Last night, Jacinda took me out for my birthday. It fell right on Father’s Day this year (the 17th for those who want to put it on their calendars), so we were celebrating with family and she wanted to do something special just us. We hit up Famous Dave’s and had some really good BBQ ribs, chicken, chopped pork, potato salad and cornbread. It was a really good dinner AND, she paid! Then we crossed the street and went to the movies.
We were both pretty psyched to see, "Knocked Up" because we had read a good review and a couple people we know liked it. I’ll give it….uh…no stars because we walked out halfway through. Believe me when I tell you, I’m not one of those ultra, charismaniac, holier than thou people, but this movie was so crass I would’ve been embarrassed to be seen there. I really wanted it to be this romantic comedy, but the amount of "cuteness" it had was always dulled by the boobs, the F-Word every 3 seconds, and the raunchy behavior of the guys. It seemed as though the director couldn’t figure out if he wanted to make "50 first dates" or "Old School". Next time I’ll trust my judgement of the characters and the previous work of the director to help me weigh my decision. Needless to say, we were both bummed; Jacinda because she was taking me out, and me because, well, I love movies. We should’ve seen the Silver Surfer!
Old School by the way, which I unfortunately saw, was a perfect example of what I will call "trailer movies". All of the funny parts are in the trailer, just like this movie. the rest is just filled up with trash that the writer’s stuffed in there to fill the other 2 hours and 15 minutes. It felt like a very un-intelligently written movie with dialogue that was shallow and just trying to set up punchlines.
Sorry so negative today, it was just a big let down.