Thursday, February 19, 2015

Movies With an Unexpected Character - The Bicycle

Like my cats I am easily entertained. I can watch the "what's playing now" digest channel as if it was an actual t.v. show. But that was way back when we had cable television in our household. Hard to believe I once attended film school in L.A. for a couple years, huh? I lived and breathed movies when I lived in Burbank, California. And for a while after that, it was hard to watch films for the sake of entertainment without scrutinizing the cinematography or continuity. Now the extent of any cinema in my life is in the form of NetFlix streamings, the occasional Redbox rentals and the even more rare flicks at the Box Office.

Still, I know a fun-to-watch movie when I see one and I've enjoyed replays of a few flicks where the bicycle plays a surprising role:

I. The Right Kind of Wrong (2013)
Leo is a failed-writer-turned-dishwasher who is made famous for his many flaws and shortcomings in a blog and published book written by his ex-wife. Then Leo meets the girl of his dreams...on the day of her wedding in this heart tugging, super-cute romantic comedy. Check out the trailer! I love this movie because he goes everywhere by bike and there is nothing sexier than a man on a bicycle.
II. Wild Target (2010)
A hitman tries to retire but a beautiful thief (played by Emily Blunt) may change his plans. There's not a whole lot of bicycles in the movie but Emily is dressed so cute, cute and of course, the movie is entertaining and funny.

III. 3 Days to Kill (2014)
Kevin Costner stars in this action-thriller as an international spy who wants to give up his high risk occupation to rebuild a relationship with his estranged daughter but he has to do one last job. The trailer does not do this movie justice. The story between him and his daughter is better. And it's funny how often the purple bike Costner purchased for his daughter appears throughout the movie. It plays a significant role in the movie!
Have you already seen these movies? What did you think?! If you haven't yet, I hope you enjoy watching them as much as I did! At the very least, watch them for the bicycles which you would never expect to be in these movies.

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