Saw this yesterday, and it was quite an enjoyable movie. They didn’t go for cheap and obvious laughs, but genuinely tried to be funny. It was cute, but not hilarious.
I did have a few problems with it. Namely, the people. They were stupid. But real people are too, so I guess that’s really not a problem. But seriously, if people were not so stupid, sensitive, and unable to hear other people’s sides of the story, so many problem would have been avoided.
There was also one line in particular I had a problem with. I had no problem with them saying that size six Andy was an elephant. It’s the fashion industry, that’s how they are. Or, alternatively, it’s a joke. That doesn’t bother me. But then Nigel is toasting with Andy and says, “you bet your size six ass!” and then she says “size four!”.
Now, I’m not one to be all “this movie is setting an example for young girls!” because that’s lame. But this particular movie just seemed to me to be the type that wouldn’t want to “set a bad example”, and this line just seemed to come out from nowhere, it just didn’t fit. Now sure, Andy got a makeover and new clothes etc (a typical montage scene that could be seen coming miles away), but they never really said anything about her wanting to be skinny, and suddenly, bam, she’s size four.
But back to the people. Nate and Andy’s friends being pissed about her missing Nate’s birthday, that’s pretty lame. Yeah, I know, “but it was his birthday!”. I’m sure she told them that there was a chance she would miss it and that she really wanted to be there and that if she couldn’t get there she’d make it up to him later. That should be enough. But no. These people are too stupid and sensitive to just let it go.
Also, I have a question. Why do they always choose to stay with the stupid boyfriend who doesn’t trust them versus the famous dude with lots of money and connections? Just doesn’t make sense. And her friend getting all pissy about one little kiss with him? Now, I would hope that if I had a boyfriend, but I happened to bump into someone famous that I’m a huge fan of at my friend’s art gallery exhibit and he gave me a little kiss (like this!), that said friend would not give a shit, because the chances of anything more happening is very slim.
Right. That’s it. I’m not having any stupid friends.