This qualifies as a “I am tired and cranky and just want to go to bed but I committed to this stupid post-a-day challenge so now I must write something” post. You’ve been warned. I’m beginning to reevaluate the legitimacy of this challenge; since when is quantity better than quality? But as of now it’s only day 10, so it’s far too early to give up. Even if I am pregnant, which should serve as a valid excuse to do whatever I want within legal bounds. Including throwing in the towel on a blogging challenge! But I won’t. Not today.
Instead I’m going to go tell you to see The Guard. It’s hilarious. Even though I’m cranky, thinking about the film makes me smile a bit.
First of all, I love Don Cheadle and he happens to be in this movie. You should love him, too. He’s very talented. It’s a fact.
Second, it takes place in Ireland, so everyone but Don Cheadle has Irish accents. (There are a couple of British accents thrown in as well.) You can’t (or at least I couldn’t) understand half of the dialogue, but the accents somehow make everything more funny.
Third, Damon and I both thoroughly enjoyed the movie, which almost guarantees you will enjoy it. It is a rare, rare occurrence when Damon and I are both entertained by a film. Your movie interests must fall somewhere between ours, so it follows that you will also be entertained.
Fourth, if you are like Damon and me and need a distraction from your alma mater’s recent dismal football performance, this movie will provide such a distraction. Whereas a movie like, say, Contagion will leave you stressing about an inevitable pandemic that will likely kill you, thus only adding to the anxiety you already feel regarding a poor-performing college football team, The Guard will provide a happy escape.
OK, have I persuaded you to see it yet? Even if your college football team is doing well, you could still use a laugh, right? I promise it is money well spent.
And now i am going to bed, finally!Read More