Hmmmm....couldn't figure out where my big dog was this morning (our boxer, Van Gogh) and found him in my toddler's room, curled up on the bed. Think he must've heard little man get up in the middle of the night and come into our room, a light bulb went off, and he decided to swap places. It was definitely a first. I have to admit, I was pretty impressed. Our dogs are not allowed on the bed and I thought his move was pure genius! Sneaky little buggers, dogs. By the time I showered this morning and walked into my room, he'd snuck back into our bedroom and was laying on the edge of the bed as if he belonged. I'm weak and let him. SHHHHH....don't tell hubs!
But on to my point. I'm feeling quite rambly this morning. Well, I've been reading at a snail's pace and don't have any book review, but I do have a movie review that I've been dying to share. I watched this movie by accident actually and ended up LOVING it.
How do you watch a movie by accident??? Apparently you go to Redbox for the first time in two years and as you hunt for a romantic comedy because you're in the mood, you choose one similar to the one you wanted to see. Ever happen to you? I've been really dying to see The Bounty Hunter and The Ugly Truth, which I think both have the nummy Gerard Butler in them. I saw the cover of Love Happens and thought it was one of the ones I wanted to see.
I get in the car and hubs is like, what's that?
Me~the movie I've been wanting to see.
Hubs~No, it's not. I've never heard of that before.
Me~Oh crap. Let's return it.
Hubs~Why don't you read the reviews first and see?
Me~You are brilliant and this is why I married you.
So I go to my Iphone and search for Love Happens. The reviews are horrible. I'm determined to bring it back without watching it. Hubs again stops me. Why don't you watch the trailer first? Okay, okay, I'll watch the trailer. Before the trailer is over, he knows I've caved. These are his words as I'm watching: Oh, it's over. This movie is so you. And he was right. I kept it and brought it home prepared for disappointment. It never came. It moved me. I cried. I laughed. Hubs made it all the way through.
Now, I don't know if it was just that moment and I was in the mood or what, but I thought it was quite fantastical. Granted, this in my mind is so NOT a romantic comedy. They may have billed it as one, but it's much, much deeper than that. I thought it was very intelligently done and made you really think about death and dealing with things, while keeping it all light and fun. The love/romantic plot is really just a side story that helps move everything along, do not watch this for the love. I think that's why the reviews were so horrible. People just didn't get it. Or maybe I didn't get it. But if that's true, I'm perfectly fine being in the minority on this one.
Check out the trailer:
It's good stuffs. And I *heart* Jennifer Aniston. How can you not?
That's it for me today, hope your week is going well!