Monday, December 03, 2007

D'ya ever see the preview for a movie, and then watch the movie, and the preview is a big, fat, liar?

See: Georgia Rule

I hung out with Stefanie yesterday, which was muchos fun. We decided to rent a movie, and the guilty pleasure was Georgia Rule. Yes, the movie where LiLo gets bitch slapped by the studio for being a big spoiled brat. Holy crap, this movie is not a funny coming-of-age story. Nor is it about the hilarious ways mothers and daughters relate. Nope. It's about how Lindsay's character is molested by her stepfather and it's hard for Felicity Huffman's character to believe her b/c she's such a raging alcoholic. The f-bomb is dropped pretty much in the first scene of the movie, which totally threw us off. At this point, we didn't know what exactly to expect. Then some really uncomfortable scenes take place, and then you find out about the molesting. Done by Cary Elwes. It is super hard to picture Westley as a bad guy. But he is.

We basically sat through the whole movie with our jaws dropped and sometimes squirming at the uncomfortable-ness of the scenes. It was way different than how it was marketed. And, actually, much better than I thought it would be. It's not exactly the usual feel-good movies Gary Marshall does. Too bad it wasn't marketed for what it really is. I would have probably watched it much sooner.


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