Sunday, January 13, 2008

Movies

One of my favorite books of all times is Bridget Jones (both books, most probably). So when they came out with a movie "Bridget Jones, the edge of reason" I felt compelled to watch it. Never mind that I don't like Rene whatever-her-last-name-is who played Bridget. I knew the movie sricpt would butcher the book but I thought it was still worth a shot for a long saturday night entertainment.
Well the movie was as mediocre as promised and boring enough for my hubby to actually fall asleep in the middle. He didn't complain about the movie. But even though he had a nice nap on Shabbat( this was obviously before the joys-of-our-lives), he gently snoozed sometime in the middle of the movie.
Since that time, we try to go to more stimulating movies- if not action, then at least a comedy that promises to be funny.
Last night, thanks to my sis-the babysitter on call, we went to watch a movie. Lately, we go to the most local movie theater. The selection there isn't that great but it relatevely inexpensive and, what's even more important, it's close to home and there is no line to get tickets.
The choices included Alvin and the Chipmunks, First Sunday, and The Bucket List. The Bucket List seemed like the best choice and I billed it as "comedy" to hubs.
Though this movie did have some funny lines, comedy it definitely was not. It was one of those slower feel good movies that one can watch once a year, just because.
To make the long story short, The Bucket List has joined Bridget Jones the Edge of Reason on hubby's list of movies to fall asleep with...Maybe the only difference is, he called this one a ' nonsense' or something like this before he took his much needed nap.

5 comments:

Moshe said...

Used to be so many good comedies...
while you were sleeping, my father the hero, french kiss, nine months...

SubWife said...

it's not like they came out all in the same year. I am sure you can find something newer. By the way, didn't find all those mentioned above funny. Cute, but not particularly funny...

Moshe said...

Feels like 10 years ago there were a lot more better made movies in both action and comedy genres. The writing, the plots, the acting used to be better. Now everyone ripping each other off and quantity is more important than quality.

SubWife said...

I know, everything used to be better before. Now you sound like my grandma. I say watch some Mexican telenovellas, there's always some action there... I will give you this though: it was easier for find a cleaner comedy before than it is now. Most comedies now have adult content, but I can't say it was MUCH better before.

Moshe said...

action is now about special effects, not about story or plot.
that's why we watch mostly japanese stuff. love House MD though.