Argo – Movie Review & Giveaway

12th March 2013

ARGO, directed by Ben Affleck, was the movie to see this year. It won 3 Oscars (including Best Picture) and received an amazing total of 58 nominations with 52 wins including the AFI Award, Golden Globe, Bafta Award, People’s Choice Award, and the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Picture.

On November 4, 1979, as the Iranian revolution reaches its boiling point, militants storm the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, taking 52 Americans hostage. But, in the midst of the chaos, six Americans manage to slip away and find refuge in the home of Canadian Ambassador Ken Taylor. Knowing it is only a matter of time before the six are found out and likely killed, the Canadian and American governments ask the CIA to intervene. The CIA turns to their top “exfiltration” specialist, Tony Mendez, to come up with a plan to get the six Americans safely out of the country. A plan so incredible, it could only happen in the movies.

I really enjoyed this movie – despite knowing the outcome of the story, I was on the edge of my seat the entire time. It was a movie gut rot situation – the anticipation was killing me. I thought Ben Affleck was fantastic and I finally understood the facial hair/hair situation. The cast was incredible and the similarities between the actors and those they played was uncanny (check out the special features to see what I’m talking about). I adored Alan Arkin and John Goodman but they’re awesome in everything they do so no surprise there.

Visually, the movie is unbelievable in its accuracy and again, you have to watch the special features to really get an idea of how much detail went into making the movie really feel like the era it was portraying. Both my husband and I thought it was fantastic and a definite must see movie.

Favorite quote in the movie (this one’s easy): “Argo, f*ck yourself!”


I’m giving away an ARGO Blu-Ray combo pack.

To enter, leave a comment below and tell me your favorite Ben Affleck, Alan Arkin or John Goodman movie!

For an additional, totally optional entry, tweet this (once) and leave a comment below telling me you did:

Enter to win an ARGO DVD/Blu-ray on @BOREDMommy’s blog! #giveaway #canwin 


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  • Giveaway ends Monday, March 18, 2013.

UPDATE: Congrats to #35 NIKKI – thanks to everyone who entered!!

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37 thoughts on “Argo – Movie Review & Giveaway

  1. Chantal

    I would love to see this movie. I think my fav Ben Affleck film has to be Good Will Hunting. I still remember watching him and Matt Damon accept the Academy Award for that movie. it was awesome.

  2. Connie


    My two favorite movies with Ben Affleck are:Armageddon and Jersey Girl
    My favorite movie with John Goodman in it is: The Big Lebowski

    Thank you for this giveaway! I have been wanting to watch this movie and now I know it is excellent thanks to your review. 🙂

  3. Lee Pearson

    Ben Affleck was good in He’s Just Not That Into You. I also liked John Goodman in Fallen. I’ve heard a lot of really good reviews about Argo and would love to see it. Thank you for this nice giveaway.

  4. Nikki

    My favourite John Goodman movie is The Flintstones! Funny cuz I love Baffleck but I can’t think of any of his movies right now other than Forces of Nature (and I didn’t really love that one!)


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