Thursday, December 10, 2015

Miss You Already celebrates besties and BFF's

Movie Title:    Miss You Already

Grade:  B

Rating:  PG-13, 1 hour 52 minutes

In a Nutshell:    With such a title, you already know how this movie ends. 

It’s a sad journey that will make you laugh and cry, especially if you’ve ever watched someone you love fight the cancer battle. 

Sure, the script is designed to attack your tear ducts, but the target audience (women besties) won’t care.  While new ground isn’t uncovered in this film, it’s a BFF reminder to live with love.

Uplifting theme: 
  • A true friend loves and forgives in good times and in bad.
  • Life.  It’s precious.  Live it.
  • Your loved ones are precious.  Love them every day the very best you can.
Things I liked:
  • Toni Collette has lost weight and looks great.  She has come a long way from “Muriel’s Wedding.”  She gives a truly stellar performance.
  • Drew Barrymore and Toni Collette have great chemistry together.
  • It’s a fairly accurate representation of the emotional and physical ups and downs of going through cancer.
  • You get to see some beautiful landscapes of England.
  • The baby birth scene was hilarious and beautiful.
  • I didn’t recognize Jaqueline Bisset at first as a blonde.  She’s beautiful in any hair color.

Things I didn’t like:
  • Milly and Jess had their first kiss at the same time with the same boy. Gross.
  • There is a lot of drunk singing, bad behavior, and emotional manipulation of the audience.
  • It takes some people longer to grow up and overcome selfishness.

Funny lines:
  •  “It’s too late for drugs.”  - Nurse who is helping Jess in the birthing room
“It’s never too late for drugs.” –  Jess
  • “I should have called an Uber.” – Miranda
  • “How could the tumor have gotten so big?” – Jess
“Because it’s aggressive, like you!” – Milly
  • “That was after Milly ate…organic mushrooms.” - Jess

Interesting lines:
  • “Try saying no to someone with cancer.” - Jess

Tips for parents:   

  • This is a very slow-moving drama that won’t interest most kids.  The subject matter is serious and a wide range of adult behavior is displayed (drinking, adultery, partial nudity, drugs, cancer.)
  • Millie has breast cancer, so you see X-rays of her chest, as well as everything else that goes with the topic (discussion, vomit, etc.)
  • Some profanity, as well as British profanity  
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