Monday, 7 July 2014

Movie Review - "Remember Sunday"

Greetings my lovely readers, apologies for my inconsistent blogging yet again. Movie Monday has rolled around and I've got a lovely one for you today.

"Remember Sunday"  - TV Movie
Starring: Zachary Levi and Alexis Bledel
Directed by: Jeff Bleckner
Written by: Michael Kase / Barry Morrow
Release Date: 21 April 2013
Certificate: PG
Genre: Drama, Romance
My Rating: 

This film was totally what I was looking for on Friday. It's easy going and makes you feel good. Zachary Levi and Alexis Bledel play the parts beautifully. I've become a huge fan of Levi since the release of  Disney's "Tangled", he is simply incredible. 

In a nutshell, Remember Sunday tells the story of boy meets girl, but wait, its not quite that simple; when Gus meets waitress Molly, he cannot remember her or anything he did that day, or any day in his future, due to having had a brain aneurysm and losing his short term memory. The characters' lives collide multiple times and so the romance blossoms, with Gus putting all his efforts into trying to remember Molly; taking photos, voice recordings of their conversations and multiple note-to-self's on post-its. With a few hiccups along the way due to Gus's memory loss and his reluctance to tell Molly the truth, eventually the couple split up. Molly later learns the truth and endeavours to continue her relationship with him, after the discovery of a new laser treatment that could cure Gus. Later Molly learns he already tried the surgery three years ago, and after promising they would part ways if the surgery did not work the couple split again. Gus erases all evidence he had of Molly's existence but the couple meet again later at Gus' place of work and the two agree to go for coffee.

Not gonna lie, I thought the ending was a bit pants. I was in the mood to see them sail off into the sunset and for Molly to work out some way for them to be together and have very pretty babies! Alas, twas not to be. That said I like that the film didn't try to rose tint things, I mean, can you imagine waking up to someone every day and not knowing who they were, only to be told you were married and more to that, you had babies whose names you cannot and will not ever remember. 

The way Levi played the part was absolutely faultless. Gus was not weak but there were moments where the struggle that he was facing was evident. In a scene with his doctor, his desperation to find some kind of cure and expressing how he felt was stunning (just like his face). So much respect for him as an actor, bravo. Bledel is also brilliant, she is passionate and vibrant as Molly and hugely believable. I felt like I could connect with Molly so I guess thats one reason why I liked the film so much.

It's not a tear jerker but definitely one for a quiet night in when you want a film to smile at, Zachary Levi's face to admire and feel warm and fuzzy inside.

Have you seen any good films lately?


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