A romcom/drama weekend movie -thon with Ondine, Hot Tub Time Machine, Dear John and She’s Out of My League, my drug for dodging stress and grief with Dad at hospital fighting Big C as the family struggles to see eye to eye and letting matters to God now that he’s 75, it’s been 5 long years Dad as stroke patient, his favorite and eldest granddaughter Una continues to be an angel for him as she divide her college time and as nanny for Lolo. Una will be an excellent nurse instead of an IT student. The doctor news about his colon few months back by far the hardest blow to the family, meaning, his stay will not be for long, we tested waters with alternative medicines as he’s strong willed but his fragile body tells otherwise. The universal truth that we cannot be here forever; acceptance is difficult but reality is staring in the face, a consolation perhaps, that the dearly departed are the lucky souls because they’ll not suffer anymore nor be stressed out, no sins or lusts to worry about and neither they’ll indulge themselves in food and booze that kills. Dad checked-out of the hospital the other day, a decision which he’s been craving for … to go home, stay home and not be saddled by huge hospital bills, but the family needs to prepare — devote more time and care for the few more months, year perhaps, only God knows. It is sad but that is life …
Switching back to the 4 movies the Jay Baruchel starrer date movie “She’s Out of my League” left a sweet taste in my lip, the film is your typical, washed up, predictable, forgettable yet deliriously funny movie, my only drawback that is that the “F word” rains like sunshine. The Baruchel-Eve mix was a beauty to behold as the rest of the man-child casts were annoyingly funny. Baruchel is like a young, local version of our iconic Dolphy whose low self esteem character and skinny look makes him a 5, yes, there is a formula in the movie that teach us how to rate people from 1 to 10. The world even looked down if you struck a date with a hard 10 (Eve) but everybody is a sucker for happy ending. The difference from the other flicks is the chick here was for real not the dumb blond or the right girl at your side invisible all along. Lots of comedic and idiotic stuff perhaps inspired by Judd Apatow films like the ejaculation scene and the grossly pubes shaving.
For first time director Jim Field Smith, the movie was a triumph for the geeks/nerds and all nobody’s out there, it had some good moments and was able to carry momentum till end credits. If it’s a fantasy go check out Ric Ocasek (5) and Paulina Porizkova (10) and their odd 20+ years affair, they’re just the best example I could come up with because some beautiful women digs geeky guys and good conversation. If you still can’t get enough go add up some Brit made films such as Love Actually, Notting Hill, or Hitch or ’til you puked in your couch.