Wednesday, November 25, 2009

I'll Be There

Gary wanted to watch a movie together last night. So I ignored the proofreading that's due this evening, and sat down beside him to (as I presumed) watch one of the discs we have on loan from Netflix. It took me about 20-30 minutes before I figured out that I'll Be There was something different.

It was supposed to be a romantic comedy. I didn't find it funny. It was slow-moving and boring. The morals lack of morals that was the foundation for the whole plot offended me. And to sit there and listen to a mom explain to her daughter that it wasn't actually such a sleazy thing when the mom had the one-night stand with the rock-star dad. Really, now? Oh, and the Grandpa rocker drove me nuts. He was the one who referred to his daughter as "the white sheep of the family." And it's all wrapped up in a story that's ostensibly about morals: how the rock-star dad becomes involved in his daughter's life, and he also cleans up his act and gets sober.

I would've found more enjoyment in cleaning cobwebs off the basement ceiling.


  1. Don't you hate getting a dud movie? And there are so many of them anymore. That's why we tend to stick to the oldies.

    However, we did see one good new movie this year, "Last Chance Harvey." Teens would find it boring, but we liked it. It's not fast-paced but it is romantic. There are some interesting parent-adult child relationships too. Have you seen it? If not, I recommend it.

    Have a happy Thanksgiving! :)

  2. Thanks, Barbara, the movie is now in our instant queue. Don't know when I'll get around to watching it, but at least it's sitting there waiting for me. :-)