Tag Archives: Candice Bergen

Book Club

THE NEXT CHAPTER IS ALWAYS THE BEST. Four friends (Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, Mary Steenburgen) have had a book club for the past 30 years, but the latest literary choice, ”Fifty Shades of Grey”, turns their lives upside down. A romantic comedy for mature audiences in the vein of Nancy Meyers, complete with … Continue reading Book Club

Meyerowitz Stories: Sandler and Stiller Strike Back

This weekend my parents are coming to Stockholm to see me, my brother, sister and nephews. I’m glad they’re coming because we are all close, but at the same time there can be tensions when parents and their adult sons and daughters have to live together closely for a short time. It doesn’t matter how … Continue reading Meyerowitz Stories: Sandler and Stiller Strike Back

The Women

IT’S ALL ABOUT… When fashion designer Mary Haines (Meg Ryan) finds out that her husband is having an affair with a Saks salesgirl (Eva Mendes), it becomes an opportunity to change her life… Murphy Brown creator Diane English finally realized her dream project, an updated remake of The Women (1939), but it wasn’t worth the … Continue reading The Women

2010

THE YEAR WE MAKE CONTACT. In 2010, a joint Russian-American expedition goes to Jupiter to find out what happened to the crew aboard the Discovery. The sequel to 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) is actually completely superfluous. It doesn’t achieve anything that the original didn’t, but those in the audience who didn’t get it the first time might … Continue reading 2010

Murphy Brown: Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves

The show lasted ten years, but it took me twice that time to finish it. Murphy Brown was never a hit in Sweden, most likely due to poor programming decisions. It has been shown on four different TV channels, never in its entirety (until now), and usually in time slots where nobody is watching. Still, now that … Continue reading Murphy Brown: Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves

Gandhi: The Smiling Revolution

HIS TRIUMPH CHANGED THE WORLD FOREVER. Richard Attenborough knows his epics and I bet he’s watched Lawrence of Arabia (1962) more than once. In similar fashion, this film opens with Mahatma Gandhi’s untimely death in 1948 and then goes on to tell his story from the beginning – not his birth but the moment when his journey … Continue reading Gandhi: The Smiling Revolution

Boston Legal: Bonding On a Balcony

I hate writing this review. I’m doing it because the last episode of Boston Legal has aired and it is time to close the book on a show that I love, one that should have lasted longer but didn’t because the audiences weren’t big enough and ABC weren’t willing to support it anymore. The creator, David E. Kelley, had … Continue reading Boston Legal: Bonding On a Balcony

Miss Congeniality

UNPOLISHED. UNKEMPT. UNLEASHED. UNDERCOVER. Butch FBI agent Gracie Hart (Sandra Bullock) is tasked with posing as a glamorous candidate in a beauty contest in order to expose a terrorist who threatens to strike during the finale. We all knew that Bullock would have no problem turning herself into a beauty queen. But watching her and … Continue reading Miss Congeniality

Sweet Home Alabama

SOMETIMES WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR IS RIGHT WHERE YOU LEFT IT. New York fashion designer Melanie Carmichael (Reese Witherspoon) is getting married to the mayor’s son, but first she needs to go home to Alabama and have her current marriage annulled. Here’s a comedy that illustrates the differences between red and blue states; it tries … Continue reading Sweet Home Alabama

View from the Top

DON’T STOP TILL YOU REACH THE TOP.  Donna (Gwyneth Paltrow) grows up in a small town dreaming of a better life; she gets a chance to become a first-class international flight attendant, but there’s complications… Made in 2001 and not released until two years later, few seemed to care about this romantic comedy in spite … Continue reading View from the Top