Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Time For Some Fun

Because life sucks at the moment I have decided to write a more humorous type of post. One of my friends has a really funny dad who comes up with the best quotes. My favorite of his quotes is this: "Life sucks, grab a straw." Right now I'm having a difficult time. I have hardly slept, I am all stressed out. I have tons of things to be done. And it seems like everything I have ever done wrong is staring me in the face. I'm drained. I'm out of it. My new scar started hurting more as well. A sure sign that I need to take things easier. Instead of venting and fuming I'm going to "grab a straw" and make things more fun.

This past weekend Craig and I went to see the movie Blades of Glory. I have not laughed that much since I went to Brian Regan's show. The movie has so much in it that is so wrong, yet so well done that I could not stop laughing. It was hilarious. If you like Will Farrell even a little bit, you will like this movie (unless you only watch kids' movies and have only seen him in Elf).

I recently watched Stranger Than Fiction and was impressed with Will Farrell's acting in that. Maybe it was Dustin Hoffman's doing. After all, Dustin Hoffman makes the other actors improve by leaps and bounds just by being in a movie. He's astounding. But I think Farrell can take some of the credit for his own acting job. Blades of Glory confirmed that notion.

Some people say that Will Farrell always plays the same character. It's like they think he's another Jim Carrey (gag me). Jim Carrey (gag me) only plays himself (gag me) and himself (gag me) is pretty weird. I submit that Will Farrell does not always play himself like Jim Carrey (gag me). I have now seen Will Farrell in several different movies: Zoolander, Stranger Than Fiction, Elf, and Blades of Glory. I have a list of others to see. In none of these movies does he play the same character as any of the others. He does some similar things, like shouting. I don't know why, but when he yells on screen it's freaking hilarious. He is always funny. I get the feeling he cannot play a truly tragic character. That's fine. I like funny. And I like different funny.

Care to join in the fun? You can do a movie review or tell me why you disagree or agree with me. I just want to have a normal, fun conversation on my blog for once.


Amber said...


I don't know much about Will Farrell, but I love your...opinion of Jim Carrey. Ugh.

Mel Chickk said...

Seeing the previews for that movie I figured it was either going to be really funny or really stupid. I still haven't had a chance to see it yet. I'll let you know as soon as I do!

Tracy said...

In Stranger than Fiction I enjoyed his love interest and I thought it was great when be brought her flours.

Esther said...

Yeah, that part was quite cute. I think that was the movie where I realized that he has some acting ability. Before that I just thought he was a funny guy.