Tag: Tina Fey

Meeting Cute with “The Intern”

It’s been a while since I’ve been in the dating scene so I figured it best to ease into it.

I took myself on a lovely “me date” today and because I am a true gentleman, I bought myself a bouquet of roses just to make it extra special.

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Aren’t they pretty?!?

Cliché or not, I love flowers.  They make me smile (and a good date should always end in smiles).  Me, myself and I also enjoyed a lovely trip to the movies to see “The Intern.”  I absolutely LOVED it; so instead of telling you more about my quest to turn my life around and take myself on weekly dates (because I do indeed plan to start dating myself), I am going to give you my review of “The Intern.”

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There are two women whom I not-so-secretly aspire to be, Tina Fey and Nancy Meyers.  Most of you know the creative genius of Tina Fey but fewer of you may recognize Nancy Meyers as she tends to hide behind the camera.

Nancy Meyers is the writer behind some of my favorite films, “Father of the Bride,” “Something’s Gotta Give,” and “The Holiday” just to name a few.  Her latest creation, “The Intern” does not disappoint.

Meyers has a way of providing her characters with monologues that undoubtedly resonate with her audience.  She somehow manages to bring to life all of our inner fears, desires, and thoughts in her almost unbelievably open and honest characters.  Maybe we aren’t all as willing to tell our life stories to strangers (except maybe the girl who blogs daily…) but Meyers’ characters make it easy to believe.  They are so wonderfully vulnerable and raw in a way that most of us can only wish to be.

Boasting a cast of stars such as Robert De Niro, Rene Russo, and Anne Hathaway “The Intern” bestowed upon its audience a cast of truly lovable, flawed, fantastic individuals.  This is one of De Niro’s softest and sweetest characters to date, light-years from his “Casino” days and nothing like his excursion with the Fockers. His incarnation of Ben Whittaker is the grandpa that everyone wants to adopt.

There were moments of utterly unrealistic proportions but in a rom-com (esque) formula, they fit superbly.  Despite these somewhat silly moments, myself and the audience were fully willing to suspend our disbelief for the duration of the enthralling 2 hour storyline.

Anne Hathaway plays the female entrepreneur that everyone smiles at but secretly judges as soon as she steps away.  In other words, Anne Hathaway played every successful woman with passion and a heart.  Her plight at wanting to stay true to her family, her employees, and her vision while maintaining a sense of self is something with which many working women struggle.  It was easy to relate to her desire to grow her brand without sacrificing her home life.  As a matter of fact, as a young woman trying to do the same, it was impossible NOT to relate.

“The Intern” provides elements of intrigue, sadness, happiness, silliness, and an abundance of “aw” worthy moments.  If I had not already been in love with De Niro, this movie certainly would have pushed me over the edge.  He is at his most likeable and even the ever-criticized Anne Hathaway proved herself yet again as the strong, beautiful woman that she is.

If you enjoy inspirational, true-to-life comedies, I would not hesitate in recommending “The Intern” to you.

Take yourself on a nice “me date” and don’t skimp on the flowers. 🙂

My Long Awaited Return…

It has been too long since I have taken the time to sit down and write. For that, I humbly apologize.  I would like to convince myself that I had good reason to take the time off but perhaps that is just an excuse to pardon my being remiss.

My return to the blogosphere may not be the most entertaining blog that I have yet to produce but it is very important.  I have decided to begin a new venture and with that, I will be needing the support of all of you.  I am a master procrastinator and while I prefer to look at this as something of a talent, I will need the encouragement from friends and family to suppress this talent and get to work.  Are you ready to help keep me happy, motivated, and positive?!?!  ARE YOU WITH ME?!?!?!  I can’t hear you!!!!!!!

Or see you for that matter, so I’m just going to pretend that you all said yes.  Good, now that we’ve cleared that up I can tell you what this venture of mine will be!  Let me first start off by saying that I am well aware that I have said many a time that I want to do this and I want to do that, and I never seem to get around to it.  This isn’t like that.  I often tell myself that I am going to do something in the hopes that hearing the words aloud will inspire me.  Often, I am very, very wrong.  When I feel something within me screaming that something needs to be done, well…now shit’s serious.  It is a little hard to explain and maybe some of you don’t believe in intuition or “feelings” but I do.  My soul is telling me that it is time to quit putzing around and get working.

A movie.  This is my new venture.  I would like to create and produce a feature-length movie from start to finish.  I am taking it very seriously this time.  The idea is becoming more and more real to me with every breath I take.  I have invested in numerous screenwriting books as I attempt to teach myself a method that will work for me as I plan to write my very own feature.  Yes, sometimes it is difficult to keep the faith , but for this new project, keeping the faith is my only option.  If I can feel it deep within me, I have no choice but to believe that this is what I am meant to do.

A few of my good friends know that I harbor aspirations of becoming the next Tina Fey or Woody Allen.  For those of you who don’t understand, this means that I would love to write my own works, hopefully quirky like Tina Fey, and then shove myself in a leading role, a la Woody Allen.  As for this film,  I have made no casting decisions as of yet.  I plan to write a character driven movie and once those characters become more clear, I will begin to think about casting choices.  As for a crew, I do have a few people in mind that I would love to work with but again, I am thinking too far ahead.  (But everyone keep your fingers crossed that I will get to work with my idols!)

This is more than a labor of love for me.  I’ve been going through a bit of a difficult time and I remember being so happy when I made my first movie (It’s posted in my first blog…check it out if you’re looking for a good giggle.)  It’s not that I want to make this movie; it’s that I need to.  I make no secret of the fact that I am unhappy with the way my first movie panned out.  I loved the people I worked with more than anything and I would never want to cast doubt on their abilities.  Everyone involved did a fantastic job and the movie is still quite enjoyable.  The only problem was that it wasn’t what I had envisioned.  This time around, I will be taking more care to ensure that my vision is what you see on that screen.

I will continue to blog about nonsense with a few posts about my progress along the way.  I hope to keep you entertained and just as excited as I am for this new step in my life.

So Support Team… let’s get crackin’!