A month of blogging from A to Z on our chosen themes. Mine is Movie Love: The Theatrical Experience. Now unto the first letter...
All About Steve
Quick Summary from Google: After a lovely blind date, crossword-puzzle creator Mary Horowitz (Sandra Bullock) falls head over heels in love with Steve (Bradley Cooper), a news cameraman. Mary is convinced that she and Steve are soul mates, and with the encouragement of a reporter (Thomas Haden Church), follows Steve around the country in a bid to win his love. Along the way, she befriends an assortment of misfits who accept her for who she is, leading her to reassess her reasons for this strange journey.
My mother and I saw this movie in 2009 at Carib 5 where we watch most of our theater movies. While not critically acclaimed this movie is a fun watch if you can just enjoy it for what it is. A comedy involving an awkward woman desperate for love and finding her place in the world (but her world is a guy). Sandra Bullock plays the awkward and weird Mary Horowitz a cross puzzle writer whose vocabulary I still envy to this day. After a blind date with a guy named Steve goes awry (unknown to her), she ends up stalking him on a journey to what she thinks is to a man who is interested in her. Hilarity ensues and on a whole my mom and I had a great time. Mary is a character in and of herself and I loved that.
While some critics said that Mary was more worthy of pity than care, I disagree. Sadly we have entered a world where if a woman is not some kind of Wonder Woman or Hunger Games' Katniss then she is some kind of gender defect/disgrace. Screw that, women are of all kinds and we all can't fly through the air or aim arrows at people without going to prison. Now I'm not going to say this is a must see but I had fun watching this movie involving a character I could root for and cringe at all at once. At the end of the day she does realize her folly and acknowledges stalking was wrong. Seriously people it is.
There goes day one of the challenge. Click here to check out the list of other participants and thanks for stopping by.