There was a time when I was up on all the new movies.
If I didn’t watch it in the theater than you better bet your bottom that I would be watching the first day it came out on DVD.
What is that time of my life called?
Bliss B.C. or before children.
Now, I have to seriously strain to remember the last time I went to the movie theater and watch a movie that wasn’t made for kids. I wouldn’t change these times for anything but I have to be completely honest. I do miss the times when I could watch a movie uninterrupted.
Thankfully, there are occasions when the hubs and I can sit back after the kids are in bed and enjoy a flick together and only have to get one child a drink of water.
This last week we got to enjoy a new Jennifer Aniston film called “The Switch”. If you are a friends geek like me than you pretty much love anything she does. I will admit though that I was a bit apprehensive about her co-star choice. I just didn’t think that there would be any chemistry between her and Jason Bateman.
Boy I was surprised! Now I don’t want to Wally it for you so here is the synopsis from IMDB.
“An unmarried 40-year-old woman turns to a turkey baster in order to become pregnant. Seven years later, she reunites with her best friend, who has been living with a secret: he replaced her preferred sperm sample with his own.”
So, what’s my take on the movie? I liked it. Was it predictable? Probably. But I’m a sucker for a good love story. Plus, I really love the evolution Bateman’s character goes through and the way it’s portrayed. Here is a guy that is neurotic, and a bit self absorbed. But by the end of the movie he has completely transformed into a selfless, caring father. In all honesty, the whole self absorbed action really reminded me of how I was before my kids were born. Once you become a parent all those things get thrown out the window and your whole world revolves around the little pink toed person who needs you.
I’m guessing this movie could be called a “chick flick” but really it’s a great movie to snuggle up to and watch with your hubby.
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