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:
Kate Winslet sans corset.
Old Jewish men.
Jack Black not being a total asshole.
And let's not forget, Jude Law.
Jude Law, guys!