Chris Browning and I snuck away to a movie while we were on vacation. (No, we didn’t leave Jane in the room by herself; we vacationed with the whole fan-damily, so she hung out with Gma and Pawpaw.) I had been dying to see Bridesmaids, and luckily it was still playing at the local theater. I thought it was super funny. Kristen Wiig is adorable and wore adorable clothes. I also love Maya Rudolph, but there wasn’t enough of her in it. The rest of the ‘maids were also well casted and could hold their own among the d*ck and fart jokes (this movie was about as raunchy as a guy flick; I was so proud!). The guy that about stole the show, however, was Chris O’Dowd, who played Kristen Wiig’s love interest. Talk about adorable. I want them to make a movie just about him.
The movie got a little outlandish in parts (toast at the engagement party, bridal shower scene, Maya Rudolph’s wedding gown), and Jon Hamm played a total d-bag, but other than that, it was a lot of fun. It will definitely be going into regular rotation at our house.
Easy A was a Netflix queue movie. Not only because that’s how we rented it but because that’s how I would recommend it to you (see ratings chart). I liked it, but I didn’t love it. And the only reason I did like it was because of Emma Stone (adorable; loved her in Superbad, not so much in House Bunny). If anyone else had played her, it would have sucked. The whole premise was a bit far fetched and her friends and classmates were annoying (seriously, Amanda Bynes should retire for good this time). But I really liked Patricia Clarkson and Stanley Tucci as her parents. Again, I want them to make a movie about them! And I’ve never watched Gossip Girl, but Penn Badgley was delish (there wasn’t near enough of him in this movie!). I think I’ll go put GG in my Netflix queue right now…
The only reason I’m even mentioning this movie to you is to warn you to stay away from it. I only watched bits and pieces of it over the top of my laptop, but it was enough to realize how bad it was. Chris Browning even called it a “cinematic turd”. So that’s pretty bad. The CG effects were laughable, and the dialog was completely cheesy and cliche. Don’t bother touching this thing with a 10 foot pole.