Jekyll Island Beach 2012

Jekyll Island Beach 2012

Swimming Through Life

Monday, March 4, 2013

Grandma Was Right!!

The Rogue Speaks:

Yes, I'm late with my Saturday Centus.  I was conflicted.  I kind of wanted to write about the young woman who was fired for having pre-marital sex, but decided against that one.  Jenny gave us a good prompt, and another 100 words to write, so I came up with this (the prompt is in bold type):


My grandma always told me, you can’t judge a book by its cover.  One must really read the blurb, or at least a good review before purchasing it.  That goes for movies, too!

Rod and I hadn’t seen a movie since we moved here, and since it was COLD, and not golf weather, we went to see “Silver Linings Playbook.”  Folks at the Academy Awards said it was good.   NOT!!!

WAY TOO STRESSFUL!  LOTS OF YELLING AND SCREAMING!  About 20 minutes into the film, I wanted my money back.  I gritted my teeth and stuck it out, though, right through the dance contest.
 
This movie was like Dancing With The Stars on Klonopin.  If you come from a dysfunctional family, and frantic, screaming people make you sick to your stomach, don’t see it!

Art?  There is ART and there is ART.  This was not art.

11 comments:

Viki said...

Wow, I'm surprised. Not that I was going to go see it but I was thinking of seeing it when it was on TV eventually. Oh well!!

bluzdude said...

Thanks for the warning. I kept hearing it’s really good, but I hate movies with a lot of yelling and (domestic) fighting. It’s like eavesdropping on family fight… I hate it.

Karen S. said...

That is so funny because I had the exact same feeling and nearly left too, but I'm happy I saw it to the end, because it saved the movie for me, but you won't catch me seeing it again (unless it's almost over!) :) I have to find more out about what you really wanted to write, it sounds like it would fire me up as well!

Jo said...

thanks fo r the warning ... i really do not need extra stress in my life ... i'm looking for happy happy in a movie!

janisaz said...

Good info to have! I got exasperated just watching the trailers on the Academy Awards. Won't waste time or money on this one.

Sue said...

My kids all told me they loved this movie and urged me to see it. Now you've given me pause. Usually they are good at knowing what I will like, but you don't make it sound too appealing!

Judie said...

I am just too old to put up with the stress of bad family dynamics. With my own dysfunctional family, I had quite enough of that over the years, and now just want a little peace!

Jenny said...

I'm still laughing at the klonopin part of this post!

You have such a fun way with words!

I swear every time we go to a 'highly recommended' movie we just don't like it.

I have Karate Kid queued up on the DVR for tonight!

ha!

Hope you're feeling a little better Judie!

Hugs!

JJ said...

Thank you for the warning. I will heed it. Now, write about the young woman who was fired for having pre-marital sex.

Splendid Little Stars said...

a most interesting review!
Who wants to see more of the stressful things one has already experienced so much of?

Neil said...

Now I've got to confess that I quite liked it. It started a bit slowly, but the main actors kept me focussed and the ending was uplifting. I do understand however, that we're all built differently and I can appreciate why you felt the way you did.
On the other hand 'Les Miserables' was not my cup of tea at all and yet I had heard so many good reports. Too long! All that singing I found tedious. My wife felt the same way and we left with over an hour to go and then continued to sing bits of our conversation in their style and burst out laughing like a couple of kids.