I have to review something positive after “Chinatown”, so here are my thoughts on “The Shawshank Redemption”.
Ladies, if you have been dating a guy for 6 months and you’re slowly realizing that chick flicks don’t really make him put his arm around you – rent “The Shawshank Redemption”. I assure you that after this movie, he will let you pick every movie for the rest of your relationship because he will immediately respect your taste in movies. Plus, if it’s taken you 6 months to be considerate of your boyfriend’s feelings, you only have 3 more months left in your relationship until he realizes he can do better. So this is a win win.
Now, I am not usually a fan of Morgan Freeman’s work unless he’s narrating, however, in this exceptional movie – he does a pretty phenomenal job. I don’t want to spoil this movie for Shawshank virgins, but let me just say this: jail + library + revenge + total genius = one of the best movies of all time.
Do yourself a favor: buy a pizza, drink some beer, and watch this movie.
Popcorn Rating: 5 popped kernels