Frozen

Ok, so, we may be a bit late in reviewing this film, but here it goes. Walt Disney Animation studios latest animated adventure follows two sisters, “the film tells the story of a fearless princess who sets off on an epic journey alongside a rugged, thrill-seeking mountain man, his loyal pet reindeer, and a hapless snowman to find her estranged sister, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter”.

There are some fine performances from the cast, Kristen Bell leads the cast as the fearless, yet clumsy Anna, who’s journey to find her sister is an emotional ride. With the help of Olaf the snowman and Sven the reindeer (perhaps the best thing about this film), the jokes these two characters bring to this otherwise harrowing story about loneliness, siblings, loss of their parents. Elevates this film from just another Disney film.

Chrisophe Beck’s score, along with the clever songs, really make this more than a Disney film. His music enables empathy for both sisters, along with the love and confusion between Anna and Kristoff.

A tour de force and something for everyone to enjoy.

Naomi Jeffreys, The Rabbit and Reel

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Stuck In Love

**

Literature and love are often linked, as proved in last years hit, ‘Ruby Sparks’, a heart broken writer takes to his typewriter to create his perfect girl… who comes to life. Director Josh Boone has taken this structure, and applied it to ‘Stuck in Love’.

Coined as a Romantic Dramedy, it certainly is dark. There’s drugs, drink, and, well… uhuhmm, sex.

The cast is playing their parts well, Lily Collins (above), who is perhaps best known for her jazzed up portrayal of Snow White in, ‘Mirror Mirror’, well, she is no longer a nice girl, it’s bad girl all round, damaged, upset, using men for sex (shock horror). In short, a bit stereotyped, but she has a good storyline and we do feel a tad sorry for her.

Whilst Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Connelly and Kristen Bell play their parts well, again, a tad sterotypically, but nice enough.

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In a film which could have changed the Romantic genre, like ‘Ruby Sparks’ achieved last year, which was funny, touching, and brilliantly written. It’s a shame that Josh Boone doesn’t do the genre any good.