I'm attempting to watch all the movies that were nominated for an Oscar this year. I am going to post my review of each one with how I actually felt about the movie. I'm not going to give a detailed plot because I'm not amazon and you can easily look there... or imdb... or wikipedia...
I normally only rent movies when they come out on Redbox and even then only with free codes- cause I'm cheap so that's how I roll. I did however, let my husband convince me to pay to rent it at Family Video the weekend it came out.
It was good. Was it exceptional? No. The plot kept my interest, but the ending seems pretty predictable. I think the wow factor of the movie that got it the Oscar buzz is that you had the Cast Away theme going on where one person gets stranded after an accident and the entire movie is pretty much a one-man show. That takes talent to pull off and I thought Sandra Bullock did a convincing job, so kudos to her.
Do I think it's worth the rent?... .... ... ummm... yes? I mean, it's an easy watch from start to finish, but being trapped in space doesn't bring quite as many entertaining opportunities as being trapped on an island for years like in Cast Away. If you're looking for something to rent on a slow weekend or rainy day, I doubt you'd be disappointed if you spent the $3.