Yeesh. If you are single, want to be married, and ever feel lousy or discouraged about being single still, you might want to check out the movie “Gone Girl.”
Or not. It may forever discourage you from dating ever again, LOL – which is why I put “maybe watch it” in the subject heading of this post.
What a creepy movie.
I saw it tonight because it came on one of the cable TV channels I get.
It stars Ben Afflec (however his name is spelled) married to some blonde lady. This movie contains twists and turns.
You start out feeling bad for the wife, because the husband looks like a cheating, insensitive, selfish, lazy, jerk.
But then as the movie goes on, you learn the blonde wife is no prize, either. You then also feel sorry for the husband as you start learning more about the sicko wife.
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The Lobster: A Dystopian Tour de Force (A Movie About Adult Singles)
(Link): The Lobster: A Dystopian Tour de Force (A Movie About Adult Singles) by C. Orr
- Yorgos Lanthimos’s allegorical rumination on finding a mate is witty, cruel, and deeply unsettling.
- …Thus opens The Lobster, the stunning English-language debut of the Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos. A black comedy laced with moments of shocking cruelty, the film is a dystopian allegory about the human need to find a mate—a brilliant, if morbid, meditation on relationships in the age of the dating app.
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The Lobster – a movie that sounds like how the church treats adult singles
A really nice lady I follow on Twitter (Christian Janeway; her screen name there is @XianJaneway) tweeted me today, asking me if I had ever heard of this film, and I said, no:
(Link): The Lobster
Here is how that page reads:
- In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods.
I told Christian Janeway that sounds pretty much how like most American Christians and churches already treat adult singles. Really.
If this movie ever comes on cable TV, I’ll give it a watch.
(Link): The Lobster: A Dystopian Tour de Force (A Movie About Adult Singles)
(Link): Please Stop Shaming Me for Being Single by J. Vadnal
(Link): The Netherworld of Singleness for Some Singles – You Want Marriage But Don’t Want to Be Disrespected or Ignored for Being Single While You’re Single
(Link): Really, It’s Okay To Be Single – In order to protect marriage, we should be careful not to denigrate singleness – by Peter Chin
(Link): Hey, Justice Kennedy: You don’t need to shame singles to uphold marriage by L. Bonos
(Link): To Get Any Attention or Support from a Church These Days you Have To Be A Stripper, Prostitute, or Orphan
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Romantic Comedy Movies and Books
What is it with Hollywood Rom Com movies and book stores?
In the movie “You Got Mail,” both main characters, played by Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks, each own a book store.
In the movie “The Holiday,” ((Link): Information about The Holiday) I’m pretty sure one of the characters owned a book store – I think the male lead, the British guy who falls in love with the visiting American. One site says the male character works as a book editor. It’s book-related. There were scenes of him standing around with shelves and shelves of books behind him.
Last night, I watched a Julia Roberts movie on cable. She plays a character named Anna Scott who falls in love with a British guy (actor Hugh Grant) who owns a book store. I think the film is called Nottinghill or Nottingham or whatever.
What in the holy hell is up with Hollywood making so many characters in romantic movies book store owners, or people who work somehow and in someway with, or around, books?
Can Hollywood script writers not think of any other professions to ascribe to movie characters in rom coms? I don’t even really like rom coms. They most usually bore me or nauseate me, but I will sometimes watch one if it comes on cable TV. But I tire of seeing every other character be a book store owner.
(Link): Rom Com Movie on Women Allowing Themselves To Be Used By Men – And A Leading Man Disappointment -(Liberal, Atheist Leading Man Actor’s Real Life Religious, Political Views are Very Condescending, Obnoxious)
(Link): Goodbye to romance: Are rom-coms worse than porn? (How Hollywood Feeds Into People’s Tendency to Idolize Marriage and Turn a Spouse Into a Deity)