Have you guys seen the heart cow? I love the heart cow so much.
Mr. Mock had our Valentine’s last night and after dinner we went to see He’s Just Not That Into You. Which, now that I think about it, was probably not the best choice of movie to see on Valentine’s Day. And the best thing I can say about that movie was that I didn’t mind it. But mostly, I felt about it like I felt about Revolutionary Road, which is to say that it was just a sad, sad commentary on today’s relationships.
Couple of things specifically. First, that movie was entirely too long. They could have told that entire story in a matter of 25 minutes. Two hours, as Mr. Mock put it, was “excruciating.” And he went into it with an open mind, particularly after seeing this teaser. But you know what? That teaser is about 10 times funnier than the actual movie.
Secondly, much of it is hugely predictable. And I hadn’t even read the book it was based on. And even though it’s two hours long, it kind of rushes itself through the last 20 minutes or so, to tie up all the loose ends.
The positives? Bradley Cooper. Hhhhhhhot. Plus, the guys get eye candy too – and actually more of it than girls do, since they have Scarlett Johansson and Jennifer Aniston and Jennifer Connelly and Ginnifer Goodwin in it. I’m sure three main costars with the same name (pronunciation-wise) didn’t get confusing at ALL. Drew Barrymore was in it too, but not looking very good. The amount of time you see Drew Barrymore in the previews for this movie equals the sum total of time she’s actually in the movie. Maybe 7 minutes altogether.
Mostly, with the exception of Jennifer Aniston, all the women’s characters were annoying as hell. Jennifer Aniston wasn’t annoying because she was too busy playing the exact same role she plays in every movie that she ever makes. And that role isn’t annoying – it’s just the same all the time.
When we left the theater, Mr. Mock asked me to please never drag him to such an excruciating movie again, and then asked me what I thought. I said, “You know? It just makes me sad. Do you think it’s based on reality? I mean, is this how relationships ARE nowadays?” And he said, “I really think so. Not everyone can be as lucky as we are.”
He’s right. We’re positively nauseating to people, and I love that. Happy 9th anniversary of the day we got engaged, Mr. Mock! And Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you mockdockers out there!