Monday, December 12, 2016

Movie Madness - Allied

Allied is a very old fashioned movie and that’s a good thing.  It’s a war movie/ love story/ mystery/ thriller. The characters are beautiful – hot, smoldering with simmering emotions. The times are fraught with danger. The backdrop is slinky hot and classy. Everything builds slowly and you have to watch and invest your time and emotions.

It’s 1942 North Africa. Who emerges in the desert but Brad Pitt as Max Vatan.  He’s driven into Casablanca with a new identity and a shiny wedding band. Shades of the movie Casablanca, he walks into a bar dressed to the nines and meets his new “wife” Marianne Beausejour (played by the stunning Marion Cottillard) . They are matched for a mission and oh the sparks slowly fly. This is  a movie with repartee, slow burning glances, and hot steamy nights.  They do manage to blow up some Nazis (no I’m not giving away the movie), and then high tail it back to London.

Are they in love?  Do they marry?  Is she a German spy?
Oops – well, are two out of three okay?


This movie kept me guessing until the end and I won’t give it away.   I enjoyed the buildup and anticipation a lot. Despite being a war movie, this is not a big bang ‘em up showy mess. Instead it’s a slow burn and Brad and Marion are a worthy pair.  Give yourself some time in a day and enjoy Allied

16 comments:

  1. The previews looked interesting. Might catch this in the theater! Great review!

    betty

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  2. Sounds like one that will make you think as you watch.

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    1. a good date flick - popcorn on a friday night

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  4. Old fashioned?
    In today's age of the superhero blockbuster and outer space swashbuckling, I predict it will tube at the Box Office.
    That said, I still would like to see it.

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    1. you are correct. It is not doing well amidst the noisemakers. But it's worth seeing

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  5. I'm really dying to see this movie. I love any kind of WWII spy movies! Brad Pitt sorta seals the deal.
    Rebecca @ The Portsmouth Review
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  6. These old fashioned war movies are very enticing and romantic. Another great review, Joanne. Thank you.

    Keep a smile.

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    1. a good "date" movie for you....hmmmm

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  7. I enjoyed the reveiw Joanne although I only see films on TV.
    Yvonne.

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    1. it will show up on tv soon enough. Keep your eye out

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  8. This sounds like one that will please both my husband and me. It's hard to find ones we will both like sometimes.

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