Thursday, February 23, 2006

sentimental drivvle


I refuse to watch such sentimental drivvle as The Notebook and Titanic.

I, furthermore, refuse to afflict myself by viewing any movie starring Hugh Grant, Nicholas Cage, and John Travolta.

Blech!

slimy.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think Nicholas Sparks has the market cornered on sentimental drivel. Ever laughed inappropriately during "Walk to Remember" and gotten yourself ousted from future girls' nights? I have...

Anonymous said...

haha. you know you love "face off"

ckhnat said...

i only watched "Face Off" because of you. i was trying to understand your warped mind.

and as for "A Walk to Remember" ... I hadn't even heard of it till college. One semester all these girls were checking the book out from the library ... even guys were talking about the book and movie. I had my doubts ...

then it entered my list of movies i would never watch if i had a choice.

a year or so ago, i was out with a girlfriend of mine and she had some friends (one of them being her boyfriend, i believe) that were hanging out at the Pastor's house. we stopped by to say "hi" only to find that this group of guys were getting ready to watch "A Walk to Remember".

Now, if i was ever going to watch a movie on my "sentimental drivvle" list ... it would be with a bunch of high school guys. Talk about laughing in all the wrong places!!! even these kids thought i was heartless.

j.ro said...

You're not heartless, you just have a brain. I've only seen the last half of that movie and it made me want to puke; I think it was because of all the flagrantly cheesy lines that were being shoved down my throat. The plot I could have stomached, but, oh, the lines in the script! I burst into a guffaw and had to leave the room a few times. Moreover, the "romance" was graceless, tactless, and robustly unaware of the role of the Truest Love.

Jim the 3rd said...

No Hugh Grant? Not even "Sense & Sensibility?"

Anonymous said...

"You're not heartless, you just have a brain."

That's funny.

ckhnat said...

Nope ... not even S&S ... I didn't care for the novel anyway ... any girl who makes herself sick unto death because she finds a lock of hair in the billfold of the man she fancies that she loves and it ISN'T hers (IT WAS HIS SISTERS') ... well ... that's one of the points when I threw the book across the room in frustration.

Normally, I am very composed.

But, since Anonymous seems to know me so well ... I'm sure he would be the first to say that in a couple of rare instances I have been known to burst out of my composure, splattering bloody chunks of Christine across the room.

(as a disclaimer ... the writing of Sense and Sensibility was well done. I recognize that the portrayal of that particularly feeble creature was merely a portrait of particularly silly girls of that era and ours. In that case, it was a very clear painting of the character. However, girls like that make me want to rip my hair out ... why would anyone do that? rip one's hair out because they are agrivated by someone or something? odd. perhaps it's like people who cut themselves. Takes their minds off of other matters ... OH my goodness! I'm bleeding!)

gumby171 said...

Hmm, now I'm torn.
I've had several close female friends simply demand that I see "The Notebook"
But I'm starting to respect your opinion as well.
Naturally, I'm now curious as to what exactly this movie is about

but I saw what happened to the curious cat in one of your posts from last week.

ckhnat said...

yeah, i'm guessing that death can be the only logical conclusion to this film, as well. don't put yourself through it.

(in contrast, it's my two guy friends that insist i see the movie)

Anonymous said...

hehe, you know you want to see it......

Donna said...

I wouldn't waste the time... I watched it last year with some friends, and though I cried at the ending in spite of myself (the ending really is sad and the movie really makes you feel for the couple in their later years). The story itself isn't anything special or unpredictable, and the movie has several points of content that one can do without.

But that's just me.

ckhnat said...

i know i'm alienating 85% of my readers by making this statement ... but ...

Dumb and Dumber is also on my list of "never watch" movies.

ack! stop throwing things at me!

Anonymous said...

no fair. those movies (jim carrey movies) were funny in junior high...they were the "napoleon dynamite" of their time. but i guess if you didn't see them then it wouldn't be the same to see them now. just american pop culture i guess.

bethy31 said...

I didn't like the love story between the younger couple but I cried because of the older couple...

erin said...

Oh...bless you. I can't tell you how many friendships have been tested by my dislike for Dumb and Dumber. It's always encouraging to find a kindred soul in the matter.

As for the Notebook, I'd have to agree with Beth. The story of the young lovers is far too Hollywood. But the love of the older couple is heart-wrenching....and I would like to think, more realistic.

mike said...

Hugh Grant isn't too bad... What about Notting Hill? OI liked that one. Love you