Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Kevin, Dug, and the Little Mailman that Smelled Like Chocolate

Do you like adventure? Are you adventurous but never get to go anywhere? Some of you bloggers out there seem incredibly adventurous...or at least mischievous. I like to think I'm brave, but, well, I think they call being cowardly yellow because you piss yer pants. Which is worse? Longing for adventure and looking back and wishing you had taken the risks or going for it, and if you flub or look like an idiot, at least you tried?

My BFF and I saw "Up" the other day. In 3-D. Which, by the way, is the best way to see it. They give you cool glasses with the dorky lawyer type writing in it. "Do not wear these glasses to drive" or some malarkey. Heck, the real world is already 3-D, I don't need no stinkin' glasses to make it more 3-D. There were only 5 or so people in the audience and we ended up being the ones laughing the hardest. Carl in the movie is the spitting image of Spencer Tracy. I kept waiting for Katherine Hepburn to make an appearance.

I did not expect to cry in this movie. BFF hardly ever cries so I have to pretend or hide but the first 15 minutes or so of the movie were so poignant. Love, loss, dreams, regret, hope, adventure, optimism. It was all there. I loved it. The main character in the movie goes on an adventure and has a Wilderness scout as a stowaway, the little mailman that smells like chocolate. I love that he is trying to fulfill the requirements for his last badge and the space where the badge would go on his scarf is a hole right over his heart. Loved it. Go on, go look at the trailer.

I wanted to run away with him. He tied thousands of balloons to his house (you don't even need to pack!) and off he went to fulfill a life's ambition. And I want one of those collars for my dog so he can talk to me so that when he is barking incessantly, I can ask him what the heck his problem is. Knowing fat old Bo, he is probably barking because better that end than the other. Thing build up you know.


@eloh said...

I'll have to check this out. I think I saw a spot on the TV about it a while back. You give it a five star rating?

Happy Hour...Somewhere said...

@eloh I am a sucker for animated movies. I worked very briefly for Hanna-Barbera as a gofer and they let me paint a few cells (back when people actually did cell animation.) My ex-sister-in-law works for the Disney studios in animation so I got a chance to see the beginning sketches and models for "The Hunchback of Notre Dame." But UP was a good movie and I enjoyed the heck out of it. The price of tickets here in California is outrageous, we paid $11.00 for a matinee show, and we paid extra for the glasses, but I would see it again. I tend to have a strange taste in movies. I mean I really liked the "Kill Bill" movies and "Pulp Fiction" but I also love "Pollyanna~!" Go figure.

Karen said...

How fun that you kids went to the show!!! I will check this one out soon! Love and miss you K

Housewife Savant said...

My kids raved, but it included "cute," and "awesome" and "funny" smattered with lots of "like, like, like."
"It was like, such a cute movie, like so awesome, super funny and so, like, cute!"
Thanks for clarifying. I'll, like, have to rent this.

Happy Hour...Somewhere said...

Like, having grown up in THE San Fernando awesome,ya know what I mean, I would say go see the movie.