The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996) Film Review

The Long Kiss Goodnight

Watching The Bourne Identity recently reminded me of The Long Kiss Goodnight. I’ve watched this film so many times, and I will watch it often in the future because I think it is awesome. Not in some ironic way – honestly, I just love it to bits.

Geena Davis plays Samantha Caine, a housewife living in the suburbs. She has a husband and a child and a seemingly idyllic life, but she has no memories from before she arrived in this town as she was found wandering around. She’s happily married with a lovely small daughter. Then, she starts to remember. She was Charly, a hitman. Along with Mitch Henessey (Samuel L Jackson), a private detective she hired to find her past, she takes a journey to find who she is and free herself from the past.

And it is totally and utterly awesome. There needs to be more action films with women in the roles. I think I have a bit of a girl crush on Geena Davis, she is just so tough and awesome, but gorgeous and funny. I reckon I’ve watched this film twenty times and I could watch it another twenty. Or more.


Earth Girls Are Easy (1988) Film Review

Earth Girls Are Easy

Valerie(Geena Davis) is having problems with her cheating fiancé, Ted (Charles Rocket). After kicking him out, a spaceship lands in her pool and out come three hairy aliens; Mac (Jeff Goldblum), Wiploc (Jim Carrey) and Zeebo (Damon Wayans). With the help of her friend Candy (Julie Brown), they scrub up to be pretty handsome, and all kinds of crazy things occur. Especially when Wiploc and Zeebo are taken to the beach by stoner pool-cleaner Woody (Michael McKean).

This is one of the silliest films ever made, and I totally love it. It’s totally cheesy, including the songs (oh, yes. It’s a musical) but what I really love is seeing these actors jut playing fun times.