Where have you been?

Sunday, August 21

Yeah, I've been absent this week.  Some family stuff came up...nothing bad, just unexpected which took up all of my free time and kind of upended all of the plans that I had for the week.  So today, my sister and I decided to make an escape and go to the movies.  Something we find the time to do like....twice a year :)  So you know, we like to make the most of it.  First I will tell you some of the previews that looked really good, then I'll tell you about the movie we saw.

We saw a preview for "The Vow" with Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams and it looks really romantic...sigh, and is based on true events (supposedly).  I don't know if it has a HEA ending, but then again as my sister pointed out "Why would they make a movie about it if they didn't end up together after going through all of that?"  True.  So I think I'd like to see it when it comes out.

Another one that looks very good is Sarah Jessica Parker's "I Don't Know How She Does it".  Now, I'm not a mother, but as a woman I can totally relate...especially having taken care of Little Love for the past 4 years and knowing what my sister goes through. 

Now for what we saw.  Just so you know we like romances.  Go figure, right.   We had the choice of either staying home and trying to watch Jane Eyre in between numerous interruptions, or getting out of the house and going to see what looked like a romance, "One Day" .  We had our first clue all was not as it seemed at the consession stand when the guy behind the counter asked what movie we were going to see.  When we told him he said, "It's good, but sad...you may want to take a few extra tissues".   My sister and I looked at each other, and I have to say I eyed the entrance to Conan the Barbarian.  Thinking to myself, tears or Conan ?????  My sister decided that we should see the movie we went to see.  But I have to say, if a guy tells you a movie is sad, then you know it won't be a tear free zone.

Yeah, it's a love story....that ends tragically, so I wouldn't really call it a romance :(  And I'm not talking a sad ending...like they don't end up together...I'm talking one of them dies.  Sorry to be a spoiler but I feel my fellow romance loving friends need some forewarning on this one.  It's almost like a P.S. I Love You kind of movie (in which I totally didn't expect Gerard Butler to die in...and no I knew virtually nothing about it except that he was in it).  Not the uplifting love story that we were hoping for and looking forward to *sigh*.  We should have stuck with Jane Eyre and a thousand interruptions.

And the worst thing was that the story kind of sticks with you afterwards.  Anyways, on to some happier thoughts, I think I have some winners to announce, so I may be back later :)

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Just Jinny August 21, 2011 at 8:35 PM  

I knew 'One Day' was not going to be the type of 'epic romance' I wanted to see.

I just told my husband, 'What on earth is so romantic and about two people continually trying, and failing, to be together over 20 years?'

Booklover1335 August 21, 2011 at 8:40 PM  

Just Jenny,

Where were you when we could have used your voice of reason! And yeah, the ads that I've seen say it is an epic "romance". Methinks they don't know the meaning of the word implies "happy ending".

Sheree August 22, 2011 at 1:08 AM  

When I found out that "One Day" was based on a book written by a man, I just knew someone will die in the end a la Nicholas Sparks. Thank you for letting me know I was right. :)

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