Sunday, January 28, 2007

Catch It

I saw "Catch and Release" with the mom today. It was so sweet and since it was supposedly filmed in Boulder, it felt like home. Also, Timothy Olyphant is gorgeous. It's the smile. I must have a thing for them. But it was a very sweet movie with a great soundtrack and while the story is kinda unbelievable, I bought it. Hook, Line and sinker. Happy ending too. Always nice.

If you go see it, you have to admit that Dennis is a catch too. Although I cannot abide the fact that he took 6 years to tell Grey how he felt about her.

Is it just a coincidence, or have all the movies I've seen lately feature women writing letters to their dead lovers?

Anyway, worth the few dollars to see it. Sweet and will make you smile. Kevin Smith is a hoot.


At 10:25 PM , Blogger P said...

I feel like a rain cloud of the blogs... but then maybe I am a rain cloud. At any rate, I was going to speak, in negative terms, of the 'romantic comedy' genre. I don't like it. Life's never that simple, it often doesn't end happily, there aren't obvious choices, there often aren't second chances, regret is terminal, good guys don't win by being nice and trying hard and being nice, a lot of people don't find someone special, or they do but can't make it work, or they do but don't get to try to make it work, and sometimes the girl falls for the jerk with ripped abs and a trust fund and doesn't have an epiphany at the altar and go for the poor slob who's really charming inside, and sometimes people grow old being unhappy and settle because it's worse going it alone than being with someone who's only special because they're around. Basically, romantic comedies are so incredibly happy and comedic as to be totally implausible and dystopian, and remind me of all the shit that life deals people, as per above.

So... I guess I'm more of a flash flood than a rain cloud. Avoid low-lying areas.

At 10:31 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear P, Sounds like you need to reinvent yourself and get out of the rain. You've been dumpd on too many times. Love can be just like in the movies. You just have to go the extra mile to make it happen. MOM

At 12:31 PM , Blogger chinchilla said...

Even leaving the component of what is really possible and what goes on in life out of the discussion - aren't we missing a big point? Isn't that what movies are there for? To escape reality for a couple of of hours and enjoy the fantasy world?

And while one can argue that this ideal story line really just further emaphsizes our own lack of.....whatever, that can be said of all genres.

I can't think of one bond girl that hasn't made me feel homely and boring.

At 12:31 PM , Blogger chinchilla said...

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At 5:56 PM , Blogger HelloBettyLou said...

That is the reason people like the movies, they can escape into the fantasy. Of course it's not real, who falls in love after 1 day? Who is willing to uproot their life for a near stranger? No one. It's just fun to think...maybe...what if?

At 10:51 PM , Blogger P said...

Movies have to be compelling, plausible and believable on some level to draw us into the fantasy, whatever it may be, and nothing in my life experience suggests that the fantasy offered by romantic comedies is any of that. It's just so many pretty puppets playing out our vain hopes because many of us will never get to live them out ourselves, and I find that rather depressing.


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