Movie Lovers Reviews August 2016 Edition


Where in the world did August go? It feels like just yesterday that I was counting down to Delbert’s birthday and the start of a new school year. Due to the overwhelming load of work and our homeschooling journey, there hasn’t been as much time for movies this month as there has been in the past. Plus, we were soaking in as much sun and four-wheeler riding as we could possibly handle too. However, I don’t think I could be without sharing our movie lovers reviews with you each month.

Movie Lovers Reviews: August 2016 Edition


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Bad Moms

I couldn’t wait to see this movie because I felt it was going to be like Mom’s Night Out. However, this movie kind of rubbed me the wrong way. I guess maybe that’s because I believe a person can have a great time without getting drunk and/or high. I think women just need to have a break with their girlfriends from time to time to get away from the obligations of motherhood. I loved the actresses in this movie, and I believe if they would have put less emphasizes on the drinking and more on the fact that as moms we do make loads of mistakes it would have made for a better movie. They did point that out, but it was very little in comparison to the amount of drinking and drug activity that was done by the moms in this movie.

While I was a bit turned off by the movie, I do feel that it was one that many women will appreciate because we do feel overly judged as moms. We also feel like we carry too much of the load for our families with very little appreciation for what we do. I also feel that the concept of women needing to make time to have to time off with their girlfriends is also equally as important.

Overall, I’d give this movie a 4 out of 10 stars. If you’ve seen this movie, I’d LOVE to know your thoughts on it!!!

1000 to 1

The inspirational true story of Cory Weissman, a college basketball player who suffers a devastating stroke but perseveres to find new meaning in his life both on and more importantly, off the court.

This was a wonderful movie! I loved the storyline. It also showed the power of never giving up despite having the odds stacked against you. It brought back the feelings of accomplishment that I felt after learning how to walk again after my car accident. However, it also reminded me that I gave up a bit to soon on being able to run again. Of course, I don’t think I’ll ever truly get there, but it is a desire that I do still have. The ultimate question though is do I want it enough to put forth the effort to make it happen?

This is a movie your whole family will enjoy watching. I do feel the need to warn you that he does have some medical scenes that may scare your little ones if they don’t know what they are seeing. It’s a great chance to teach them about those types of incidents, though. You can watch this movie on Netflix.

High Strung

When a hip-hop violinist busking in the New York subway encounters a classical dancer on scholarship at the Manhattan Conservatory of the Arts, sparks fly. With the help of a hip-hop dance crew, they must find a common ground while preparing for a competition that could change their lives forever.

I freely admit to loving dancing movies. I have been a fan of the Step Up movies from the first one all the way to the last. I thought this movie was going to be like that. It was to some extent, but it was more subtle in it’s approach. It sent positive chills down my body, and my kids throughly enjoyed it! You can watch this movie on Netflix too.

Babysitters Beware

Desperate to get some more family time with his very busy parents, 7-year-old Danny is advised by his best friend Marco to start behaving really badly with his babysitters in order to get on the famed No Sit List.

This movie was perfect for a bit of comedy into our lives. The kids enjoyed seeing all the different stunts the boy did to get the babysitters to NOT want to stay with him. The parents did a good job in this movie of trying to discipline the child, but yet show him love at the same time. It had some pretty stupid outrageous scenes in it, but it was fun to watch. You can view this one on Netflix too.

That is all of the movies that we watched this month have stood out enough for me to want to mention them.

New Kids Series:Beat Bugs

Netflix did come out with a new series for the kids that Zeva really enjoyed! It’s called Beat Bugs. She liked them so much she even had me do a little video of her singing their theme song.

All YOU need is love. #BeatBugs is on @netflix . #SteamTeam #ad #love

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Be sure and check out the trailer for this new series too.

I’d love to hear from you:

Which movie did you see this month? Is it one that I should add to my to-watch list?

Disclosure: This post was brought to you as a part of the Netflix StreamTeam, but all thoughts and opinions are my own!


    • You’re right, it is a movie worth watching at home or renting, but I can’t see dishing out a bunch of money to go see it in a theater.

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  1. I didn’t have a chance to catch Bad Moms this summer, but I do love a lot of the actresses in it. Unfortunately a lot of comedies really go overboard with the drinking and drugs – I guess it would be less funny if it was moms going wild at Starbucks? πŸ˜‰
    I haven’t heard of the other two movies so I will have to check them out! Thanks! πŸ™‚
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    • I love a lot of the actresses too that’s why I couldn’t wait to watch it. I have to agree that many comedies do go overboard. Unfortunately, you’re right that them hanging out at Starbucks wouldn’t be that funny.

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    • I’m glad to hear that you found a movie someone in your family may like to watch. I do cover some new releases, but it’s nice to give you some movies that aren’t always in your face for ideas to watch.

      Thank you for stopping by and commenting. I hope to see you again soon.

  2. I heard a similar “review” of Bad Moms from my son & his girlfriend – well, not so thoughtful & well-spoken as yours – they just said it was awful! I totally agree they could have done a better job because it’s a good concept.

    I love dance movies, too, but tend toward the oldies – Dirty Dancing (all-time fave movie!), Flashdance, Footloose, etc. I should check out some more modern ones! I don’t often have the opportunity to watch a “girl movie” by myself – my husband and grown sons prefer action/thrillers!

    I enjoyed your movie reviews – I post a movie review every Monday on my blog πŸ™‚ Found you through Small Victories Sunday Linkup!


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    • I’m glad that you enjoy my movie reviews. I’m sorry to hear that you don’t get the luxury of watching girl movies that often.

      Thank you for stopping by and commenting. I hope to see you again soon.


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