Thursday, April 27, 2006
Failure to Launch



Don't ask how I got to watch it. All I'm gonna tell you is that, it was a holiday, and I had to deviate from my usual route and pass by the Alabang Public Market.

So someone told me that this movie sucks because Matthew McConaughey (what a last name! it's so difficult to spell) and Sarah Jessica Parker had 0 (zero) chemistry. That could be true, but I gotta say, they were good enough to pull off the act that they did have chemistry. Very little, to be sure, but at least not completely. (I think the chemistry was even worse with Ben Affleck and Sandra Bullock in Forces of Nature)

It wasn't as bad as I expected. Given that the plot wasn't at all that interesting, I mean, 35-year-old guy still lives with his parents, so what? That's kind of a norm in Asia. But anyway, they're not in Asia, so I guess that would be a problem. And it is a bit plausible that his parents would hire some girl to get him out, and that the girl would fall in love with him for real and all that. I guess, what made it not suck was that it said something about relationships and how, it's become somewhat routine, that when you think about it, you can actually find the pattern of people's relationships and predict them down to the last second. That is, if you're too sure of yourself and aren't really looking for love. I guess it was a nice surprise for Paula (Sarah Jessica Parker) to not have the guy comply with her time table, and that's why she fell in love. Cute, but I think there's already a lot of movies with the "those who think they've figured things out are wrong because you can never figure out love" theme. But like I said, at least it didn't suck.

Though they still could've done the whole movie without all the animal bites. :P


Posted at 03:01 pm by miriyammqx

zee rockest
May 10, 2006   06:38 PM PDT
 
yup, this movie didn't suck as bad as i thought it would hehehe..
Seige
April 28, 2006   08:15 AM PDT
 
Hahaha, great review, Ida. Always love your opinions...

It's a routine, so much that there is a similar service available here. Read it up, it's sooooo similar:
http://www.abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?id=1891567&page=1

The amazing thing is, to create romance is like how well you can fake it. The flirt, the small hints, the little things to make the attractions.

I must say, I'm as guilty as Matt for employing the same trick over and over again on different people. They work, amazingly.

I get to watch this film, also by accident. A girlfriend of mine said it's a must watch. No choice... Anyway, I didn't regret watching it. At least it had a good ending and I just love good endings.

Oh, I had no idea what the animal bites were all about until the very end. It didn't make any sense either. Is the director trying to tell him that he should be punished for ditching the girls like that? or that he has really fallen in love? or what?

And all of the sudden, the dolphin didn't attack him... wtf?

Cheers!
 

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