Hello friends and fellow movie lovers! In January, one of my best blogging friends Ellyn wrote a post in which she watched a movie every day during the month. As soon as I saw that, I was inspired. Since then, I’ve been wanting to undertake a similar challenge albeit not as long so I’m shortening it down to a week. Thus the “Allonsy Challenge” was born in which I watch a movie every day for a week.
While Ellyn asked for recommendations, I just decided to watch movies that I’ve been putting off for some reason. Personally, I’m not a big movie watcher so this was a big change for me. I’d rather binge TV shows but I wanted to put myself in Ellyn’s shoes and possibly try to get out of my comfort zone.
With all that being said, let’s get into the movies I watched, my thoughts on them and my thoughts on this challenge as a whole. It’s also important if I tell you when this took place: I started on February 16th and watched my last movie on February 22nd.
Day 1: February 16th
Since I was off Sunday and had just finished Contemporary-A-Thon, I decided to start this challenge. With that being said, the first movie I decided to watch was To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before: P.S. I Still Love You. I’ve been waiting to watch this since it came out earlier this week and I did not disappoint. While I wasn’t crazy about Jordan Fisher being John Ambrose, I really LOVED it when I watched.
However, I had similar feelings as I did during the book which is that John Ambrose deserves rights. Jenny Han did him so dirty and the movie didn’t help. With that being said, this was just as cute and heartwarming as the first movie. This was a great place to start and one I’ve been eagerly anticipating. 4/5 stars
Day 2: February 17th
This time, I decided to watch a movie that’s on-demand on my TV. Since Valentine’s Day was last week, I figured this would be a good one. It’s a romantic comedy that’s not trying to be a romantic comedy following Rebel Wilson as she realizes all of the good things she has and how she can make her life better. Plus it stars Liam Hemsworth, Adam Bovine and Priyanka Chopra-Jonas so it was a pretty solid cast.
It made fun of romantic comedies but was a good romantic comedy lol. Either way, I thought it was really cute and funny. I can see myself rewatching this around Valentine’s Day because it would be perfect for that time. 4/5 stars
Day 3: February 18th
Another movie I decided to watch was Us which is directed by Jordan Peele and after enjoying Get Out, this was an easy pick. I decided to watch with the guy I’m talking to and honestly, this movie scared the crap out of me. I don’t want to get into too many plot details as I think it’s better to go into it blind but this movie had another good plot twist and was every bit as good as Get Out.
If you like scary movies, I’d highly recommend. If you don’t, then skip this one because as a horror movie lover, I was still SUPER scared lmao. While it wasn’t my best idea to watch it at night, it was still a good one. 5/5 stars
Day 4: February 19th
For some reason, it took me forever to decide what movie I wanted to watch. After I watched The Masked Singer, I decided to go on Disney+ and watch something I’ve never watched before. The Good Dinosaur was one of the few Pixar movies I’ve never watched and honestly, it was so cute. It was basically a buddy story between Arlo and Spot who after getting lost, want to find their way home. It has all the classic Disney trademarks but it’s still a good one.
Visually, the character designs are different but the other visuals are just beautiful. I’m not sure why this movie was so underappreciated but I thought it was really good. I know that I’ll rewatch it in the future. 4/5 stars
Day 5: February 20th
I worked until 9 this night so I knew I didn’t want to watch a super long movie so I turned to Netflix. I remember seeing the trailer for Wine Country a while ago and thinking it looked funny so I decided on that. This one follows a group of women who became friends after working at the same pizza place and they’re going on a girl’s trip to celebrate one of the ladies’ 50th birthday.
This movie was super funny but had its serious and heartfelt moments. I can’t believe that I waited this long to watch it because I thought it was amazing. I’d highly recommend it if you like any of these women and if you liked the movie Bridesmaids as it has a similar vibe. 5/5 stars
Day 6: February 21st
I was doing so good with this challenge up until day 6. After I got home from work, I took too long to decide on a movie to watch and ended up, falling asleep. However, I talked to Ellyn and she confirmed that I could watch 2 movies on Saturday to make up for it so let’s just pretend Friday didn’t happen.
Day 7: February 22nd
After work, I showered, made some food and then settled down to start my first movie of the night. On Netflix, there is a documentary about Betty White called Betty White: First Lady of Television. It basically touches on her life, her time in show business and basically how iconic she is. Overall, I thought it was good but too short. I think it could have been more in-depth but I liked learning more about her. 4/5 stars
The second movie I watched was Detective Picahku which is on HBO. I saw the trailer of this when it was released but hadn’t heard much about it until I saw it on my TV so I decided to watch it. While I’m not a Pokemon fan, I really did enjoy this movie as it was funny, had good characters and an unusual ending. Personally, I didn’t think it fit with the rest of the movie but it wasn’t bad. That’s really my only complaint as I thought it was a pretty good movie. 4/5 stars
What did I learn?
I learned that maybe I shouldn’t judge movies as harshly as I do. While I’d still prefer to watch a movie over a TV show, I’ll make sure to think twice when it comes to picking a movie versus a TV show. For some reason, I always hold off on watching movies so I’m going to try to break that habit as I enjoyed all the movies I watched this week. I might not have any new favorites, but it was nice to get caught up on the movies I missed out on.
I guess the major question is if I would do this challenge again? I have to say yes as it was a lot of fun. Honestly, it gave me something to look forward to throughout the day. Plus there are a lot of movies I still want to watch. It felt so nice to do this challenge since I was just wrapping up Contemporary-A-Thon, too. I have to say that I applaud Ellyn for doing this for a month because I doubt I could do that! Lol
Could you do this challenge or would you do something similar? I’d love to know because I might try to undertake it again. 😛
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