Here are some Quarantine-Friendly Movies, Personally
Selected by my 15-yo Daughter & I. Picked just for you.
April Pick: "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" (Netflix) The Netflix ad featured a photo of Paul Rudd (who I secretly love), which was deceiving because he's only in the movie for about 5 minutes. But what a great little movie this turned out to be. It features a lot of big stars like Emma Watson (who doesn't love her?), Paul Rudd, Nina Dobrev, Dylan McDermott, Joan Cusak and Kate Walsh. Why YOU Will Enjoy It: Teenagers will love it because Charlie, the main character, has just started his Freshman year in high school. The subject matter is
also very relatable. It covers dating, your first crush, finding love, as well as most of the other normal highs & lows (and woes) of being a teen. Newcomer, Logan Lerman, gives a great performance as the main character, Charlie. I especially enjoyed Ezra Miller who plays Charlie's best friend. Some heavy material, but overall a wonderful, feel-good ending movie.
My Rating: ★★★★ Great / Affecting, Memorable Achievement / Enlightening
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March Pick: "All the Bright Places" (Netflix) It's about two teenagers experiencing some of life's difficult struggles. (But aren't we all?) I enjoyed Elle Fanning, who plays the main character, Violet. But I especially liked newcomer Justice Smith, who plays Theodore. What a great performance from both. I had my own 15 yr. old daughter watch it and she enjoyed it, too.
My Rating: ★★★½ Very Good / Interesting Concept and Execution / Evoking
WANTED: Quarantine Movie Picks
Watched a good movie lately?
Have a suggestion for me? Post your thoughts and suggestions in your JOURNALS or shoot me a message.
Let me know what other movies you've enjoyed, and would recommend to your peers and I'll post them here!
Extra Credit Assignment: Find an inspirational news story and 1. Send me the link and cite the source/where you found it (ABC News, CNN, The Good News Network, etc.), and 2. Write a 500+ word essay explaining why you chose it and how it inspired you. Not sure where to look? Check out the Good News Network here.
Deadline: Friday, April 24th (my last day) :(
Email your Extra Credit assignments to me at: Email Ms. D here.
COMING SOON: Meet our new *pet squirrel*! We've been feeding 2 squirrels every day during quarantine & now they're our 'pets'! Find out more and see photos by checking back here next week! Stay safe! Published: Sunday, April 12, 2020 (Easter Sunday)