Sunday, March 2, 2008

I Could Never Be Your Woman!

I recently read an article about how and why some movies go straight to DVD and skip theaters altogether. It dispelled the myth that all "straight-to-dvd" movies suck. (Altho, in my experience, lots of them do.)

Honestly, I can't remember much about WHY decent movies sometimes never make it into theaters, but it had something to do with studio budgets, blah, blah, blah.

What I did pay attention to was the article's mention of "I Could Never Be Your Women", because it sounded like a good romantic comedy with a great cast- Michelle Pfeiffer, Paul Rudd, Tracey Ullman, Fred Willard and the young actress from "Atonement", Saoirse Ronan.

I rented it tonight- It was about an an hour and a half of snappy dialogue, a great story about our youth-obsessed society, and lots of jabs at the current TV situation. It was the best romantic comedy I've seen since, since.... well, in a long time. Everyone in it was GREAT. And I have to say, Saoirse Ronan is really talented. Her character in this movie is so entirely different than who she played so well in "Atonement", that it's hard to believe it's the same actress! But I guess that's the thing about good acting- you forget: THEY'RE ACTING!

I think this DVD is a "Blockbuster Exclusive" so if your a Netflix member, it may be time to make a change...

1 comment:

Valerie said...

I just saw this last weekend and enjoyed it too. I thought Paul Rudd was really funny, and you're right about Saoirse...what a great young actress!!