Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Rory O'Shea Was Here

So what is this one about?
This is another movie I chose simply through my netflix browsing. This time I stumbled upon it while drooling over James McAvoy (I mean, be serious!) So, they tell me what this one is about,
Although he has muscular dystrophy, Rory O'Shea (James McAvoy) refuses to surrender to the desperation of his life and instead embraces the potential in every day. When he moves into the Carrigmore Home for the Disabled and befriends the deeply bored Michael (Steven Robertson), a young man with cerebral palsy, Rory infuses his pal's life with renewed hope even as he struggles with his own demons.
And how much did I pay to watch?
Apparently, a lot. I think I've only watched like five movies in a month. Yikes!!!!!!!

And what did I think?
Life enhancing? What an odd thing to say about a movie... I don't know that for someone like me (I mean someone with such a black soul), this is a life enhancing movie, however, it was entertaining enough. The guy who played Michael was amazing. I mean, I thought that he actually had cerebral palsy! Kudos to that incredible acting.

Rory was sort of annoying, but really hot and funny. And the girl who played Shioban (or whatever silly Irish name she had) is actually who played adult Briony in Atonement, which James McAvoy was also in!

I mean, it was similar to other Irish movies I have seen that are similar in message. So, all in all, it wasn't that incredible. I think I should watch more Irish movies, to actually see if they all are pretty similar. It is either about overcoming adversity (Billy Elliot, Rory O'Shea, Millions) or religions. Those silly Irish and their nice accents.

So what is the rating? (out of 10)
It might have been very average, but like I said, James McAvoy is hot hot hot hot hot.

So I would just give this a 5, but for his hotness, I will give it a 6.


sickboy said...

I've not heard of this one, but it does sound like a 'life enhancer' or whatever. I might check it out. I've got Attonement to watch, but did like james McAvoy in Wanted. Thought he was American for about an hour.

But what the hay, as you seem to think that films set in the north of England are Irish. Lol. It's all working class I suppose.

Oh, and Siobhan is not a silly name, but a truely beautiful name.:)

this is not a joke said...

Yeah, when I looked up Billy Elliot wikipedia told me that it actually took place in England. So not only am I an ignorant American, but I am a lazy one too!

I only say Siobhan is a silly name because it is so stereotypically Irish and because in one my classes in gradschool there was a girl names Siobhan and she was the most annoying person EVER!

Atonement is good, but the book is AMAZING! Have you read it?

sickboy said...

Nah, don't read as much as I should. Films take preference. When I do it is usually Horror/scifi, but have just started reading Choke. So perhaps I shall broaden.

I mean to watch Atonement, and have it too watch, but just feel I need to be in 'the mood' to watch such a film or I'll just be goggling KK. So is a read book first or will it sustain a post viewing read?

this is not a joke said...

You know, Choke is the only one of this novels I couldn't get through. Invisible Monsters is my absolute fave.

BUT, as for Atonement. I read the book in three days, it was amazing. The book was so amazing that it took me probably four months before I watched the film (even though I received the dvd as a gift for my birthday) I don't think it makes a difference which you do first, because the movie doesn't ruin the book. The movie just pales in comparison to the book.

God, I hope I don't have to change this blog to a books to movie blog. I wouldn't enjoy that.