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Afternoon At The Movies

Yesterday, simply because I wanted to do something different than the same old same old and I knew only we wanted to see this movie anyway, my cousin and I went to see Knocked Up with the gorgeous Katherine Heigl. I've followed her career off and on since she appeared on Roswell, which was an under appreciated TV series if you ask me... Are we surprised she's the only one from that show that's really done anything since of any note? No, we are not.

The movie was rated R for three main reasons (sex, drug use and language) but we're all adults here. (I was asked how old I was though.) The movie straddled the line between mature and immature but I think that's what made it good. I would never want to see this movie with my mother and or grandmother, however. Like Hitch, this movie gave me hope. If a drug addicted unemployed shlub can get the girl, there is hope although but I'm really not into one night stands for reasons such as this, frankly. "You're prettier than I am." "I came over to see how my beers were doing." Do these lines actually work? I suppose if she's drunk enough...

Because no other review printed anywhere else will mention this, Kristin Wiig, who was on Saturday Night Live last I knew, was hilarious as an E! executive but since she's one of the "Two A-Holes" on that show am I surprised? No! Speaking of E! in this movie, Ryan Seacrest was the funniest I've ever seen him but, as a guy, I want Gulianna Dipandi to deliver those lines...

I close with a question: Can one really get pink eye from farting on a pillow?

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