Saturday, October 08, 2005

About last night........

Lazy morning this morning. S.O. had to work and I woke up and took a look at the dark clouds the rain falling and said "Naw", I'll wait to play golf.

Been watching the non famous film, but nonetheless one of my favorites, "About Last Night". The film is a good commentary on how women overwhelm the life of a perfectly good single man and force change upon them that they are not comfortable with. ( This is a subject I know a lot about .........). And also the lengths that those same women will go to make things "work". So despite being ostensibly a "chick flick" , its a great guys movie too......Primarily for the lines Jim Belushi has. Elizabeth Perkins gets a few good ones in too:

Joan- (Elisabeth Perkins) "You are a schizophrenic, psychopathic, mal-adjusted social misfit, who is CLEARLY in the middle of a deep, homosexual panic."

Bernie- ( Jim Belushi)- "Yea, Yea, Yea...... So do you wanna dance or not?"

One of the great things I think the movie highlights is how your friends are often able to see things you cannot, blinded by the crippling mirage that is love, such as we are. The reactions of the main characters when this is pointed out to them are typical. People can really identify with what these characters are going through. Many individuals like me question their existence and what they want out of life, all while trying to find love and/or sex as a means of fulfillment. ( Given a choice, now, I'll just take sex, thank you very much.)As for the rest, well it just works better if I figure it out on my own.....les expensive too.

Some final useless trivia about the movie:

The original title of this film was "Sexual Perversity in Chicago" (taken from the play it is based on). The title was changed after many newspapers and TV stations refused to run ads for a film with such a title.

Phoebe Cates auditioned for the role of Debbie, which eventually went to Demi Moore.

Originally this movie was to be made with John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd, but after John asked his brother 'Jim Belushi' , who had starred in the play previously, Jim said that he didn't want John to take the part because Jim didn't want to be compared with his brother.

Danny, you are going to do all right.
You'll meet a nice girl, settle down...
then she will divorce you and take all your money!
Have I got the plot about right?


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