Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Let's Go to the Movies

Noel and I went to see The Lucky One this past weekend.



I'm a huge Zac Efron Nicholas Sparks fan and loved the book.




The popcorn and the hopes of guilt tripping me into watching the Bob Marley documentary got Noel there with me.

While standing in the popcorn/Coke line, a young 20's couple stood in front of me.  The guy spilled some of his drink.  They laughed for a few seconds, and then instead of wiping it up he kind of brushed it around with his foot.  I felt like taking him by the ear while yelling/asking him if he had any home training.  What is going on with people today? 

Anyway....

I love Nicholas Sparks' books.  The unlikely romances and the setting (hello North Carolina) get me every time.

This movie was no exception for Sparks' fans.  Someone died, there was a romance that probably should never have happened, and the leads were beautiful.

A few things I didn't care for:

*Why?!? do these movies never take place in North Carolina?  The Lucky One was set in Wilmington in the book, and Louisiana in the movie.  

*I thought Taylor Schilling was absolutely stunning.  Her wardrobe was simply beautiful in the movie.  She is a gorgeous actress and did a fantastic job. (Noel disagrees with both of those)  Buttttt, I thought she was way too old for Zac Efron.  She's supposed to be around 27 in the book/movie and I would have bet anything that she was in her late 30's.


What is your age guess?  I looked it up.  Home girl is 27.  What???!  She's my age.  Maybe I still think I look like I'm 18.

*If you've read the book the ex husband is a NIGHTMARE.  He's a beast in the movie as well, but I feel like they played his character to be somewhat likable towards the end.  Not ok with me.

All in all, it was exactly what I expected.  Lots of eye rolls and laughs (during non funny parts) from Noel, and sweet love story for me. 

You are welcome for this picture.

14 comments :

Mo (New on U) said...

Actually, just watching the previews prompted me to look her up to find out how old she is. If you go the the movie's page on IMBD, a lot of people were wondering. I actually thought this movie might be about a slightly older widow and a young vet. I couldn't believe it when I found out she was younger than me! I think maybe she (her agents) altered her age so she could get roles like this. But really, she does look a solid, beautiful, 35.

Callie @ YouDontEvenKnow said...

Remember how in The Notebook Ryan Gosling was hooking up with the older widow? I thought it was like that. Great review! Thanks :)

Lindsay said...

I completely agree with everything! They didn't make the ex seem as bad in the movie. The movie didn't even start off the same as the book (spying). When I saw the previews, I thought that she looked WAY too old for him! I also looked up her age and was completely shocked. I'm 30 and would have sworn she was older than me! Loved the movie either way and Zac Efron was oh so yummy!

Lindsay said...

Btw... I grabbed your button :)

Megan said...

You're lucky your husband will go see movies like this with you. Mine all but refuses, so I'll be waiting until it comes out and I can Redbox it. I totally agree with everyone about the lead actress and her age. She looks older than she actually is and she definitely looks too old for Zac Efron. Oh well....glad to hear it's an enjoyable movie.

Emmy said...

Hollywood people never look their age! They always have people in their early 20's playing 15 year olds. I always see so many actresses that I think look so old or older than me only got find out they are younger. I just look 18 still.
And seriosuly- so sad how little people take responsibility for things.

CourtneyMarie said...

Giiirrrrrlllllll~ I am in love with Zac efron, and i'm not ashamed. I mean seriously, the thought of meeting him face to face makes me want to vomit, scream 'I love you' and run the opposite direction. So of course I saw this movie THE DAY it came out.

First, Taylor's acting was ok. She held her own but honestly that whole scene where she breaks down about her brother and throws plants... really badly acted.

Second, Zac Efron had so much sex appeal in this movie I was literally in a love induced coma for a good solid couple hours after this film. I mean it pretty much made me throw my hands up and throw in the 'love towel' so to speak. I'm pretty positive Zac Efron is not a real person because I can't fathom his beauty being real, but what's the point in finding love if it can't be with him?!

That being said, I can't really offer any solid critism of the movie itself because I was so incredibly entralled by Zac's sexy beard, captivating blue eyes, and oh my, those biceps.......

I need to calm down.

Julie Khuu said...

O Zac...so yummy! I feel ya with the books (always llalalalLOVE) and completely end up hating the movie...although the Notebook was sooooo good with Rachel and Ryan I couldn't bring myself to read the novel to ruin all the movie magic! Ahhhh, you win some you lose some!

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thecoffeehouse said...

haha. love the 'you are welcome for this picture'. so great!

Alexa said...

Yeah it's affirmed. He's hot. Thanks for the pic. I'm going to have to see the movie for sure!

Megan said...

I want to see this! And yes, she definitely looks older than 27...

luvvleighb said...

Haha I wish you did grab the kid by his ear! Would have been a satisfactory moment! I feel like the movie theater is a place where for some reason everyone feels like they don't follow the standard courtesy rules... It's weird... I'm so happy about your review! Maybe Kevin and I will go see it! I also want to see Mirror Mirror... Hmm... Tough choice :/

Elle R. said...

the lucky one? it's not out in italy yet I think! I'm so so curious now!!!

Cortney said...

I soo thought she looked too old for him too! However, I did love the movie!!

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