The Danish Girl (2015)

The Danish Girlsynopsis

The remarkable love story inspired by the lives of artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener (portrayed by Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne [“The Theory of Everything”] and Alicia Vikander [“Ex Machina”]), directed by Academy Award winner Tom Hooper (“The King’s Speech,” “Les Misérables”). Lili and Gerda’s marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili’s groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.

~ Official Movie Website

review

I love Eddie Redmayne, even more so after I saw his portrayal of Steven Hawking in The Theory of Everything, so this was a definite must-see for me. The fact that it deals with alternative sexuality, was a plus.

What a sad story. I thought this movie was a perfect portrayal of acceptance. I’ll admit that I have not been sympathetic to the transsexual experience, feeling that God does not make mistakes. This movie allowed me to put God, as I understand him, aside and commiserate with Lili, learning more about acceptance of others from Gerda.

Ever since I had sex with a redhead, I have been attracted to them, despite my attraction to darker-skinned men. My experience has been that the “carrot” is usually bigger than normal and Mr. Redmayne did not disappoint. I did not expect it, but I was pleasantly surprised to see male frontal nudity, albeit shielded.

Rooting for Eddie to win the Oscar for best actor.

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Seventh Son (2014)

Seventh Sonsynopsis

When Mother Malkin (Julianne Moore), the queen of evil witches, escapes the pit she was imprisoned in by professional monster hunter Spook (Jeff Bridges) decades ago and kills his apprentice, he recruits young Tom (Ben Barnes), the seventh son of the seventh son, to help him.

~ Internet Movie Database

review

I love this genre of movie, but even I was surprised to find out Julianne Moore and Jeff Bridges were starring in this movie.

The story was good, especially the little twists that developed. The effects and costume design awesome. Ben Barnes was nice to look at.

Engaging!