Com-rom? My Life 05 JAN 2009

Kirsten DunstHmm, just watched Jim Carrey’s latest movie Yes Man, thoroughly enjoyed it, and realised that I had been completely unfair to Simon Pegg and Kirsten Dunst’s latest outing, How to Lose Friends and Alienate People in my earlier ‘quick review’ post.

As much as I enjoyed that movie as a comedy, I slated it a fair bit for handling the romantic aspects of the movie pretty clumsily and thereby destroying any true romantic comedy (or rom-com as this genre is sometimes called) aspirations of the movie. However, seeing Yes Man fail at the same aspects that I felt How to Lose Friends struggled with, I suddenly realised just how high my romantic comedy expectations has become, thanks to the string of pretty damn emotionally impressive rom-com movies Chantelle has made me sit through. Terrible, I know ;)

Which made me think a little more. These two above-mentioned films star bona fide comedians, right? Which then stands to reason that the comedy aspect of the movie is the actual goal that the director is aspiring too, forcing me to revise my previous review for How to Lose Friends and instead declare that it was indeed a thoroughly enjoyable comedy romance (or com-rom) flick – as is Yes Man just by the way.

Whew, I feel all better now.

Oh, and re-establish my masculinity just that little, next up on my movie hit list has got to be Transporter 3. The trailer looks absolutely bloody awesome and Jason Statham looks ready to kick some serious ass as always!

All of which means that I really, really can’t wait for the release of the upcoming Crank 2: High Voltage, sequel to one of the funniest, craziest and most hardcore comedy action movies you will ever witness! One day, one day, Mr. Willis’ throne will belong to Statham. Just you wait and see! :P

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South African software architect and developer at Touchwork. Husband to a cupcake baker and father to two little girls. I don't have time for myself any more.