Crazy, Stupid, Love
by Toby Woollaston
Saw Crazy, Stupid, Love last night. Hmmm … not a very good film. But then again I didn’t really expect it to be. So why did I watch it? Well it was a “couch night” with Seema (my wife) and I. She wanted to watch something “nice”, which usually means a romcom (or chick flick). Every now and then you’ll strike good one. Not on this occasion. I thought with Steve Carell and Ryan Gosling starring, this film might’ve climbed out of my pit of pessimistic expectations. Sure we had the odd giggle, but on the whole it was your usual corny romcom pap that in a years time will be lost in the oblivion of similar films. Not without regrets though as a film like this does wonders to my appreciation for good cinema, and of course a night in, watching any film with Seema, is time well spent!
I gave Bridesmaids a go the other night. The kindest thing you could say about it was that ‘it’s better than it looks on the cover’. It did start out with some good snappy dialogue and dodged some cliches. But inevitably it gave way to chick flick type finishing with a not very ironic homage to American opulence.
Yeah, I’ve heard mix reviews about Bridesmaids. Might give it a serve if better options are available.