Tuesday, September 01, 2009

A Pair of Movies with Pam

We set out to rent Duplicity and it was all rented out.
We left with Sunshine Cleaning and Made of Honor.

Made of Honor was another slightly generic chick flick that felt a bit like a remake of My Best Friend's Wedding. Not only did it feature Patrick Dempsey as the lead male but an added bonus was fellow Grey's Anatomy cast mate, Kevin McKidd who played Michelle Monaghan's Scottish fiance. It was a bit of an adjustment to hear him speaking with his regular accent, when I'm so used to the Americanized vocal stylings of Mr. McKidd. The thing that irked me the most about this film was one stupid remark that could have easily been edited out. There was a line that referred to Monaghan as pushing thirty which implied that Dempsey was also close to that age. It was supposed to be set 10 years after college and I just didn't buy it. She is nearly 35 and looks it and he is nearly 45... neither of them look even remotely close to being in their late 20s. Sorry. And who, nowadays, is frantic to settle down because they are "pushing 30"? I found that offensive. Usually that is the point most people are starting to think about settling down if they haven't' stumbled upon it earlier.

Sunshine Cleaning featured a few favorites -- Emily Blunt, Amy Adams, Alan Arkin. It wasn't as funny as I thought it might be at first glance and it actually made me a bit teary from time to time. IMDB describes the film in this way: "In order to raise the tuition to send her young son to private school, a mom starts an unusual business -- a biohazard removal/crime scene clean-up service -- with her unreliable sister." I think this one is worth a rent.

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