Thursday, May 20, 2010

Sweet Disposition

Last night I watched Evolution and bought back some memories from high school when a few friends and I banded together to watch this out of control, highly funny scifi comedy. This is one of the reasons why I adore cinema, it has the power to transport you anywhere, including your own childhood.

After hitting up Krispy Kreme for sweet things you’re only bound to regret later, Effie and I went to the cinema and watched The Backup Plan (considering Nightmare On Elm Street was out of the question, unless the patrons in front of us wanted to be wearing white chocolate donuts). I have to say, surprisingly, it wasn’t too bad - considering it’s a romantic comedy starring Jennifer Lopez. What sounds like a recipe for disaster was a pleasantly touching story, with very cute opening credits might I add.

Lopez stars as Zoe, a single woman who is artificially inseminated, fearing her biological clock may be ticking away her chances of childbirth. Only after she is pregnant does she stumble across cute Stan (played by Aussie actor Alex O‘Loughlin) and the two practically become a family over night. Dealing with a very real issue that I’m sure some people may have had to deal with, the movie is openly suggesting that in this day and age, there remains no standard. Society is so mixed that we’ve removed ourselves far from the cookie-cutter family template. As the classic Lennon lyric goes, ‘Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.’

Film Count: 50 and 51 out of 365


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