Saturday, February 25, 2012

relax and watch a movie. maybe two.

i have been so stressed with work lately that i decided to watch a movie. that, and something's wrong with my cable so i had to go out and amuse myself. if this goes on for a while, i might end up buying a DVD player.

i already asked my colleague to go with me watch this other movie but when i saw the billboard of this movie and found out it was already showing in Manila, i thought i had to see it.


The movie is a story about Jack Warren and his identical sister, Jill. Jack is a successful advertising executive in Los Angeles with a beautiful wife and kids, who dreads one event each year: the Thanksgiving visit of his "identical" twin sister Jill. Jill is very talkative and needy and it is the first time that she is celebrating the holidays(Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and New Year's Eve) alone since their mother died so she looked forward to spending them with Jack and his family. she only gets to spend four days with them and they always fight in those four days. Jack has to finish this doughnut commercial with Al Pacino so when he realizes that the actor has a big crush on his sister, he lets her stay longer with his family. this makes Jill very happy, but of course, when you lie, and they find out,you get into trouble.

once again Adam Sandler talks to us about family and brings new and funnier ways to do it. he tells us that we should never take for granted the people who care about us. i don't have a twin but i could especially relate to the movie because like jill, i'm alone and often insecure. i'm not going to get into why she is the way she is or why i am the way i am, except that we do things selfishly because we just don't understand the way things are. i know that i didn't make any sense back there but i liked the film and that's how i saw it.

the movie was panned by critics in the US but it looks pretty well-received here in Manila. i liked it. it was funny. i needed to laugh. it gave me what i needed. plus there were so many cameos in the film. i liked it.