Charlotte's Movie Recommendations
by Charlotte Bruce
-The Perks of Being a Wallflower - “I feel infinite”-Charlie
Charlie (Logan Lerman) feels lost and alone in this unknown world, especially when becoming a freshman in High School. He eventually finds older friends and together they get through the hardships of high school.
-Scottish Mussel - “You’re Scottish, you’re supposed to be depressed.” -Ritchie
Beth (Talulah Riley) wants to save Scotland’s wildlife, especially the mussels that contain priceless pearls. Ritchie (Martin Compston) sees the mussels to profit from. However, when he goes undercover at the nature reserve Beth works at to get details on the whereabouts of the mussels, but Ritchie soon realise the good that comes from Beth and her mission to save the mussels!
-Pretty in Pink - “BLAINE! His name is BLAINE! That’s not a name!”-Duckie Dale
Andie (Molly Ringwald) and Blaine (Andrew McCarthy) come from different worlds. Andy lives on ‘the wrong side of the tracks’, while Blaine has a rich life full of opportunities. Even though they are different they still end up together, but no one wants Andy and Blaine to end up together, especially Andy’s friend Duckie (he said the quote) who has been in love with Andy for a long time.
-All the Bright Places - “We do not remember bad days, we remember moments” Theodore Finch
Finch (Justice Smith) and Violet (Elle Fanning). Who would of guessed that a friendship could be formed when first meeting on a ledge? Violet was on the edge after her sister’s passing, but Finch talks her down from the ledge and shows her the wonders of life and why she shouldn’t end it. However, Finch has his own problems with life, so he distracts himself from his troubles with Violet, but they eventually catch up to him.
-Knives Out - “I suspect foul play, I have eliminated no suspects”-Detective Blanc
If you love crime then this is the film for you. A big family. A big inheritance. A big murder. Great actors featured are Daniel Craig, Chris Evans and Jamie Lee Curtis. Harlan Thrombey a multi-millionaire mystery writer, ironically becomes apart of a murder mystery when he is murdered, and many family members were present and had a motive to kill. Detective Blanc (Daniel Craig) has a tough case on his hands.
-IT – “This isn’t real enough for you, Billy? I’m not real enough for you? It was real enough for Georgie!”- Pennywise
I have never been into horror films, but when it is set in the 80s and has a team of clown fighting kids I can easily get through the blood and guts. On the outside Derry, Maine seemed like a normal town, but the history is very different. Many children seemed to go missing every 27 years and they were never found. When it happens to Bill’s (Jaeden Martell) brother Georgie (Jackson Robert Scott) he makes it his mission to find out what happened to him, but him and his friends go too deep into the past and find the children are not just missing they have been murdered. By Pennywise (Bill Skarsgård) the dancing clown.
Stand by Me – “I never had any friends letter on like the ones I had when I was 12. Jesus, does anyone?”-Gordie Lachance
One of the best closing lines in movies. Set in the 1959, four boys set out on a journey to find the body of missing classmate Ray Brower and to become the town heroes for finding him. The friends thought this was just an adventure and it was a great one, but the journey changed the boys’ perspectives forever.
The Edge of Seventeen – “There are two types of people in the world. The people who naturally excel at life. And the people who hope all those people die in a big explosion.”-Nadine Franklin
If you’re a teenager who is in “I hate the world” mood then this is the film for you. Everyone knows that growing up is hard and this is definitely the case for high school junior Nadine (Hailee Steinfeld), who already feels she has hit her peak of awkwardness, then it gets worse when her all-star older brother Darian (Blake Jenner) starts dating her best friend Krista (Haley Lu Richardson). All at once, Nadine feels more alone than ever.
Moulin Rouge – “The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.”-Toulouse-Lautrec
This movie can be described in three words. Crazy. Romantic. And Tragic. Step into life at the Moulin Rouge, like young English writer Christian (Ewan McGregor) did who intended to write but his heart is captured by the Moulin Rouge, or by Satine (Nicole Kidman) the star of the show. Christian is then wrapped up in Satine’s world and as a result it changes him forever.
What If – “Love is just an all-purpose excuse for selfish behaviour.”
Wallace (Daniel Radcliffe) has had several failed relationships and has lost his belief in love, but when he meets Chantry (Zoe Kazan), things change. But Chantry has a boyfriend, so they can only be friends, but they fall for each other anyway. Is there friendship worth risking?