role, but I guess they weren't really paying attention to the movie title ;-) I'm not really keen to see 2012... I find all of Roland Emmerich's blockbuster movies to be the same...

OceanDreams said...

Wow, you covered two great films, I want to see both of them so now that you have said they are good I will have to find out too! You look so pretty with your friend! XO!

Liv said...

I really enjoyed Coco Avant Chanel but I have to say An Education is outstanding! Definitely check it out!
http://idlefascination.blogspot.com/

Braffkins... said...

I've been meaning to watch both those movies. Are they any good?

P.S I totally dig your blog!
XOXO,
Braff @ braffsworld.blogspot.com

CHICMUSE said...

TOTALLY LOVE IT.
GREAT POST.






XX
CHICMUSE

dapper kid said...

I am so lame, I have yet to watch Coco Before Chanel! Hahaha, I remember seeing the trailer for 2012 in the cinema and actually said rather loudly how rubbish it looked and everyone burst out laughing. Hope you're having a beautiful weekend :)

Fashion Court said...

thank you for the birthday wishes!

i am dying to see alice in wonderland .. but it's not out for a few more months :o( it looks amazing!

Furniture movers said...

I have heard 2012 is an amazing movie. It’s still showing here in theaters I can’t wait to see this movie.

Baby registry said...

I hope I’m not mistaken this is the girl on that movie the de Vinci code, Right? Oh! I love her.

rêves de tables said...

It's funny that you enjoyed the film about Coco Chanel. In France, people didn't really liked it. Too far from her real life. And apparently Audrey Tautou wasn't very realistic. But it's good to know that Coco Chanel is still famous around the world. Great Lady.