Wednesday, September 2, 2009

What I did a week ago on my way home from France

I watched a movie, which I rarely do these days, although there was a time (remember those days, Lisa B.?) when I could beat ANYBODY in the movie edition of Trivial Pursuit. I don't know what happened. I got ADHD and couldn't sit still for two hours. I got old. I stopped caring. Whatever. Anyway.

But since I was trapped thousands of feet above the ground, breathing recycled air and listening to strangers snore while I was eating peanuts, I thought what the hell. Might as well do SOMETHING. So I watched the film offering which was HE'S JUST NOT THAT INTO YOU.

And? It reminded me of why I stopped going to movies. It was lame, lame, lame. The women were all needy and the men were all dirtbags and really, who could even believe the Ginnifer Goodwin character FOR A SINGLE SECOND?

It's sad that I don't care for movies anymore, though. I hope this is not what getting older means--that the things you've loved stop giving you pleasure.


Sara Z. said...

Ann! That's like picking up a Sydney Sheldon book and saying, "This is why I stopped reading," accusing yourself of being old, and chucking the whole enterprise.

There are so many GREAT MOVIES. Do you need me to keep a list of recs for you? We will talk. I reject this post.

Lisa B. said...

Sara Z. is absolutely correct. That isn't a movie, it's a movie-product.

Now, I will say that I saw that movie, with friends, and had a perfectly good time, with friends. There's a key phrase there: even the lamest movie can possibly be enjoyable, with friends. And, preferably, popcorn. And possibly candy.

Randi said...

I've heard that movie sucks. There's nothing wrong with being sick of movies. Everything's gonna be alright Ann :)

wjmom said...

I love movies, especially if it involves going to the theatre and having popcorn. But even at the theatre, I hated that movie. So, so stupid!

One of the beauties of our day and age (though maybe not as much when you're stuck on an airplane) is that you can choose any movie you want to watch, pretty much any time.

So don't lose heart! Go choose an old favorite, throw that bag of snacks in the microwave, and enjoy.

Or not. That's OK, too.

Kerry said...

don't give up on movies because of THAT movie. it sucks serious bricks. probably worse than most movies of the last decade. or two decades. or, heck, three decades.(incidentally, I also watched it on a plane because I had nothing left to do. and blah!)

LucindaF said...

You should watch UP, the guy looks like your dad.

There are a lot of lame,lame,lame, movies out there.

Every once in awhile there's a gem.

Carolyn V. said...

Well, I missed that movie, but I heard it wasn't that good anyway. =) Just like books, some movies are good, some...aren't.

Jena said...

I agree, hated every minute of it! My friend and I walked out wondering why we wasted 8 bucks!