Browsing All posts tagged under »Julia Roberts«

Ben Is Back

January 23, 2019


Ben Is Back – I finally got to see this and was disappointed. Ben (Lucas Hedges) comes home from rehab on Christmas Eve. Mom Holly (Julia Roberts) is overjoyed, not knowing he lied about his sponsor saying he was ready. Sister Ivy (Kathryn Newton) and step-father Neal (Courtney B. Vance) are more than a little […]


November 17, 2017


Wonder – Based on a best selling book about a little boy born with “facial differences”. Auggie (Jacob Tremblay) begins fifth grade after being home schooled by mom (Julia Roberts). Led by the rich, good looking Julian (Bryce Gheisar), the other kids bully Auggie and call him a freak, they stare and then look away, […]

Money Monster

May 14, 2016


Money Monster – Fast talking, quick thinking TV financial host Lee Gates (George Clooney) is taken hostage by Kyle Budwell (Jack O’Connell), a young man who lost $60,000 following the Money Monster’s advice. The company that Kyle invested in used the excuse of a technical glitch as the reason it lost $800M of investor money. […]

Mother’s Day

April 30, 2016


Mother’s Day – Directed by Garry Marshall, so you can easily figure out what’s going to happen. Still, it’s a light enjoyable movie. Jennifer Aniston is just as cute and fun as can be. She’s a divorced mother of two whose ex-husband gets married to a younger woman she refers to as a “tween.” Kate […]

August: Osage County

January 11, 2014


August: Osage County – Fantastic cast and incredible acting.  Based on a Pulitzer-prize winning play, it’s the story of a dysfunctional family to the extreme.  It feels like you’re watching a play, too.  Matriarch Violet Weston (Meryl Streep) loves her three daughters almost as much as she loves vicodin, oxycontin, valium, etc.  Daughter Barbara comes […]

Larry Crowne

July 1, 2011


For some reason, I want to say it twice, like Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman. Because he doesn’t have a college degree and therefore is not promotable, Larry Crowne (Tom Hanks) is fired from his job at UMart. Who knew you needed a degree for that? Off he goes to community college on his little scooter, […]

Eat, Pray, Love

August 15, 2010


The story of a woman’s search for herself. Like many, Liz Gilbert, played by Julia Roberts, lives her life defined by the man of the moment in her life. After a failed marriage and a failed affair, she sets out on a year-long adventure to Italy, India and Indonesia (notice all the “I’s”). She eats […]