I just rented and watched a really great movie. Being a total movie snob, it doesn’t happen very often. I never heard of this movie before and I don’t even remember how it got to be on my netflix but it was great. It’s called Trust The Man and it has Billy Cudrup (sigh) Maggie Gyllenhaal, Julianne Moore and David Duchovney. There were several parts where I was just laughing out loud.
Maybe it is because it has David Duchovney in it, I don’t know, but it reminds me of the movie “Playing By Heart”. Another movie I probably never would have thought I would have liked, ya know, “another relationship film”. Both of these movies are the type of movie where the characters don’t talk like people in real life do, they all say the witty, clever things that most of us don’t think to say until 20 minutes later. Also, they do things that most of us are too afraid to do. Which reminds me, at the beginning of the movie Jerry Maguire where he prints that mission statement titled “Things we think and do not say” and I just love that idea. Let’s all try and say the things we are too afraid of saying, okay? Well, the nice things not the hurtful things. I could probably benefit from saying less of the mean things myself, I know. Back to the movie, some might say “oh, this is rediculous and so unrealistic” but I think that is why I liked it, the characters are all saying the perfect thing at the right time, they are like us, if we were always “on”. Not to say that they don’t have flaws, the characters make their mistakes as people in real life do too.
So there are two movies for you to see if you haven’t yet. Trust the man and Playing By Heart.
I need to get to bed as I am supposed to be at work at 2 this morning.