This Saturday past, we had our monthly girl’s movie night and we saw “The Break Up” with Jennifer Aniston and the new man in her life (the dude that’s so tall- I forget his name).
Anyhoo, we would much rather have seen “Pirates of the Caribbean II”, but we didn’t think far enough ahead and when we got to he movie theatre, both showings of the delectable Johnny Depp playing “Jack Sparrow” for the second time were completely sold out! Hence- “The Break Up”.
I must be honest- I enjoyed it a whole lot more than I thought I would. It was quite realistic in terms of what I think a break up after a long term relationship is actually like. I (of course) was cheering for the relationship to end and for her to hook up with the gorgeous dimple-cheeked rich guy who had already asked her out, simply because I fully believe that if it isn’t working, then get the hell out. I also do NOT believe in getting back together after breaking up because people simply do not change. I was probably the only person in the theatre who rather liked the ending!
And if I thought it would do any good- I would suggest couples go and see the movie together- but men would take their other halves because it’s a “chick flick” and its been a while since they let her pick a movie (and because taking them OUT to see a “chick flick” might actually get them laid afterwards)… and women would take their men for the movie’s “message”… but because their men are thinking about the possibility of sex later- they’ll be entirely distracted from any subliminal messages by the big-screen TV in the apartment in question, and by Jennifer’s naked stroll through the aforementioned apartment and then spend the rest of the movie waiting for her to do it again.
So what’s the message slash messages? In my humble opinion- there are three main points:
1. Men are not mind readers, they do not respond to coy hints and suggestive conversation.
2. Women need to learn this and remember it.
3. Relationships require compromise and communication from BOTH parties!
Me? Cynical? You better bloody believe it!
There Is Never An Excuse
One in three is not a statistic - one in three is a crying shame.