April 20, 2009

If you don't want to cry...

don't see Marley and Me. What? Too late for that is it? Those marketing people know what they are doing. It's the same way they got us to take the kids to see "Bridge to Tarabithia". I'm not saying they aren't great movies. I'm not saying that I'd not see them if they were more honest about the true weepy content they were hiding. Although they'd have a tougher job getting our asses into the seats if there was full disclosure. At least I can weep openly in the privacy of my own home. Not that the sight of me weeping openly in my kitchen would be a shock to anyone that knows me, but, seriously? Copious tears and lots of snot. I didn't say it was pretty. • Not so spoiler alert • Ok. I'll say it. THE DOG DIES. How did I trick myself into thinking otherwise would happen. Was it the cute blonde couple? Was it the cute blonde dog? They know where they can put their cute, funny blondness. If you have kids and have to watch movies in two to ten parts like we do at our house, when we resumed watching the next night it was like some hideous, back in the day Foldger's commercial. "Watch now as we replace their funny sweet movie with a gut wrenchingly sad story". Yah. We're a wreck over it. But go. Go and rent. Just don't forget the mop and bucket people. Mop! Bucket! I'm going to my happy place now....

8 comments:

Lorelei said...

I whole-heartedly agree with you there!
I felt like a fool in the theater. We went ON FREAKIN CHRISTMAS DAY!
Yea!! they were all " go see this nice cute family movie about a dog!" and we were all like " YAH! Let's see that!!" and then we walked out and we were all "what the freakin crap was THAT?!"

Gaea said...

AHHHHH! Christmas? Jiminy Christmas! I got all teary just telling talking about it at breakfast with my Mom yesterday!

SummersStudio said...

I can't go see the movie. I read the book and cried myself to sleep when I finished it. Imagine what I'd be like in the theater. They's kick me out with all of the wailing. Good book though.

peacockfairy said...

Totally agree - I can't even talk about it without getting teary!

Joelle said...

Why?! Why does the dog hafta die? Don't we have enough movies where the dog dies? Screw that, I'm stickin' with Snow Buddies.

Mellisa - Chinook Jewelry said...

Yep, read the book, sobbed for hours and that was Christmas two years ago (thanks hubby for the cheery uplifting gift!) so I knew there was no freakin way that I'd go see that movie! Snow Buddies, good idea! You're also safe with the Air Bud series ;)

No Easy Beads said...

I told everyone who listen not to go see Marley and Me. We cried like babies. To sad for me.

2ifbysea said...

Hey Gaea! Thanks for stopping by my blog this morning! I just borrowed this movie from my MIL and was going to watch it tonight. Now I'm not so sure I want to see it????

Cristi