Monday, July 26, 2010
Before you say anything, no, I do NOT apologize for watching this movie. I am a snob about many things, but I love me some rom-com action, as long as there is no sign of Katherine Heigl, who is a ruiner of all things romantic. Sandra Bullock? Yup, I dig her. Ryan Reynolds? Hell to the yes, my friend, bring on the Canadian antics.
Ok, you all know the plot. Bitchy boss, loyal assistant, she's going to be deported, they fake an engagement. It was all in the previews, I haven't ruined anything for you.
Everything you think you know about this movie is true. There are witty one-liners, the grandma's a crackpot because she's played by Betty White, there are Strong Emotions and True Feelings Revealed. You have seen this movie before, by several other titles. But who cares???? It's fun, it's cute, you laugh (I did, they're funny people), you cry (yes, I have feelings), you wonder if you'll ever look that good in a knee-length skirt suit (probably not). The other thing you do is hit Pause at the moment the two leads bang into each other naked, and then you study that image very carefully. Upon careful inspection, you will come to the conclusion that they have two of the best asses in Hollywood, as well as the rest of their bodies (Sandra Bullock's thighs made me really angry), and then you will experience jealousy for a moment. And then you will hit Play again, and you will laugh and cry.
Listen, I know that every once in a while, all of us are up for a stupid romantic movie night, and how many times can we watch Bridget Jones??