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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Redbox It

Yesterday was my first time trying Redbox. We have Netflix, but I really wanted to see this movie last night rather than waiting the "Short Wait" time Netflix said it would be. So, I thought I'd give Redbox a shot. Have you tried it? My first impression...AWESOME! Before you go to your Redbox and find that the movie you wanted was sold out, you can reserve a movie online and go pick it up at a designated location. The movie was in great condition. And it's only $1 per night. I returned my movie this morning and it was super easy. If you haven't tried it, try it this weekend. It's really that easy. Thank you, Julie, for telling me about it!

So, what was the movie I was dying to see...The Last Song. As you know, I read the book and really enjoyed it. I was interested to see how the movie would play out against the book. Remember the book and movie are NEVER the same! After watching the movie, I give it two thumbs up! They left out some parts, but the main storyline was still in tact. I cried continuously during the last hour of the movie (maybe it was because I'd read the book and knew what to expect or because I am hormonal still), but it was a great movie.

Fred asked why I read Nicholas Sparks' books and watch the movies because I always cry. I answered, "Because they are so good."

I actually thought Miley did a great job and her character was cast perfectly. I must admit I was skeptical. I really enjoyed Greg Kinear in a more serious role. I honestly don't think I've seen a good love story movie like this one in a long time.

Rent it this weekend!! And if you haven't tried Redbox, try it too!

18 comments:

Neely said...

I hate the movie lol but Chad and I did the same thing Sat night. We have netflix but wanted to try redbox so we used the itouch app and reserved a movie that was in the shopping center across the street. Netflix has been cancelled. We are redbox converts!

A Wedding Story said...

We use Redbox all the time! We love it!

Miss Chelsea said...

We use redbox all the time! There are no more movie stores around us so that's the only option

Mr. and Mrs. Smith said...

I thought they did a good job with the movie.

Nicholas Sparks has a new book coming out in September - can't wait!

Alissa said...

I adore redbox! We actually have netflix too, but we're thinking of cancelling it because netflix gets new releases a lot later than redbox does, and I don't particularl like the navigation on the netflix site.

Laura Brown said...

I have used redbox a few times and really liked it! I loved the Last Song also. It took me a little while to stop thinking about Miley but once I did it was so good!

Meredith said...

love Redbox, it's close to the house and cheap. I enjoyed the movie, but the book, as is usually the case, was better!!

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

I've heard so many commericals on the radio for Redbox I want to try it too!

Jenn @ WestSacHoney said...

I haven't used it because we have blockbuster but I would totally use it I've heard great things!

Natasha said...

ohhh i am going to have to watch that movie--we are loyal redbox fans and LOVE it!!!!

Kristin said...

I am OBSESSED with RedBox! I really appreciate that you can return the movies to any box as well....super helpful when you're on the fly! I recently opened a coffee shop and I'm considering looking in to getting a RedBox in or near the shop! Would you rent a movie while you were getting a latte?

Leslie said...

I loved the movie too. I cried and cried!

Tiffany said...

I rented that Tuesday night! There was A LOT different about the movie but I still really enjoyed it. I cried reading the book so I really cried like a baby through the end of the movie! I have to agree though I LOVE nicholas sparks books and movies!

Aimee @ Life As An Oakes said...

I love redbox. I never rented movies before discovering it but now sometimes hubs and I go a few times a week to get something to watch. Its a great deal!

Perfectly Imperfect said...

I rented this movie just because I live where it was filmed so I feel I have to see it. I usually do not like NS stories though... I always read them and then always get mad!

The Pink Chick said...

I haven't tried redbox yet! I see them every where. I will have to visit one soon!

Ms. Emily Ann said...

Good to know, I have never tried Redbox and have the hardest time deciding which movies to rent, I love Nicholas Sparks too, so I am gonna have to check this one out!

kate funk said...

Red Box is Amazing! It makes me wonder what Blockbuster has been doing with all their money.
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