So over at Twitarded, a discussion had brewed yesterday over KStew. I will say this for the record because... well, I just feel like commenting on her.
I never noticed her twitching or excessive blinking in Twilight. At all. Until, others commented on it, and then, that was all she wrote. Unfortunately, it was all I noticed thereafter.
But, in New Moon. Wow. She's worlds apart from Twilight, and a year older I may add, and her acting was believable.
I have had Adventureland, sitting on my desk for almost a month, and for some reason, I just couldn't bring myself to watch it. But after last nights discussion, I relented and popped it in.
The movie is set in 1987! Wooohoo. I was like in 10th grade, a complete juvenile delinquent and well... look.
What the fuck is up with my hair?
Why am I wearing all white?
And more importantly, why did I pose near my mom's car?
Did I think I was modeling? Cause the fucked up stucco and cable line in the background is horrid.
Back to the movie. What? Ryan Reynolds.. Well, heeellloo Ryan? Which I did not get till the very end, that his character sucks. Lying, cheating bastard! I still heart you Ryan.
So Adventureland takes place after James finishes college, where he soon finds out, that not only has his parents backed out of paying for his European summer trip, but also on any contributing funds towards his post graduate expenses.
James, with no work experience, is forced to take a low paying job at Adventureland, where we meet several other characters, including Em, who share in Jame's 'life sucks' attitude. Love brews between James and Em, and we soon come to learn, that Em has some serious issues. Well frankly, they all do, and that's the moral of the story.
What can I say, I freaking loved this movie! I love dry humor, with a fucked up undertone. It reminds me of director Wes Anderson's movies Rushmore and The Darjeeling Limited.
Now for her performance. Hey, she did a great job and I was rooting for her, through all her debauchery. In fact, I never thought for once, where's Edward? I felt her as Em. So much so, that when James catches Em leaving Connell's basement, and she starts crying, I cried.... I know. That's weird, because I didn't even cry during New Moon! But fuck, I felt bad for her.
Best parts of the movie. The scene where they get really high, and Em and James drive around in bumper cars while the Cure is playing. I LOVE THE CURE! That scene, stole my heart and threw me back almost twenty years.
Next great part. When Em is arguing with her step mom, and rips her wig off. Go fucking KStew! I actually yelled, "Hell Yeah!" Sorry, I had a bitch of a step mom too at that age, and what I wouldn't have done, to have told her my thoughts.
The ending, loved it! When James and Em finally have sex, I giggled. James is so innocently adorable, that I was thrilled that Em finally ended up with him.
Overall, the movie gets 4 stars from me because I love Bill Hader and Kristin Wiig, and for a killer soundtrack. I'm totally (yup, I said totally) glad that I took the time last night to watch it and if you haven't already, aw fuck it, go rent it. It's worth it.
By the way, my worst summer job. Being a waitress at Bakers Square, know why? Cause I ate pie like a fat ass every Thursday when they'd throw them out. Plus I don't like waiting on people. I have ADD and if you don't hurry the fuck up and order, I want to throw a hot dinner roll at you. Thus why my career has never been in the customer service industry.
Best summer job. Working at Ripcurl Surf shop. That's where I met my hubby. Awwww. Isn't that cute? Actually, we were both horrible at the surf shop, played the music way too loud, and overall, caused havoc to the unsuspecting tourists. Again, I should not be in customer service.
This was taken while we both worked at Ripcurl.
Yes, I understand there is boobie peeking out.
"That's the whole trouble. You can't ever find a place that's nice and peaceful, because there isn't any. You may think there is, but once you get there, when you're not looking, somebody'll sneak up and write "Fuck you" right under your nose." J.D. Salinger... RIP. The literary wold will miss you!