I really recommend NOT doing what I did yesterday. I am not quite sure what made going to see a Ryan Gosling movie yesterday a good idea. Sunday blues, no one to go with me, film festival going on…just a bad combination. The theater was obviously packed and after a 20 minute wait in line I had to tell the ticket seller “ONE for The Place Beyond the Pines” twice loudly before she heard me. I’m actually totally fine going to movies alone, I do it all the time. I can’t tell you the last time I went to a movie with another person. I kinda prefer it since I can’t stand being asked, “what’s going on?” How I am supposed to know, I’m also watching it for the first time. Anyways, the theaters must be making too much money now, because they have hired too many people. Now, the seats are pre-assigned and there is an escort to show you to your seat. Is this the opera or something? I had to pick my end seat close to the exit, since I want to be out first in case of fire or gunman. I knew the theater would be crowded since the movie hasn’t even opened in wide released yet and this was the only theater playing it, but it was completely sold out. I grab my liquids since I hate popcorn and chocolate and head into the theater hoping I don’t run into a bunch of people I know. I am comfortable with my aloneness, but it’s not fun to see groups of friends who went together. I have 2 open seats next to me and it was just a waiting game to see who was going to show up. Then, I see a male acquaintance walking in…then I see a girl I also know socially. Wait, they are together? Is this a date? Oh and of course they have the 2 open seats next to me. Now I’m really looking like a loser. I’m not the kind of person to think they must be on a date since I often go to movies and out to eat with platonic guy friends. But for some reason since she is ridiculously pretty and he is really good looking, I think there is no way they aren’t dating. How do 2 super attractive people go on movie dates and not hook up? Or how are two attractive people just platonic friends? It’s not possible..I don’t think. Does that mean when a really attractive guy makes me dinner and sends me home with no sign of wanting anything more that he doesn’t find me attractive? YES. That is what that means. Ew. Why do I become the ugly sister to hot guys? I’m grossed out with myself.
Anyways, spoiler alert for Place Beyond the Pines so STOP reading now if you plan to go see it. It was only great for the first half, because Ryan Gosling dies less than halfway into the movie. Really? So now I have to watch Eva Mendes and Bradley Cooper, both who in my opinion are really overrated actors. So what you guys are good crying on cue? The movie just tried to get too serious too quickly and it was really unbelievable. I could only get through the beginning because of all the closeups of Ryan Gosling brooding and smoking cigs in every single scene. If you can be that hot with ugly tattoos, platinum blond hair and dressed like Slater from SBTB, then you really have it made. You know how in the Notebook it was so believable to watch the Ryan and Rachel McAdams love story because they were actually together in real life and made sense together? Well, this couple makes no sense and they play a couple in the movie. I just don’t get it. Honestly, the more I watch Ryan, the more I see what a fantastic actor he is but also he kinda has the same delivery in every movie. It’s original and awesome and seems so rehearsed that now it’s second nature. I think that means he really acts that way in real life. He has some serious cult-like powers. I think he could tell me to do anything and I would do it. However, despite the good snobby movie reviewer ratings, I give it a 5 out of 10. They were really trying too hard. Luckily there were no sex scenes to make me uncomfortable…and by uncomfortable I mean frustrated watching Ryan have sex with other people.