Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Let's go away for a while, you and I, to a strange and distant land.

There are a great many things you know about me but at least one you probably don't: I adore shit movies. Like Heather, I've seen What a Girl Wants hundreds of times. Same goes for that one with Mrs. Ryan Adams and Lorelai and Diane Keaton (who is my spirit animal, another thing you probably don't know). So when it came to choosing my absolute favorite of the BILLIONS of shit movies I've watched over the years, well, it was a challenge.

BUT THEN! I remember once having an hour-long conversation with my friend Luke (back when he was available for hour-long conversations) about this very subject. And the subject we both settled upon was this:


This is the absolute best worst movie EVER. I mean, if you can talk to a dude for an hour about a shitty romantic comedy, you know it's gotta be THE SHIT. Don't believe me? Watch the trailer!

I mean seriously guys, in what universe would some single gal be all, "Hey, creepy person from the internet whom I've never met! Let's swap houses!" and another single gal practically on the other side of the planet be all, "Okie doke! Don't steal my stuff or crash my car or nothing!" And then Jude Law knocks on your door all dead sexy with the sexy face and then you have sexy times and then you get to move to England.

Wherever that universe is, I want to live there.

But unfortunately, I live in this universe, a universe where the internet is full of axe murderers and fossil fuels pollute our air and Jude Law is kind of a skeeve. Which is why, I think, I am helpless to turn this movie off whenever I come across it on the TV. It reminds me of a time and a place that could have been. Plus, it has everything in the world one could possibly need:

Jude Law.
Frou Frou.
Meet cutes.
Kate Winslet sans corset.
Old Jewish men.
Jack Black not being a total asshole.
Cute cottages.
And let's not forget, Jude Law.

Jude Law, guys!


Jennie said...

YES. Excellent choice, this is a beautifully awesome terrible movie.

Heather Anne Hogan said...

Well played. Well played, indeed!

eclectic said...

Agreed! And I've actually seen this one. In fact, in a gesture rarely equaled, I received this movie as a gift. FROM SOMEONE I LIKE! Ugh. Obviously, either they had never watched it, or they watched it on a total bender, or they don't truly like me afterall. OR: maybe the movie was on sale in the Shopko movie bin for 4 bucks or something. Because nothing says "I care about you!" like a clearance movie gift from the $4 bin!!

Still, you can't NOT watch it!

Gretchen said...

True story: I own this movie and I totally watched it last week because I was in the mood for the world's best worst rom-com. SO MANY IMPLAUSIBILITIES.

kat said...

If I owned this on DVD I'm pretty sure I would never leave the house.

mysterygirl! said...

Diane Keaton would make for an awesome spirit animal.

Aaaand now I want to see this movie.

Kiti said...

I have never seen this movie, and now I want to.

Well played, Kat, well played.

Ashley said...

Two things:

1. The little girls.
2. Jude Law crying in the cottage.

I was done.

Ashley said...

P.S. Is it weird that after seeing this movie it became one of my life goals to have a man cry over me like this? Yes? No? it's okay to say 'yes.' I would understand.