Monday, February 2, 2009

help, i'm watching a woody allen movie and i like it

I do not enjoy Woody Allen's work and have always felt a little less-than because of that. Everyone who gushes over loving his movies seems so intelligent, so metropolitan, so much more 'aware' of whatever smart sociological stuff he writes. Interestingly, it's the incessant dialogue that tends to turn me off; I say "interestingly" because if you know me an iota you are aware of my ability to talk until people's ears bleed. But I digress.

Tonight we are watching Vicky Cristina Barcelona for a couple of key reasons. First, Javier Bardem. Second, I had a free rental last week at Blockbuster that expired at the end of January....And did I mention Javier Bardem?

Now I want to move to Spain, become an expatriate, be fifteen years younger, find an artist lover, make friends with his crazy ex-wife, and generally be a gorgeous cosmopolite. And Stu keeps wishing for a threesome among the beautiful people.

Stupid Woody Allen.


Anonymous said...

I'm not wishing, I'm rooting for the 3 way.

OHN said...

I think W. Allen is a dolt. I have never liked his movies...I am not nearly cosmopolitan enough :)

lisahgolden said...

If you can visualize it, you can make it happen, though the shaving off fifteen years will require a time machine or outright lying.

Stu seems quite determined.

LarryG said...

i think woody is all about laughter, and if you aren't laughing when you watch his stuff then it's not for you, - i don't seek him out, just a bit too cerebral i guess :) (me or him i am not sure lol)

good luck stu, just be careful where you go rootin! ;)

Anonymous said...

Uggg. The 'threesome' was some quick kissing in the kitchen. It was one step from a Disney kid flick (add a bit of canned laughter and you could have kept the exact same scene).

Then ending was just sort of, well, one of those unsatisfying fades.

Y Tu Mama Tambien was waaaaaay better.

Fantastic Forrest said...

I used to love his movies. He made me laugh. But when he took up with Soon-Yi, that really overshadowed his funniness. The age difference was problematic enough, but the fact that she was his partner's adopted daughter really bothers me. Guess I'm just a midwestern girl at heart.

But good luck with that threeway thing, Stu. It sounds like Stephanie might be willing if Javier Bardem is involved.

AngelConradie said...

i'll take your word for it... i can't like the dude's work.

holly said...

oh thank bob i'm not the only one not into woody allen.

wait - no, i'm intelligent, i must like him.

KIDDING! i don't!

i did feel that way about spain after reading 'shadow of the wind,' though. have you read that? my favorite book ever.

don't all men want a 3 way?

dkuroiwa said...

Sorry...I'm not a fan of Woody's either...too many times being disappointed makes me a bit jaded. He does attract some good people though.

and 3-ways? do men really go for that or is it all "bark"? personally, i don't like to I'd get the chance to be in one anyway!!hahahaha!!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I looooooved that movie. Does Stu want any old threesome or one that includes Scarlett Johannsen? Just curious.


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