Monday, April 28, 2008

Quality time with the spousal unit

Last night Ken took some time away from schoolwork long enough so we could see a movie. We watched Forgetting Sarah Marshall. There were some cute parts and funny parts and raunchy parts, and the Englishman was hysterical, but as a whole it wasn't cohesive as I would have liked. There were a ton of penis shots, which I found funny but annoyed Ken.

Soapbox: Jason Segal wrote the script and plays the male lead. He's naked a lot, which I think is supposed to be endearing because he's goofy and a little doughy and not at all buff and the two female leads (Kristen Bell and Mila Kunis) are both predictably skinny and hot. For me it just pointed out the sexist nature of Hollywood--sure, guys can be shleppy and headline a Major Motion Picture, but a goofy, less-than-perfect woman (think Judy Greer or Jeanne Garafolo) will usually be cast as the snarky best friend.

It's not nearly as good as Knocked Up or Superbad, probably because Judd Apatow only produced it, he didn't direct it. If you see it, either go to a matinee or wait for DVD. Definitely don't pay full price.

2 comments:

Innuendo said...

A friend just told me on Friday to go see "Forgetting Sarah Marshall". He said something like..."there's this movie you might like- it has a lot of male frontal...but the rest of it is kinda funny and quirky too."

I agree with your statement that guys get away with much more goofiness and physical slack. And Janeane Garofalo has always been a fave of mine.

Kelly Swails said...

I think you'd get a kick out of it. Really, there were several funny bits, and the acting was good. I could think of worse ways to spend a night at the movies.