Saturday, February 7, 2009
Did you like this movie? I loved it. But then I love almost anything with Gerard Butler. I saw "He's Just Not That Into You" last night. I am still puzzling over it as to whether I liked it or not. I saw Four Christmases and did not like that at all. There were scenes that were hysterical but overall after I left the theater and thought about it, I thought it was such a sad and depressing movie with depressing characters.
Anyway, the movie last night was good but it was not quite what I expected. I chose the trailer from P.S. I Love You because if you think about it, it should be a sad movie. I mean, jiminy crickets, the guy dies right away in the movie. I spent the whole movie crying and then laughing, but when I left the movie I still felt happy.
How is it some directors and writers can do that and others fail at it? I think they want to add depth but for some reason they fail. Mall Cop was like that. Kevin James was great in the movie, you actually like him and feel for him, but everyone else is a caricature. SPOILER ALERT. The SWAT cop in the movie is the ultimate in cheesy, stereotyped, dumb bad guys. It was almost painful to watch, but I do not think it was all the actor's fault. I think the director screwed up.
Back to last night. This movie may grow on me when I get it on DVD. Love Actually did that for me. I am not sure. I liked Justin Long and Ginnifer Goodwin. He is deliciously mean but how many times have you wanted to say those same things to a friend who really needed to get her head out of her butt? It was funny listening to all the stupid things we women say to each other about men.
I need some help trying to figure out what the movie was trying to say. Jennifer Aniston and Ben Affleck end up having this great relationship but what was the point? As long as the woman does not want to get married, the guy will ask? Or never give a man an ultimatum? Or hang on as long as you can because he really does love you and what more do you want?
I am just thinking out loud here. I need my personal Siskel and Ebert to see the movie to see what they say.
Posted by Happy Hour...Somewhere at 10:20 AM