After a fairly rough morning and early afternoon, my dear friend and life saver Emma came over to my place to hang out for a bit and then get me out of the house. Without going into any gory details, I’ll just say that the day was saved because Emma came to my rescue. We grabbed a bite to eat and lots to drink at The Churchill and then kinda gorged ourselves at Magnolia Bakery. Sometimes, the day calls for cheesecake. Last night, we decided to go to the movies and we settled on seeing This Is 40. Honestly, I’ve been hearing mixed things about the film but it looked to us like a movie that we would both enjoy … and happily, we did.
This Is 40 is a film that turns out exactly the way you think it will. If you have any experience with Judd Apatow’s brand of humor, you already know that this film — which focuses on the day to day “reality” of being 40 and married — will feature uncomfortable jokes that will probably make you laugh, even tho you think you prolly shouldn’t laugh. This Is 40 attempts to be as “real” as it can be in as humorous a way possible. Altho many of the jokes are expected, I found myself laughing more times than I care to admit. The movie also made me seriously rethink having children … like, seriously. Whether being a parent is a joy or a torment, it is without question one of the hardest jobs that we humans will ever go thru. We’re all getting older and our lives and relationships change over time … and sometimes, all you can do is hold on and laugh. If you’re not an Apatow fan, I can see how this film might not appeal to you. I’m not the biggest fan of Apatow’s brand of obvious humor but I have to admit, it’s funny sometimes. This Is 40 is a fun movie to see if you’re up for a mindless, popcorn film. Instead of being action-packed, it’s a fairly humorous film that will likely prove pretty entertaining.
Tonight, I’m heading down to Anaheim to see Sweet and Tender Hooligans at the House of Blues. Interesting enough, I first saw this amazing Smiths coverband live in concert almost exactly one year ago at the very same venue. I had a great time last year, I’m hoping to have a great time this year too. Happy Friday.0