Last Saturday night, Mr. Plain and I went for a drink before a movie and sat at the bar next to a couple on a date. I couldn’t see them, but I could hear every word.
She was a collection agent for child support payments and he was very interested. As in… interested in what was under her skorts. So I got to hear a lot of statements like “I think that’s great!” delivered with extra-enthusiasm. But my favorite was “If you don’t like that, I’ll get you deported!”
That last one almost made me turn around, but instead I asked Mr. Plain to use my phone and pretend like he was checking his voicemail. He took this shot for me:
AAAAAAHHHH! I think my eyes are bleeding! Is it me or does she look creeped out? (And yep, that’s me in the foreground having a margarita — yum!)
After drinks we saw “The Namesake,” and I was disappointed. I was really looking forward to it, but it didn’t live up to my expectations. There were so many stories going on and none was really focussed on. If they had done the movie from the perspective of the mother and mainly dealt with her story it would have been great.
But instead it came off as a poor adaptation of a book. In a book you can have lots of plots and if you’re a good writer it isn’t a problem. You just keep adding pages! But in a movie you have a time-limit and that worked against this movie.
The weekend before we saw “Dreamgirls.” Now this was a fun movie but also disappointing! I know, I’m picky… But they did my least-favorite musical-thing. All of a sudden people would just burst into song. Now that would be fine if they had been doing that from the beginning, but it didn’t start until about 1/3 into the movie and it was very odd.
I’m assuming they had the song-moments because otherwise it would have been really hard to figure out how to fit in the trademark Dreamgirls songs, but their solution didn’t really do it for me. And yes, Jennifer Hudson was very good, but Oscar-good? Nah.
I’m not sure what we’re going to see this weekend, but I’ll let you know how it goes ;)