James McAvoy marathon


I confess, after hearing Keira Knightley’s remark that James McAvoy is the best kisser among all her leading men, I was flabbergasted. What? Not Orlando Bloom? No! It can’t be. So then I watched the much talked about Atonement. But since my Blockbuster queue messed things up, I started with Becoming Jane with the ethereally beautiful Anne Hathaway. James plays the one that got away. The guy who supposedly inspired Jane Austen to write about love and romance. Now I am not the type who likes period drama and all those costumes makes me thank the heavens for the evolution of fashion. But this particular one, I liked. Love the flowing nightgowns. Love the prim and proper dialogues. All the propriety reminiscent or perhaps what inspired the chipmunks who speaks so politely: “shall we go?” “perhaps we should”. “after you” , “no, after you”. The actors were superb – Maggie Smith as the sinister Aunt, James Cromwell as Jane’s father, Julie Walters as Jane’s Mom.

Anyways, this is such a good movie. The thought that Jane had a love affair was very refreshing indeed. That she was so inlove but still let her mind rule over her heart was so heart wrenching and beautiful. And that was there, in that movie, that I fell inlove with James McAvoy.

Atonement was a highly acclaimed movie. A little dark and disturbing on some levels but it was the love story that mesmerized me. The acting was very good and once again, James stole my heart. The storyline was thought provoking and at the same time very heart wrenching. Keira Knightley is such a great actress and easy on the eyes too.

In the end, after watching both movies, I wholeheartedly agreed with Keira Knightley. Sorry, Orlando Bloom, it’s over between the two of us. It’s not you. It’s me.

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  1. I, too, have become stricken with the James Mcavoy fever since renting Becoming Jane this weekend! I can’t stop watching clips from his various films on YouTube. It’s shameless, but that accent kills.

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  3. Hi Endochick!
    He’s something else, aint he? I drool over that accent!

  4. hey proud Momma please click here : http://brainbitsandbeats.blogspot.com/2008/05/tribute-to-mothers.html

  5. I loved him as Mr. Tumnus 🙂

    btw, you’re tagged 🙂

  6. ever since i landed in germany, never been updated with the new faces in hollywood 😀 happy mother’s day!

  7. Happy Mother’s Day!

  8. Hi Mary, Happy Mother’s Day! Hope you’ve enjoyed this special day…

  9. @Hailey: Thanks for the tag. Will do it as soon as I get the chance! 😉

    @Cookie: He was charming in Narnia huh?

    @ Raq: Oh you have got to watch him! He’s a very good actor and easy on the eyes too! 🙂

    @ Belle and Rowena: Happy mother’s day to you too!

  10. Since I have seen him in Becoming Jane,
    I’m a huge fan of him. On Youtube, everyday I watch clips from him! xD

  11. From the previews I thought he was too small, not my type. But when I saw him in Becoming Jane (loved that movie and the idea where Jane’s inspired scenes came from) and Atonement I believe what Anne Hathaway said of him being the next great actor.

  12. yo tmbn m enamore del desde k lo vi komo el sr. tumnus fauno o no fauno m enkanta.

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