Alfie – Movie 93 of 365

04 Apr

Alfie 2004Being a fangirl will sometimes make you do things you wouldn’t do under sane circumstances.  I love Jude Law, but I hate romance movies with a passion.  Consequently even though Alfie was in my Netflix queue I’ve been resisting watching it.  But finally the allure of the eye candy and talent that is Mr. Law won over and I finally gave in.

Alfie is the remake of the 1966 film that starred Michael Caine in the title role.  I haven’t seen the original so I can’t tell you how this version compares.  The plot is very simple Alfie (Jude Law) is a man who loves women.  Any pretty face that crosses his path grabs his attention.  The problem is, Alfie simply can’t commit, to anyone.  The moment things get serious or even hint at getting serious Alfie breaks the relationship and moves on.  Narrated by Alfie, mostly talking directly to me, ahem, to the camera, we go through Alfie’s conquests, failures, and his search for the perfect woman.

For a romance movie it was actually quite enjoyable.  Of course Jude Law was responsible for a lot of that.  If you are looking for a good Law eye candy movie this is it.  I also like that Alfie doesn’t just go for the same type of woman over and over again.  Alfie is a diversified lothario, dating women of different backgrounds, ages, and ethnic groups.   Even when he flirts with his next door neighbor he comes across as earnest even though you know he’s sort of using her.  You do really want to hate him at times for his immature decisions but he’s so damn lovable you just can’t. Besides it’s very easy to see that Alfie is not as happy with his life as he pretends to be.  I also enjoyed the narration style of the movie, it pulled you in and made you feel more along for the ride.  I don’t think if we didn’t get Alfie’s inner perspective on everything it wouldn’t have been interesting at all.

This movie had a bit more depth to it than I expected but not overly so, even the hurtful parts are presented at an even keel.  The pacing of the movie matching closely Alfie’s mood.  In the end it’s not a great movie but a very good movie. I’d watch it again and not just for the delectable Mr. Law.  The rest of the cast was good as well.  Standouts being Susan Sarandon as the confident and sexy older woman Liz, Sienna Miller as the variable mood Nikki, and Omar Epps as his best friend Marlon who breaks your heart with a single look.

Leave a comment

Posted by on April 4, 2013 in Movies, Reviews


Tags: , , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s


The Best of the visual Web, sifted, sorted and summarized

Graphomaniac - Elizabeth West

On writing, editing, and other stuff I want to talk about

Deconstructing Myths

Social justice is built one idea at a time...

Multimedium Rare

The intersection of life, living and pop culture. All the while trying to leave it better than I found it.

The Archived Thoughts of a Former Professional Writer

"Oh, that could never happen here. But then again, it might."

ColorTheBooks Blog

Official Blog of Kevin Cullen & Friends

Lachlan + Cathy

Welcome to the House of Payne

Poly Momma

My experiences with motherhood and polyamory.

Sex Geek

thoughts on sex and life

Mixed American Life

Mixed Heritage | Mixed Culture | Mixed Identity | Mixed Parenting

That Girl with the Dot Com

A Life worth living

Read On ...

Thoughts from the staff of the Lexington Public Library to help you find your next book.


This site is the bee's knees

Bad horror, Good times

Reviewing the best of the bad!

Fabulous Realms

Worlds of Fantasy, Folklore, Myth and Legend


Healthy hair, Life and Style

%d bloggers like this: