What I'm Watching
- Disconnect: Jason Bateman stars in this movie that tells three loosely connected stories, all of them involving the internet. One's about cyber crime, another about cyber sex, but the most poignant has to do with cyber bullying. The victim is Bateman's screen son, a high school music nerd who falls for some mean-spirited catfishing. An excellent movie, primarily because of the bullying storyline.
- Identity Thief: Jason Bateman's identity is stolen by pretty much the worst person in the world, or so Melissa McCarthy initially appears. It's a cute movie.
- The Change-Up: Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds star in this Freaky Friday remake. It's cute-ish, and I like both stars, but it's too vulgar to be really good. Some of it had me wincing rather than laughing. The Jamie Lee Curtis/Lindsay Lohan Freaky Friday, on the other hand, holds up very well, is genuinely funny, and doesn't wallow in crudity.
Posted by Debra Hamel