I Love You, Man" on a couple of lists, and since it's a comedy, I put it on my Netflix queue.
Although I had also decided to watch "Little Dorrit," a series from PBS's Masterpiece Theater that is also available on Netflix, somehow or other I got sent the DVD for the comedy because I didn't pay close enough attention when arranging my queue. Disgusted with myself, I decided I'd better just get it over with and watch the darn movie.
Well, I loved it. It's what is known as a "bromance" (combination of "bro" and "romance"), which is defined as a non-sexual close relationship between two men. A sort of man-crush, if you will. Although the movie stars Paul Rudd and Jason Segel, I had never seen either of them before. The movie's premise is that Peter (Rudd) proposes to his girl friend and while they are planning the wedding, it occurs to him that he's never formed any close male friendships and has nobody to stand up for him at the wedding. So he starts going on a series of "man-dates" that are disastrous, although pretty funny. Then he meets Sydney (Segel), in many ways a rather disgusting guy, but they hit it off. The premise of the movie sets up a way for these two actors to show how funny they can be.
I smiled a lot while I watched it, laughed out loud a couple of times, and if you can stand a fair bit of sexual innuendo (some not so subtle), I think you might enjoy it as much as I did. Not a great movie but actually quite a good diversion. Now back to Little Dorrit.
I'll put it on the list. I love movies that make me laugh these days. Thanks!ReplyDelete
I've actually been wanting to see that movie, I like to tease my husband about his "man-dates" when he goes out with his guy friends. sounds like it'd be right up my alley :) and your Netflix list sounds a lot like mine! I love a good Masterpiece Theater, can't wait for Emma to start next Sunday!!ReplyDelete
Sounds like a good selection. I have never tried Netflix, although I heard that it will be possible to order online and download through the Wii game system starting this spring. I might give it a try. I would rather download the movies than mail DVD's.ReplyDelete
I haven't seen it yet, but I think it's on my Netflix list.ReplyDelete
It's good to know that you enjoy watching movies. Do you know why I am quiet these days? 'Cos I am doing a lot of film watching on the net not with Netfix. Last night I watched the original version of The Exorcist...I wasn't able to sleep last night Hahahah!ReplyDelete
If you already have Netflix, you might want to also look at the Roku (at roku.com). Although the box is $79 (a one time cost), it connects to your TV (and your wireless router) and you can watch a LOT of streaming Netflix movies without paying ANY additional money to Netflix. The unlimited streaming service is already included with all Netflix accounts. The available movies are just a subset of the total Netflix collection, but we have found quite a few good movies, PBS specials, and TV shows to add to our streaming queue.ReplyDelete
great recommendation. i'll add it to my lovefilm queue (the uk equivalent).ReplyDelete
also you might enjoy the hangover ;)
Anything that makes us laugh is a good thing! We will pit it on our list. (We live for sexual inuenndo and really, what is funnier than sex!)ReplyDelete
Oops! Drat! I had a typing / spelling mistake and didn't proof read! Sorry!ReplyDelete
I think you might be interested to know that some of these programs and movies are free on hulu.com but it might not be the same thing. I do watch some programming there.ReplyDelete
Sounds interesting -- what the heck. I'll give it a shot. :-)ReplyDelete
I've never even heard of this one. Still, it sounds like something that my husband and I would enjoy. Thanks for the recommendation. There's nothing wrong with a little mindless diversion!ReplyDelete