Reviews by Beth Manuel
Pretty Good for Recipes
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The issue I checked out was for summer dishes and salads, and there were several recipes I could try. I'm looking forward to it!
Excellent Film
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Julianne Moore deftly plays the part of Alice, a professor of linguistics who is diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's Disease. The characters portrayed felt realistic on screen. This is an incredibly sad story that is being lived out by thousands of people every day.
Barely Plausible
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There were several aspects of this movie for which I had to suspend belief. One was that Jon Favreau was the ex-husband of Sofia Vergara, the other was that they could rehab a broken down food truck in the amount of time and quality they were able to on-screen. I don't think it deserved an R rating at all, and Jon Favreau's character was unpleasant, for the most part. He did make some delicious looking & sounding dishes.Sofia Vergara, beautiful as always, but not a very substantive character. All in all, it was an OK movie. I'm glad I didn't pay to watch it!
Two thumbs Up
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This compelling film based on the memoir of Amy-Jo Albany was a gem. Not a sparkling, pretty one, but more of a coal-smudged diamond. The seedy underbelly of L.A. is the backdrop of this musically rich film. Elle Fanning was expressive and believable. And wait till you get a load of Flea...it took me a while to realize he was playing Hobbs. I'd like to read the memoir. Good film.
Perfect Noise Maker
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This is a fun music tool for kids. I'd be curious if a musician could make it sound musical. Otherwise, it's kinda noisy. Parents, you've been warned.