Thursday, 12 July 2018

Thursday Movie Picks: Characters Magically Ageing Up or Down

As you can tell from the title, the theme for this week's Thursday Movie Picks, the series hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves, is characters either getting older or younger. It was tougher than I thought but I was able to find 3 films to fit the theme so here they are:

13 Going on 30 (2004)

Jenna just wants to be popular but when her thirteenth birthday party ends up being a mess, she wants to hide until she's thirty. Thanks to some magic dust, when she wakes up the day after she is thirty and basically has it all. But she'll realize that being an adult isn't as cool as she thought it'd be. I used to love romantic comedies when I was younger so of course I watched this. I don't remember much about it but I'm sure I'd hate it today.

17 Again (2009)

Mike (Matthew Perry) is pretty unhappy with the way his life turned out. One night, he tries to help a man who wants to jump from a bridge and gets the chance to rewrite his life as he becomes seventeen again. I watched this ages ago for Zac Efron. I enjoyed it at the time but I'm sure I'd feel different about it now. 

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2009)

Benjamin Button (Brad Pitt) was born old and wrinkled and gets younger over the years. I don't remember much about this one as I haven't seen in years, and I never saw the whole film, but I remember enjoying the parts I saw and I'm planning to rewatch it as I'm sure I'd love it. 

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