Sunday, April 03, 2011

More Than This


I am trying to be cautiously optimistic, but we are so on our way to 12 movies in an actual cinema this year. I will make our goal.

Yesterday was movie #3. More importantly, it was the third movie in four weeks. Smell me!

It is a bit sad. The Cleveland International Film Festival is going on and yet we didn't hit one of those artsy-fartsy movies. The actual plan was to go see The Source Code, because it looked interesting. But then I saw this smaller film was playing and my guess is it will only be in the theaters for a week - so we opted for that.

HappyThankYouMorePlease (no, seriously, that's the title) was my pick.

Written, starring and directed by the guy who plays "Ted" on How I Met Your Mother, it's a cute easy-going movie. Basically three separate storylines that barely ever intertwine. Sure, there's conflict, because what story would be tellable without it. You see it a mile away and it causes no real discomfort to the audience. It's Love, American Style for the big screen - and updated to 2009.

Yes, the copywrite in the credits says 2009. It was just released now, so clearly it sat on a shelf for 18-24 months. And yes, we stay for all the credits. It's what we do.

It's like Juno or Garden State in that it seems to be as much about the scenery and soundtrack as it does about the story or acting. Both story and acting are fine, but it won't win any awards. It's just a likable 90 minute movie.

To be fair, it might be the first and only movie I have seen that has a character with alopecia.

I'm not worried about skipping the Source Code, I'm sure we'll see it in the next week or two. And when we do - we'll be right on target for the 2011 goal. Well, the 2008, 2009, 2010 goal, which we never achieved.

This is so going to be my year!



Song by: Roxy Music

3 comments:

Ray's Cowboy said...

Congrats on going to the movies. I have only made it to 2 of them.

Ray

D@vid said...

Sometimes the best movies are those that don't have too much action... just watching people react to each other

Ur-spo said...

A very commendable goal.
I am so picky about films, I would be lucky to see 12 movies in a decade.