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'Just Like Heaven' is a dreamy romantic comedy. Mark Ruffalo and Reese Witherspoon undeniably has shown chemistry, they look cute together in this movie. It also has an unexpected turn in the end. Watch the movie and see two charming characters make beautiful music together. Elizabeth (Witherspoon) is a workaholic, loveless doctor and David (Ruffalo) is devastated from the death of his wife.

Their story began when David rented his quiant San Francisco apartment. He had only began to make a complete mess of the place when Elizabeth suddenly shows up insisting the apartment is hers. Davis assumes that there's a misunderstanding until Elizabeth disappers as mysteriously as she appears. Convinced she is a ghost, David tries to help her cross over 'to the other side'. But while Elizabeth has discovered she does have a distinctly ethereal quality, she is equally convinced that she is somehow still alive and isn't crossing over anywhere. As Elizabeth and David search for the truth about who Elizabeth is and how she came to be in her present state, their relationship deepens into love. Unfortunately, they have little time before their prospect for a future together permanently fade away.

What most people are saying about Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is, Wow! It's fantastic, the best potter so far. Mike Newell has done a great job with this fourth installment. It has a successfull blend of drama, action, comedy, romance, and mystery that form an almost flawless movie. Goblet of fire is spectacular and of course magical. I specially love the 'Yule Ball', Daniel Radcliffe is really cute and Emma Watson looks great in her dress. I like everything about this movie, the effects, the soundtrack, everything.


Monday, December 05, 2005

Pride and Prejudice

I've just finished reading 'Pride and Prejudice' and all of a sudden it became my favorite novel. It's charming and heart-warming in its own way. The novel's first line-- "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife"--gives you the idea that the novel revolves around marriage. It gives emphasis on the society of the eighteenth century and the need for young women to find a husband in possession of a good fortune. The motive of marriage is purely for the sake of economic survival.

I will only give a short narrative about the book. It starts with the conversation at Longbourn, the Bennet household, about the upcoming arrival of Mr. Bingley, "a man of large fortune" to Netherfield Park, a nearby estate. Mrs. Bennet sees Mr. Bingley as a potential suitor for her daughters, and attempts to persuade Mr. Bingley to visit him. There are five daughters in the Bennet family. Mr. Bennet seems to prefer Elizabeth, the second oldest, because of her intelligence, while Mrs. Bennet seems fonder of the oldest, Jane, because of her beauty, and the middle child, Lydia, because of her good humor. We follow Miss Elizabeth Bennet through a number of early-18th-century crises her first encounter with the excessively proud and unlikeable Fitzwilliam Darcy; her desire to nourish the growing affection between her older sister Jane and the somewhat unassuming Charles Bingley; her refusal of the proposal of marriage from her odious cousin the clergyman Mr. Collins; her relationship with Mr. Wickham -- who is not all that he would prefer to seem; her visit to Rosings Park, the domain of the Lady Catherine, an aristocrat of great "condescension"; her trip through the Peak District with her aunt and uncle Gardiner, culminating on the grounds of Darcy's huge estate at Pemberley; Lydia Bennet's elopement with Wickham; and eventually Eliza's marriage to a Darcy now revealed as perfectly amiable.

If you haven't read the book, I suggest you read it. It's really a great book. It gives you a lot of insights and a picture of the society of the eighteenth century. I can't wait to see the Pride and Prejudice movie which stars Keira Knightley.

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