DVD Night: Drama

I’ve only seen two movies in the movie theater since my daughter was born over 3 years ago. Enter DVD date night with my husband. Instead of rating the movies with stars, I’m rating it between one and ten Ryan Gosling’s. That’s the way I roll.

House Of Sand And Fog – With Ben Kingsley and Jennifer Connelly. The movie starts off relatively simple. Cathy (Connelly) gets evicted from her family home by mistake and the house is sold at auction.

Behrani (Kingsley) is the one who buys it to help his family’s dire financial situation. Tensions escalate throughout the movie and the end is something I never saw coming. This intense drama will leave you speechless and make your heart race. The whole cast is absolutely amazing to watch.

I give this film 9/10 Ryan Gosling’s.


Fracture – With Anthony Hopkins and Ryan Gosling. So, yes, I’m biased since Ryan Gosling is in this and he is so sexy in this film but he really is such a great actor….who happens to be the ultimate hottie.

Willy (Gosling) is an attorney who is trying to prosecute defendant Mr. Crawford (Anthony Hopkins) for a crime against his wife. This suspenseful  movie is slick with stellar performances from Hopkins and Gosling.

I give this film 8/10 Ryan Gosling’s.

In Bruges – With Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson. I can’t even begin to find the words to do this film justice. Two hitmen go and hide out in Bruges, Belgium. It’s twisted, bloody, dark, unexpected, quirky, heart pounding, and hilarious with perfect acting, directing, dialogue, and cinematography. This is hands down one of my all time favorite movies.

I give this film 10/10 Ryan Gosling’s.

He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not – With Audrey Tatou and Samuel Le Bihan. This is one of my all time favorite French films. In the first half of the film, Angélique (Tatou) is having a love affair with Cardiologist Loic (Le Bihan).

The second part of the movie shows Loic’s side of the love affair which is quite different from Angélique’s.

This suspenseful film will most likely make you say “What The Flicka?” when it comes to the twist.

I give this film 9/10 Ryan Gosling’s.

The Girl In The Cafe’ – With Bill Nighy and Kelly Macdonald. Lawrence (Nighy) is a quiet and lonely civil servant who meets Gina (Macdonald) in a cafe’ and they start an unexpected and very sweet relationship.

Lawrence invites Gina to the G8 conferance in Reykjavik. Lawrence finds that Gina is a woman who speaks her mind and soon his job is on the line for her actions.

This is one of the most original and beutiful love stories I’ve ever seen.

I give this film 8/10 Ryan Gosling’s.

Candy – With Heath Ledger, Abbie Cornish, and Geoffrey Rush.

This movie is about heroin addiction and is pretty disturbing but the acting blew me away and the storyline is never boring….I miss Heath Ledger.

I give this film 9/10 Ryan Gosling’s.

In the mood for a series: Six Feet Under – With Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Lauren Amrose, and Frances Conroy. I didn’t find this gem of a show until the final season in 2005 and I’m so glad I did.

Nate (Krause) reluctantly stays behind after a visit to help his brother David (Hall) run the family funeral home. The family is dysfuncional and quirky. The writing and directing are exceptional and the acting is flawless.

I give this series 10/10 Ryan Gosling’s.

Do you have DVD date night with your friends or partner? What have been some great movies you’ve seen recently?

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