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Can you recommend a film that dp and I will both enjoy?

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BroccoliSpears Sat 23-Aug-08 20:52:08

We're a bit of a cliche really.

I don't like loud bangem crashem shootemups or horrors.

He doesn't like costume dramas or chick flicks.

Neither of us like arthouse and tend not to go for most foreign films.

Stuff we do like: Comedies, good family action flicks, whodunnits, fun quirky stuff.

themoon66 Sat 23-Aug-08 20:54:49

Me and DH got out Vantage Point on dvd last weekend and both loved it. It is a longish film, but felt like 20 mins as it was so intense.

themoon66 Sat 23-Aug-08 20:55:34

Oh.. its a whodunnit/why did they do it sort of film.

Slubberdegullion Sat 23-Aug-08 20:57:13

Little Miss Sunshine. funny & quirky.

Bourne Ultimatum (or any of the Bourne films) great action films not too shootemup.

zippitippitoes Sat 23-Aug-08 20:57:45

the green mile

withnail and i

stand by me

john malkovich

cyteen Sat 23-Aug-08 20:58:32

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang - it's a fun, quirky whodunnit.

Slubberdegullion Sat 23-Aug-08 21:00:10

Adaptation - funny & weird & Meryl Streep not singing.

Sideways - funny, wine based

MerryMarigold Sat 23-Aug-08 21:00:24

No country for old men

Or most of the Coen Brothers others films

I am exactly the same, can't touch a horror movie or overly violent films. But even though there is violence in those films, they are so clever, for some reason I can handle it better.

Oh definitely Little Miss Sunshine, slubber - another fav of mine and dh's (and we have it as Asda had it for a fiver!).

Slubberdegullion Sat 23-Aug-08 21:02:11

Oh yes, Coen Brothers movies. Oh Brother Where Art Thou - excellent film. brilliant soundtrack

zippitippitoes Sat 23-Aug-08 21:03:18

i havent seen it but i have had 40 year old virgin recommended to me

MerryMarigold Sat 23-Aug-08 21:13:23

slubber, we have the same taste. i have the soundtrack and the movie!

Eddas Sat 23-Aug-08 21:18:53

Hot Fuzz
Johnny English

I second the 'Bourne' films.

How about the 'oceans' films. I like them all, most people don't seem keen on ocean's twelve, but I like it.

Slubberdegullion Sat 23-Aug-08 21:19:11

Oh me too. I used to play it all the time when dd1 was a baby and carry her round singing to her.

God I'm in a funny mood tonight. The very thought of 'Down in the River' is making me a bit misty eyed.

Superbad is anvery funny movie. It shouldn't be, it's very crass and blokey and non pc but it made me LOL a lot.

Slubberdegullion Sat 23-Aug-08 21:20:24

anvery should be a very. Can't see for the welled up eyes blush

Slubberdegullion Sat 23-Aug-08 21:21:28

Dodgeball is great too.

Eddas Sat 23-Aug-08 21:22:00

Saw is pretty good, I didn't like saw 2. But it it's quite bloody/gorey. But a good who dunnit

Oh and shawshank Redemption is a must see IMO

As is Philadelphia (excuse the spelling!)

I do love films

There's one that I just cannot remember the name ofblush but it's stars Angelina Jolie and Denzel Washington which is fab IMO. <<<racks brain for it's name>>>

MerryMarigold Sat 23-Aug-08 21:23:12

I've never heard of Superbad.

Matrix films? Not seen the last one, but liked the first one, and second one is ok.

Eddas Sat 23-Aug-08 21:23:14

Mr and Mrs smith is quite good

shall i stop nowhmmblushgrin

Eddas Sat 23-Aug-08 21:27:07

The Bone collector (angelina and denzel) very good who dunnit

The Usual Suspects, with Kevin Spacey, another good who dunnit

Slubberdegullion Sat 23-Aug-08 21:31:07

Superbad is from the same team that did 40 year old Virgin and Knocked Up. The best of the three imo but it is quite laddish. I was LOLing but DH was clutching his sides and doing a wee bit of roffling in the cinema.

Eddas Sat 23-Aug-08 21:32:40

I think superbad sounds like something dh and I should watch <<wonders off to look it up>>

Slubberdegullion Sat 23-Aug-08 21:34:20

The Usual Suspects is a classic. Everyone should have watched it, even to get the Keyser Soze references.

Bewilderbeast Sat 23-Aug-08 21:35:01

run fat boy run - hilarious will make you laugh lots

FiveGoMadInDorset Sat 23-Aug-08 21:35:51

Oh Brother Where artt thou is fabulous.

The Green Mile

We watched I am Legend last night

bogie Sat 23-Aug-08 21:36:22

I second Vantage point its brill

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