It may have been the wine, but I really, really enjoyed this movie. There was a certain “seize the day,” but in the end, be yourself vibe that I can only describe as awesomesauce.
Of course, being the writer I am, I immediately started thinking about the movie and making it all about myself. So without further ado, here’s what I got:
Crazy – it’s beyond crazy that it took me almost an entire year to watch this movie. That’s right – my little secret is that I’ve had this DVD from Netflix since last February. As in, second month of 2012. I know right! Crazy! I would watch other movies and tv shows and diligently return them to Netflix but for some reason, I just couldn’t bring myself to watch this.
Not only should I be thrown in Netflix Jail but this makes no sense in the Kerri-verse. I love movies and this one had a bunch of actors I really like. Well, kinda…
Stupid – Hold on to your hats. Until this movie, I didn’t really get the whole Ryan Gosling thing. Stop gasping, ladies! (I don’t get the Jeremy Renner thing either.) I mean, women fawn over The Gosling. I’ve seen it. They. Go. Nuts. Maybe because he was in The Notebook, a movie that fills me with such depression it’s hard to pull myself out of that dark hole filled with wet, soggy Kleenex long enough to check out the hotness of Ryan. Who knows! But alas, I think I was mistaken. Cuz those scenes in the locker room? Yum! I love…
Love – There are multiple love stories in this movie, which of course reminds me that I am, in fact, a romance writer. Sadly, I haven’t been doing much writing lately – romance or otherwise. My day job has become very, very busy and by the time I get home at night, I can’t sit in front of a computer anymore. (Plus, they are doing work on my apt and I get to go home every night and clean up the mess. So fun!)
I know – these are excuses. Yes – I need to get back to it. After all, it took me eleven months to watch Crazy, Stupid, Love. I don’t want it to take me eleven months to return to my manuscript. And if I truly want to follow the message of the movie, it’s time to return to myself a bit – bring out the real Kerri – the one who’s been covered in negative, un-glittery, super-hard-life crap for the past year back into the world. Seize the day. Be myself!
Because I’m definitely crazy, oftentimes stupid. But you know what? I love that about myself!