June 20th, 2009
Movies and Infighting…What Could Be More Fun?

Well RWA Nationals is just around the corner and there’s a new fight brewing. You can read all about it HERE. I’ll be honest, I just can’t get the energy up to give a shit. Pardon my French.

Now onto the movies. As I mentioned several times this week, I planned to go see the Proposal with Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds this weekend. We made to the Friday showing. The movie promised laughs and wonderful chemistry. On that front it delivered in spades. The one-liners were awesome. No one can top Betty White, but Ryan and Sandra gave it their best shot. Speaking of Ryan Reynolds and Sandra, they had fabulous chemistry. You can tell that they really enjoyed filming. For the lines of dialogue alone I think the film is worth seeing. That said, it was far from perfect. There were a couple of story-lines that were brought up, but really not addressed. And to be honest, they seemed like fairly important story-lines. The kind of lines that would’ve taken the movie from cute to keeper. Alas, the writer/s chose to pull a punk move along the lines of ‘it was all a dream’. No, they didn’t use that specific contrived story device, but it was darn close. Grrrr…

Now onto our next film. Dh and I went to see an indie movie called Away We Go. I have to admit I’d forgotten how friggin’ smart indie films can be. This movie was no exception. It was wonderfully cast. Terrifically acted. And just an all around good film. Small confession. Dh and I went to see it because the couple in the movie reminded us of us (in a small way). Not the way they live or the baby, but their search for the perfect place. We’ve been going through the same thing for the past couple of years. It was nice to see we aren’t alone, even if it did come via made-up characters. *g*

10 comments to “Movies and Infighting…What Could Be More Fun?”

  1. Thanks for the review. It’ll be the small screen for me on The Proposal. We saw Star Trek last night and it was a blast.

  2. Bernard, Star Trek is by far my favorite film this year.

  3. I still want to see The Proposal. But now I’m intrigued by Away We Go. The husband and I have tried a lot of places on for size. 😀

  4. Oh, and I’ve forgotten how many movements for change there’ve been in RWA. Nothing ever changes. I don’t think this’ll be any different. So you’re probably safe to not get too excited.

  5. Charli, I think you’d like both The Proposal and Away We Go. The latter is a quirky movie, but it’s quite funny. If you enjoy Sandra and Ryan, you’ll enjoy the Proposal.

  6. Charli, There seems to be a new one pop of every year before RWA Nationals. It’s like the whack a mole game. (shakes head) You’re right about there not being any changes.

  7. I agree on Star Trek being a favorite this year so far. But I have to admit your review of The Proposal confused me. I saw it this past weekend too, (Laughed my butt off) and I don’t get what you’re talking about with plot lines not being followed through and the “it was all a dream” thing. I know you say it wasn’t exactly that, but well..I’m lost. 😕

  8. Sorry Sasha. I was trying not to put up any spoilers when I made that analogy. What I meant was I thought that the plot element with the father and son was resolved too easily. (ie via Betty) And yes, I laughed my butt of in it, too. Great one-liners throughout the film.

  9. Oh! OKay I get what your sayin’. 🙂

    I guess I never really saw that particular event as getting it resolved. LOL Maybe because my own family things, I figured, “Yeah, that’ll last a week”. LOL But for me what did imply it was getting resolved was the fact that Ryan’s character seemed to actually grow a back bone in a few situations by the end of the movie, and that sort of meant he was ‘growing up’ to me.

    Funny how we all see different things in the same thing. Just like reading. LOL

  10. Sasha, I’ve had plot on the brain lately. *ggg* So I look for it in everything now. I do agree that Ryan grew by sticking up for himself. The problem itself didn’t seem resolved. Again, I’ve had plot on the brain. I still really liked the movie and would definitely recommend seeing it. I thought it was funny.

    LOL, yes it is. 🙂