The Godfather


Summary:


Rating: R


Could I have watched this with my Dad? : Yeah, but I'm not sure he would have like it.


Could I have watched this with my Mom? : Ha ha yeah no way.


Language: Yes, a fair amount of language.


Sex/Romance: Yes to sex, mostly no to romance. There was one actual sex scene, but they didn't show anything as the characters were fully clothed (the sound was bad enough). A later scene shows a nude woman's top half.


Violence/Gore: Yes, plenty of both. (Heavier on the violence than the gore, though.)


Intense moments? : Most of the movie was an intense moment, especially since I had read the book and always knew what was coming next.

Music: Really fantastic music. I was so excited to finally hear the Godfather theme in The Godfather. Boosted my motivation to try and finally finish the arrangement of it that I have been practicing.


Did I feel the need to leave the lights off and sit in silence afterwards? : Yes. I didn't move for a little while after the movie ended.


Was there a food pairing? : Yes, a couple reheated slices of ham and pepperoni pizza, some bbq chips, some AMAZING toffee, and a few pieces of red licorice that might have been a bit too much.


Thoughts: I was pleasantly shocked by how much the movie kept to the book! I think this is one of the best book-to-movie adaptations I've ever seen! Now, obviously they had to cut out a lot of stuff from the book, (I mean have you seen the thickness of the book?), but everything they cut is what I had guessed would be cut, namely side plot lines and backstories. They made a three hour movie, and rather than try and cram everything in, they focused on the main plot and put in as many book accurate details as they could that were relevant to that main plot line. I loved how they even kept minor details that only the book-readers would notice. Loved it! I often felt that the movie was directly quoted from the book, and that only made me love it more. Even though the ending was slightly different from the book (still pretty accurate, though) I still loved it, and think they chose a strong point to end on. While it didn't give me chills like the book did, I did come this → ← close to crying after it finished, mainly from the beauty and accuracy of their adaptation. So many things looked like I had imagined them as I read the book! Ugh, you guys I just cannot get over how great it is to see a book so accurately and masterfully adapted.


Was this a good use of a night with the house to myself? : Absolutely. My Mom definitely could not have handled that movie (if she had even wanted to), and my Dad may or may not have liked it.


In the End: 5 out of 5 stars, I wish I could pull off a 3-piece suit and fedora. (Also wish I had the power to annihilate my enemies, but you know...)

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