my top 5 movies of 2009

to make casey proud…here’s my list:

avatar – wowza.  visually stunning.  i really enjoyed the plot too.  i was also fascinated by pandora and the navi.  i left the theater wishing that worlds and people like that were real and that i could maybe run through a glow in the dark jungle and ride on a dragon one day.  i think the first time you watch this movie the affect it has on you is amazing…it’s #5, though, because i question whether that affect will last into the years.   

** there’s no #4 because there was a tie between the two cartoons.  i loved them both for very different reasons…so it’s a toss-up.

fantastic mr. fox – clever. funny. really neat looking.  it was a wes anderson movie so you know it was a “cuss” good movie.

up – everyone that saw this one knows why it’s here.  it was such a heart warming movie.  so precious.

the brothers bloom – i love a good con movie…and this one was awesome.  it had my attention the whole time.  usually i can predict what’s going to happen in movies but not this one.  it got me so good.  it was suspenseful, sad, hilarious, and awesome.  plus adrian brody is totally hot…in a totally weird way.

away we go – i think this movie was an “upset.” i didn’t expect it to be that good and then it was wonderful, simple, and real.  it was about an ordinary couple going through a strange transition in life.  they questioned each other, themselves, their lives, and whether their choices would mess up their future.  it just showed how life can be awesome and it can suck, it can be sad and it can be hilarious, it can seem clear and then get so confusing.  i just liked it a lot.  it was relevant.  i think with all the fantasy movies and over the top stuff (see 4 movies above) these days it’s refreshing to see a movie about the ins and outs of everyday life. 

there you have it.



  1. thepattons · January 4, 2010

    great list! you make me proud!

  2. Brittnee · January 5, 2010

    I agree with your list. I think my list might be the same. I liked the brothers bloom a lot, and was surprised with away we go as well. But there are a lot of movies that I missed that I still want to see.
    miss you guys. MWAH!

  3. sarah · January 8, 2010

    I think we could go to the movies together for sure.

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