Movie Reviews: What Movies to See Over the Christmas Holiday
Poptional Reading’s annual review of the newest 13 movies in theaters at Christmas (and who to watch them with)
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Your Frenemy: Young Adult or We Bought a Zoo
The mentality behind bringing your frenemy to Young Adult is very different from the metnailtiy behind bringing your frenemy to We Bought a Zoo. Young Adult, which reunites the writer and director behind Juno, is about a scheming, unpleasant writer who, after finding success as a young adult author, returns to her hometown to try and lure her high school sweetheart away from his new wife and baby. Maybe your frenemy will use the story as a cautionary tale and seek to find a new path.
We Bought a Zoo, on the other hand — about a guy who buys a run-down zoo and fixes it up with his kids after his wife dies — is not very good. (I had a chance to see a sneak preview at the Colonie Center in Albany.) If you want to subject your frenemy to some punishment, suggest this mix of haphazard heart-tugging and unlikable underdogs, both human and animal.
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