Hollywood had a great year and a horrible year at the same time. These films more than made up for the bad ones and are the cream of the crop of 2011. How many have you seen?
1) Ides of March
Ides of March is a masterpiece of a film. George Clooney’s direction was wonderful, and both Mr. Clooney and Ryan Gosling’s performances were great enough to send chills up and down anyone’s spine. When thinking back on the year, there wasn’t a single movie that did better than Ides of March.
2) The Muppets
The Muppets delivered something to everyone. It was a great movie for children and adults who wanted to relive their childhood. We even saw a hidden Muppets plot that many might not have caught. Jason Segel wanted everyone to see his love for The Muppets and it showed through and through.
3) The Help
The Help was an amazing rendition of the book of the same name. Not only did it show you how crazy white people are, it also let us in to see how African-Americans were treated back then. It would make you laugh, make you cry, and give you hope. It also lets you know that sometimes you don’t want to eat that second slice of chocolate pie.
4) J. Edgar
J. Edgar was a great story chronicling the life of the late J. Edgar Hoover, director of the FBI. Clint Eastwood directed and composed the music for this amazing work of art. The acting was superb and the feel of the time was perfect. It really opened the book on one of the most reserved men in history.
Bridesmaids was one of the funniest films released in 2011. It could even be called a comedienne showcase/bonanza because of the amazing actresses that took part in what was called the “Hangover for girls.” The movie set out to be funny and ended up being gut-busting and hilarious, while keeping a great plot.
We wish we could add all of our favorites to this list, and it sure was hard to wittle down to just five. What do you think about the list?