Recently I was watching a movie that I had never seen before on Netflix and I thought to myself "Hmm...I really want to write a review. To bad this movie isn't new". But then it hit me I could write review because anyone with Netflix could watch this movie (or it could probably be found somewhere else online). And then hit me even more then I so many movies on my Netflix list that people may enjoy. So, why not write about them? So, without further ado, I present my first Netflix Review.
For this review I'm going to be talking about the 2014 movie, Like Sunday, Like Rain.
I was original intrigued by this movie because of one the title has my favorite day of the week and rain both of which I love. But also because it has one of my favorite actresses, Leighton Meester. The movie is the story of Eleanor (Leighton Meester) who breaks up with her boyfriend (Billie Joe Amstrong) and it becomes messy when he con confronts her at work which leaders to her getting fired. Eleanor finds a new job nannying for a young twelve year old boy, Reggie (Julian Shatkin) who is too smart for his britches. Together the form a special bond because of the feeling of being an outsider, their love of music and their crazy families who seem to over look them.
Although this movie has many moments where it feels like a remake of The Nanny Diaries. It was its own movie in many ways. These characters brought together a new heart that The Nanny Diaries didn't have. They had an instant connection and the chemstry between Leighton Meester and Julian Shatkin was adorable. When I noticed the movie was near its finish I was sad to see it ending because I was sad because I didn't want to return to the world where Eleanor and Reggie weren't.
The ending was heartbreaking and feel and raw. Both Meester and Shatkin brought their A-game for the final scene together. Although in my opinion both of them were all-stars throughout the whole movie. I already loved Leighton Meester during her time on Gossip Girl and in other films I had seen her in but this movie just made me love her even more. This is the first time I had seen Julian Shatkin in anything and I have to say he was a great performer. I hope to see him in many more projects as the years go on.
This is definetly a movie that I would reccommend for one of those days where you just need a good cry. And a perfect setting would probably be a rainy Sunday afternoon. (Yup, I'm that corner)
Have you seen Like Sunday, Like Rain? What did you think of it?