9.12.2011

Man Candy Monday - Jim Sturgess

I finally got to see One Day over Labor Day weekend. I've been wanting to since it came out but had conflicting schedules with my friend. I read the book about two months ago so everything was fresh in my mind. I noticed a few things that bothered me about the movie (I won’t say what unless you ask so I don’t give anything away), but I still liked it as a whole. I will say that Anne Hathaway bored me as usual. Why didn’t they get a British actress to play Emma? Anne’s accent was awful and I felt like she really overacted. Jim Sturgess on the other hand was adorable. I really liked the character of Dexter and I thought he played him well. I know other people have already declared Jim as their crush, and while I always thought he was great in Across the Universe, I wasn’t totally in love with him. Until now. Since this book/movie spans twenty years we saw Dexter as an adorable college graduate all the way to a man in his 40s with grey hair. And I liked him at every single age. He’s definitely on my radar now.










I saw three movies over Labor Day weekend! My husband picked 30 Minutes Or Less because he was in the mood for a comedy. It was terrible. There were a few funny parts, but mostly I was just annoyed and disgusted. Danny McBride always bothers me. Aziz Ansari yelled all the time. Nick Swardson was great. He always makes me laugh and he played the guy with the heart so it was a nice relief from Danny's character. Jesse Eisenberg was pretty good, but he has a few facial expressions and tics that totally reminded me of Kristen Stewart. It distracted me. Also, Michael Peña was awesome! Totally blew my mind and cracked me up. Then my sister and I saw Our Idiot Brother. It was a little slow, but enjoyable. I laughed outloud a few times and Paul Rudd was absolutely perfect. He's such a great actor and was competely endearing. The rest of the cast was great too, but he totally stole the show!

I'm linking up with Join The Gossip today!

9 comments:

[SMASH] said...

Mmm I love Jim Sturgess. The whole reason I didn't want to see this movie was because of Anne Hathaway's awful accent!

Hannah @ The New Black said...

I wanted to read the book before I saw the movie. I've been on the library waiting list for the audiobook forever and am getting impatient. I just may have to see the movie and then read the book!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Ooh he's cute! I'll need to pay attention to him :) Thanks for linking up!

I am bothered by Anne as well. There's just something about her...and Natalie Portman that annoys me.

#0 Minutes or Less was dirty...but not like OK that's alright because it's funny. Just dirty. I LOVE Aziz though. Actually saw him do standup a few times. He's the only reason I went to see the movie.

Miss Angie said...

Man I love Jim Sturgess! he's so adorable, I loved him in Across the Universe!

Christianna said...

Awwwww, Jim is one of my favorites. He stole my heart in "Across The Universe". It could be that he could be brothers, if not the twin of this guy I used to have a crush on...maybe?

KDC Events said...

He's cute! There is such an innocence about him. Gotta love that, right!?

Marz said...

I am exactly like you when it comes to Jim! :) I read "One Day" a couple months before the movie came out and completely fell in love with it! I was absolutely in love with the movie version of it as well. I thought they did an excellent job staying pretty true to the book. I actually love Anne Hathaway haha but agree her British accent is pretty horrific ("Becoming Jane" - awful British accent, but LOVED that movie!) I didn't fall in love with him after "Across the Universe" either. This movie did it for me as well :)

Soleil said...

Oh I love his boyish charms...

Nice smile.

And I still have to watch that movie with Anne.

Lace said...

Isn't this the guy that played "Jude" in 'Across the Universe'? You must watch that movie if you haven't! He's a dream boat in it too... a dream boat that sings :) I'll have to make sure I netflix this when it's released!