oh my god

Feb. 2nd, 2010 01:34 am
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Please lend me your ear. Or I might cry with joy all by myself.

Even if you didn't intend on it, I advise that your take the time out and see the movie Valentine's Day, which I saw Saturday at a screening. Its opening dates are here on IMDb.

This movie encapsulates everything I detest about romantic comedies or movies that turn white middle class Americans with certain physical attributes that appeal to Hollywood into a bland, interchangeable group.

There are many more things to deplore about the movie,


There is only one small (but epic) reason. Actually, two. Taylor Launter and Taylor Swift, two people over whom I would lose my shirt on a game show if their names came up as a category, stole the show. It was RIDICULOUS how funny these two were.

I'm not sure they were acting, perhaps that was just them, but they play vapid, ditzy high school teens in love to perfection, and truly, I had to wonder whether their managers were watching. Because were I responsible for their careers, I would find a series of well-written goofy comedies--a la Goldie Hawn's early career--for them to shine in.

But I digress. What I'm trying to say is: If you love slash, and you don't mind love [especially where there's squishy involved! *weeps*], SEE this movie.

And already I've said too much.

I will probably write up a review after the movie comes out, because its failures fascinated me, but for me, THERE WILL BE FIC.

Ack. My poor, silly heart.

on 2010-02-02 04:14 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] elaur.livejournal.com
Sounds like a rental to me. I fucking HATE those romantic comedies!

on 2010-02-02 04:51 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] shrinetolust.livejournal.com
*giggles over your icon*


on 2010-02-02 05:42 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] elaur.livejournal.com
Heh. Daddy Winchester likes bad boys with attitude. You better watch out.

on 2010-02-02 05:46 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] shrinetolust.livejournal.com
Hee...I expected he might. How about snarky boys? *G*

on 2010-02-08 02:09 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] 2-perseph.livejournal.com
I'll edit the DVD for ya.

on 2010-02-02 04:50 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] shrinetolust.livejournal.com
I loooove romantic comedies. Though of course I don't like bland, and interchangeable women who all look the same. I also don't like that Taylor Swift keeps winning Grammys, even though she can't really sing, so that might taint my viewing a bit.

Taylor is a hunk of adorableness, but I thought his acting was suspect in Twilight...I think I would like to see him play dumb and goofy because that will suit him and his sweet smile much better. *G*

And there are lots of other awesome people in the film, so I did *squee* quite a bit at that. Will hubby be tortured if I take him? He's pretty open-minded.
Edited on 2010-02-02 04:51 pm (UTC)

on 2010-02-08 02:11 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] 2-perseph.livejournal.com
I thought his acting in Twilight was terrifying, too. I did not go into this movie under anything but heavy protest. lol. I don't mind romcoms, I just don't like the way they're done nowadays.

Oh no, your husband won't be bothered by anything in the movie at all. I think he might actually enjoy it. The movie sure does try. And definitely stay through the end credits. There are bloopers, one worth seeing.

on 2010-02-12 07:03 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] shrinetolust.livejournal.com
Thanks for the heads-up! The critics have *eviscerated* it. Gah. Only 16% on Rotten Tomatoes, which is scary. But then again, Forbidden Kingdom got 65%, and that was actually offensive on some levels. So sometimes the critics are way off base.

Like hordes of other women, I will no doubt go and see this anyway. :P I'm not looking for brain surgery. The Ugly Truth got 14% and I enjoyed the hell out of that. Charming stars do a lot for me. Not that I don't want them to be in better movies, but sometimes a bit of fluff with charming peeps is okay by me. :)

on 2010-02-02 06:50 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] pairatime.livejournal.com
it looks like a great movie I'm looking forward to it

on 2010-02-08 02:12 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] 2-perseph.livejournal.com
Hope you enjoy it.

on 2010-02-04 03:45 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] nieninque121.livejournal.com
They don't have a release date for Canada! *throws a fit* =P I just saw the commercial for it, looks a bit like Love Actually (which I love!), so maybe I'll go see it.

on 2010-02-08 02:15 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] 2-perseph.livejournal.com
It's trying to be Love Actually. A movie which I watch every Christmas without fail. So. much. love. for that movie.

Yeah, I checked again and sure enough, no release date for Canada. But I have a feeling it'll open the same day as in the US, as some studio distributors consider Canada a "domestic" release as part of North America. Hope!

on 2010-02-16 03:38 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] denaligirl1.livejournal.com
i think i hate you. this is so not anything i would ever see, and now i'll have to see it. *weeps*

on 2010-02-16 04:20 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] perseph2hades.livejournal.com
Take some advil against the pain of the rest of the movie, and see it. God, please see it so I can talk to someone about it before something breaks in me.


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