7/14/2019

What do critics know?

The other night we watched the movie "Life Itself". I won't put a link to the movie, or a synopsis because that would spoil it. I will tell you that Rolling Stone Magazine dubbed it the 'worst movie of 2018'. Rotten Tomatoes gave it one star. IMDB rates it 6.6 out of 10 but that is based on actual, real people ratings. Somewhere else, the real people rating came in at 93% positive (Google users).

So who is right? Everybody is. My husband is in love with this movie. I like it. It's a nice movie. But mostly I am in love with a song that is basically another character in the movie and, get ready for this, the song was written by Bob Dylan. If you know anything about me, you know I am NOT a Bob Dylan fan. Up until 2 days ago there was only one Bob Dylan song I liked (She Belongs to Me).  Now there are two Bob Dylan songs I like, or in the case of this one, I love - sweet, sentimental, mawkish even (much like the movie) - but I love it -

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  1. Oh my, LOVE the song. As for movies, I rarely agree with the critics.

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    1. It is a lovely song, sentimental, yes but sometimes sentimental is just right.

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  2. I've heard that song somewhere before but it wasn't sung by Adele. It's a beautiful song! I love Adele too.

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    1. Turns out the song has been covered by a lot of people, from Garth Brooks to Billy Joel. I like the Adele version best (and the Bob Dylan version is dreadful. If the only version you heard was his you would not give the song a second listen, or even a first actually.)

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