quietprofanity: (Chii - Thoughtful)
( Apr. 27th, 2009 11:58 am)
So, I saw I Love You, Man last Friday with my Dad and his boyfriend, because my brother thinks that Dad is exactly like Paul Rudd in the movie: someone who is only into their relationships and doesn't have any friends. And Dad thinks I'm like that ... I'm kind of thinking I fail in BOTH categories these days, though. Anyway, the movie was fun, even if it had the most random cast. J. Jonah Jameson as the Dad! The lady from 3rd Rock from the Sun as the mom! The "Jizz in my Pants" guy as the brother! The crazy guy from Superbad as the ... crazy guy! Still, I appreciated the movie for being a kind of low-key comedy, even it got very "Hollywood Third Act" at the end. It was fun, though.

I also read The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho and, well ... yeah. It's kind of what you expect from a book that's advertised on the basis of how IT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE and not how good it is. If you can write "FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS NO MATTER WHAT" on a post-it note and re-read that constantly, you don't need to read The Alchemist. I didn't hate it, though. Maybe because I do need encouragement, and having just been to the Middle East the descriptions of the desert and the idea of going to the Pyramids made me a little nostalgic. Or maybe I was just in a "Well, I'm glad I'm reading something" mood. Otherwise I'd be putting more energy into the rant I'm doing right now about how frustrating it is that the book says follow your dreams, even if love has to wait, and the female character/love interest says "My dream is to be your wife, so I will wait for you. It's cool, I'm a desert woman. I am meant to wait for my man while he goes on adventures." Blech. But I'm sure all the women who read this don't think about it because the book places you to identify with Santiago and that's kind of a problem in of itself.

But, really, I'm not that excited about getting mad about this book. I don't know what it is. Apathy, perhaps. Or maybe The Good Mother just drained me.


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