Posted in Movies, Writing

Just Watched Bridget Jones’s Diary

Yes, I know.

And yes, I have been living under a rock. Thank you, Netflix.

In my defense, I wasn’t the chick flick type when this movie came out and sitting here in desperate need of background noise it seemed like a good pick, something I didn’t need to give my full and undivided attention.

Anyway, I read the description before pressing play and one thing stood out.. “A glimpse into the female mind”.

Huh?

Okay so I pressed play and chuckled a few times, relating to a few scenes and straight up rooted for Mr. Darcy (I mean… COME ON!). Then watched the sequel (thank you Netflix for finally getting with the program) and even though I really enjoyed the movies, something in the back of my mind kept nagging me.

I realized I kept going back to ‘A glimpse into the female mind’. And it hit me. Their ‘glimpse’ was the complicate love triangle, not how she ┬álearned from mistakes and grew as a person but how she decided which man to ultimately end up with.

And then Bridget Jones’s Diary 2 was just a tad worse. It focused on her jealousies and insecurities for comedic effect… affect? I also get those confused, sorry.

So while entertaining it will forever irk me. And I know this isn’t the first time someone has said this (at least I don’t think it is) but having finally caught up and watching it, I had to give my two cents.

Posted in Movies, Personal, Reviews

Fifty Shades of Gray

Yesterday I found out that my favorite uncle passed away. I was pretty down and wanted to watch something funny, so I decided to rent 50 Shades of Gray. I know, I know… I kinda thought that it would have been like the first Twilight movie (acting so bad that it turned out unintentionally funny). And OMG. I liked it. I really liked it. I am damned ashamed of myself but I like it and now I need to see what’s next.

I totally blame the way they advertised this movie (and the book, while I’m being honest) on why I didn’t want to see it at first. It focused so much on sex that it was a turn off and I ended up skipping huge chunks of the story.

I wish they would have shown the sweet parts that went down between Anastasia and Christian that were totally played down, which was such a shame.

Have you seen the movie? Did you like it?