Thursday, May 5, 2016

Like Sunday, Like Rain (2014)


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            I am a firm believer that certain people are supposed to come into our lives at times when we most need them even if we do not realize we need them. It does not matter what age these people are who come into our lives be them babies or senior citizens. So many people have come into my life that have either made it a living hell or made it better. I take all of these meetings, good and bad, as a life learning experience. Through certain people I have either found some things out about myself or they have put me on the path of who I want to be. With certain friends and family members I have experienced things, also both good and bad, that I never would have experienced. I am eternally grateful for every person who has come into my life.
            The movie Like Sunday, Like Rain puts a twelve-year-old kid and a woman in their twenties together at a time in their lives when they most needed each other’s kindness, understanding, and intellect.
            Reggie is a child prodigy. He is extremely smart and excels at whatever he puts his mind to. He is also a very privileged kid who lives in the very wealthy area of New York City in a large apartment. Reggis attends a private school that he kind of sees as a joke. Instead of paying attention in math class he stares out the window but when called on he immediately knows the answer and even gives another example. His mother does not even really pay attention to him. She is always bossing Reggie around and seems to only care for herself. She tells Reggie that she is going to Japan to see his father for the summer and that he will have a different nanny watching him than the one that usually does.
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            Eleanor (Leighton Meester) lives in Brooklyn with her crappy boyfriend Dennis (Billie Joe Armstrong). She decides to break things off with him and he is not too happy about it. He goes to the coffee shop where Eleanor works and makes a big scene. The owner of the coffee shop kicks both Dennis and Eleanor out. Without any place to go Eleanor stays at her friend’s apartment and the friend tells her to look into this nannying agency. She does so and immediately gets the job of looking after Reggie.
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            Eleanor and Reggie get along almost right away. She craves intellect after the disaster of Dennis and how her family lives in upstate New York and he craves normalcy. They are the perfect fit as they both understand each other in ways nobody else in their lives can.
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            Like Sunday, Like Rain is excellent. It is so refreshing to watch a movie that was not a love story. There was no girl needing a guy to feel better about herself and vice versa. It was a kind and caring and sympathetic story of a kid who needed to be a kid in some ways and also to be loved and a girl who wanted to get away from her current circumstances and be a better person. Everything about this story was done so well. It was a perfect story of two people coming together when it was most needed in their lives. Leighton Meester and Julian Shatkin who played Reggie were perfect together. Shatkin plays a prodigy and he is a prodigy himself with his acting. I was floored by how awesome he was.

            I think I have said all that I needed to say about Like Sunday, Like Rain. It is such a great movie and one that your rarely see being made. I cannot recommend watching Like Sunday, Like Rain more highly. It is currently available to view on Netflix.
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