Amazon’s put a few popular movies on sale as 99 cent rentals for this weekend only. There’s one for the entire family to enjoy, plus a taut thriller and unrated comedy for the adults, and they’re all rated at least 4/5 stars by hundreds of Amazon reviewers.
By tying thousands of balloons to his home, 78-year-old Carl sets out to fulfill his lifelong dream to see the wilds of South America. Russell, a wilderness explorer 70 years younger, inadvertently becomes a stowaway.
The poignant, touching opening montage describing the history of Carl’s life, marriage, and loss of his wife is worth the price of admission all on its own.
Part 2 in the Jason Bourne series of films, The Bourne Supremacy, has an average review rating of 4/5 across 463 reviews. Besides being priced at 99 cents to rent this weekend, it’s also priced at the bargain price of $6.99 to buy. From Amazon:
They should have left him alone. Academy Award winner Matt Damon is back as expert assassin Jason Bourne in the stunning, non-stop action hit.
The hilarious, gut-busting, unrated version of Forgetting Sarah Marshall (adult content) is rated an average of 4/5 stars across 198 customer reviews. Anyone who’s ever been crushed by the casual rejection of someone they thought was their soulmate will relate to this movie, and enjoy its catharsis. From IMDB:
Devastated Peter takes a Hawaii vacation in order to deal with recent break-up with his TV star girlfriend, Sarah. Little does he know Sarah’s traveling to the same resort as her ex … and she’s bringing along her new boyfriend.
At these prices, why not make it a triple-feature weekend?