So, the husband and i went to see ‘Knocked Up’. a date. a conventional dinner and a movie date. When you get married…there are things that you stop doing. (there are also things that you start doing…like peeing with the door open…but that’s a post for another day) dating is one of them. if we go out, it’s usually with friends. and we rarely go see movies because it’s so completely a-social. you sit in a room together for two hours, not talking. it doesn’t really make any sense. when you are dating, though, movies serve another purpose….a place for hand-holding, fondling, making out, and for those who are slightly more daring, actual coitus. (although i do know people who are married who do these things. shut up, you know who you are.)
anyway, back to my actual point. the movieÃ‚Â was freakin’ hilarious. i’ll be the first to admit, i had pretty low expectations going in. but any movie that quotes Back to the Future is aces in my books. the movie has a formula that works. if you combine a chick flick with an adolescent toilet-humor flick…you satisfy everyone. the inner sap and the inner 7th grader. i, my dear internets, am a little bit of both. i like the romantic and the raunchy. you mix in a little pop culture banter and the comedic stylings of my boys from Freaks and Geeks, and you’ve got an instant classic.
i spent most of the movie nodding in agreement to comments made about marriage and pregnancy (um, yes, Paul Rudd is 100% right when he says that marriage is like an episode of Everybody Loves Raymond…only it doesn’t last 22 minutes, it lasts forever. and it’s not funny.) and thinking about all the boys (guys. men) that i know who are exactly the guys in the movie.
and now i’m seeing them everywhere. at work. at the mall. at restaurants. When we went for sushi this week, the husband and i couldn’t take our eyes off the table next to us. 5 boys and a girl (much like in the movie, the token girlfriend who tags along with the crew). ordering all you can eat sushi – enough for about 24 people. we couldn’t turn away. they were the boys from Knocked Up. talked like ’em. dressed like ’em. hell, one of them even had hair like Seth Rogen. the guys who sure as hell aren’t having any kind of coitus in movie theaters….