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#286: Movie Mondays – Ides of March March 12, 2012

Year: 2011

Genre: Drama

Description from IMDb.com: An idealistic staffer for a new presidential candidate gets a crash course on dirty politics during his stint on the campaign trail.

Wife: We both had wanted to see this based upon the previews.  It looked exciting.  The previews were effective: You knew there was suspense and intrigue but didn’t know exactly about what.  Some previews give it all away.  The movie was different from what I expected.  I liked the story line, there was good acting.  Although I liked the ending, the movie left me feeling blue.

Husband: Once it began, it was very predictable. It was still worth watching.  It was slow at parts and the ending was very Lifetime-ish.

Husband-Wife Compatibility Score: 7.5

The Ides of March (film)

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#272: Movie Mondays – Crazy Stupid Love February 27, 2012

Crazy, Stupid, Love.

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Year: 2011

Genre: Comedy/Drama/Romance

Description from IMDb: A middle-aged husband’s life changes dramatically when his wife asks him for a divorce. He seeks to rediscover his manhood with the help of a new-found friend Jacob, learning to pick up girls at bars.

Wife: I found this to be a really sweet, uplifting, and funny movie.  It was very much about family. It had a great plot and was surprisingly good. Needless to say, great actors.  What a cast!

Husband: Although I had picked this out for my wife, I didn’t think I would like it.  But, I found myself entertained by it.  I like Steve Carell. I cared about the characters, sometimes negatively.  I didn’t like Julianne Moore’s character at all.

Husband-Wife Compatibility Score: 9