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17 July 2012 @ 06:57 am
funny husband :)  

Last night we went over to my Mom and Dad’s so Ted could mow their lawn, an activity which Dad supervised/kept him company during, depending, I suppose, on how you want to interpret it. :) Anyway, when he was nearly done, Ted said, “So, Mr. Murphy, I was wondering if it would be okay if I dated your daughter…” *laughs right out loud*

Dad said he’d think about it and let Ted know after he mowed the lawn next week. *laughs more* But then after Ted carried out three bags of mown grass Dad allowed as how he could date me. “I figure in a few years he’ll give me permission to marry you!” Ted said cheerfully. *laughs and laughs* Funny, funny husband. :)

Related only because the above reminded me of something I wanted to find out about a fictional husband, we watched “Crazy Stupid Love” on the plane home, without sound because it’s not worth trying to listen to a film while trying to wrangle a 2 year old. I may have missed bits, but in general would like to see if I’ve got the plot of this movie right:

Julianne Moore informs her schlub husband she wants a divorce because she wants to see if he cares enough about their marriage to save it. He throws himself out of a car, meets the inexplicably hot* Ryan Gosling, who teaches him to be less of a schlub, causing him to get the chance to nail Marisa Tomei and then presumably a series of other hot women, all while his wife who didn’t want a divorce in the first place appears to be totally oblivious to the advances of an apparently older version of Ryan Gosling played by Kevin Bacon, and does not get to nail anybody. Eventually her schlub husband embarrasses the entire family at his son’s 8th grade graduation by giving a sentimental speech about how he’s a better man having gotten to nail Marisa Tomei, and Julianne Moore takes him back (this last clause is supposed, as the plane landed before we actually saw that part).

Other things also happen, but that’s the plotline I’m concerned with. Now, first off, yes, that was a really bad way for Julianne Moore to find out if her husband still wanted to be married, but overlooking that detail, seriously, WTF, how exactly does it work that the schlub gets a Get Out Of Marriage Free pass and gets to nail Marisa Tomei while the genuinely hot wife just mopes around miserably not taking advantage of the scenario she initiated? I mean, where’s the justice in that?

eta: (Ah. I see from a plot synopsis, which I only just thought to look up, that I missed the part where Julianne had already nailed Kevin. I suppose that makes the whole thing make vaguely more sense, although it also negates the entire point of having written the second half of this post.)

*I would like to make it clear that when I say Ryan Gosling is inexplicably hot, I do not mean OMG HOW CAN ANYBODY BE THAT SEXXXAY, but rather, er, how the hell did Ryan Gosling convince anybody he was even vaguely attractive, nevermind a playah? Did I miss the memo about him and Mark Ruffalo? Because glick.

(x-posted from the essential kit)

A large duck: Brain Overload!burger_eater on July 17th, 2012 06:17 am (UTC)
Literature Ryan Gosling

Edited at 2012-07-17 06:19 am (UTC)
A large duckburger_eater on July 17th, 2012 06:18 am (UTC)
Typography Ryan Gosling
A large duckburger_eater on July 17th, 2012 06:19 am (UTC)
A large duckburger_eater on July 17th, 2012 06:25 am (UTC)
Last one.

I don't even know who this dude is or what movies he's been in, but I like him for the memes.
irishkateirishkate on July 17th, 2012 09:30 am (UTC)
I don't know who he is and he's not all that for sure. Neither is Mark Ruffalo.

Ted rocks on the other hand.

So you know, I can see where you're coming from.
Mary Anne: pixelpers1stence on July 17th, 2012 11:26 am (UTC)
He has a nice physique but his face is oddly long. I haven't actually seen him act so maybe he can project sexy charisma? I think mark ruffalo has just picked romantic characters and that is responsible for his Rep.
Laura Anne Gilmansuricattus on July 17th, 2012 11:27 am (UTC)
Ruffalo, from what I can gather, has crazy-sweet charisma that snakes its way onto the screen and tells certain hormones that his genetics need to be passed on.

(also, and this is IMO, the kind of smile that makes you smile right back at him, suddenly happier.)
madmiss on July 17th, 2012 11:36 am (UTC)
He wasn't too bad as Young Hercules ... but I was more a Iolaus fan. (tangent - Dean O'Gorman -young Iolaus- is playing Fili to Aidan Turner's Kili....can't wait.)
hegemony hedgehogagrimony on July 17th, 2012 11:36 am (UTC)
My recollection of that movie is that the schlub husband gets dumped during the special date night he put together because he's too boring for the hot wife. He mopes hopelessly for a bit and then his fairy godgosling teaches him how to be a player (as previously he'd only been with the hot wife). Schlub embraces this as a drowning man clings to a life saver - desperately. But the lifestyle quickly pales for him and he realizes he still wants his old life back but isn't sure how to fix it. In the meantime, things get increasingly awkward as hot wife realizes bacon is bad for her and that the schlub was actually pretty sweet to her and is now way less boring but damn, he slept with other women. Meantime, the fairy godgosling falls for Schlub's daughter and mends his playboy ways. Hilarity and social awkwardness ensues.

In the end, I think the idea is that reconciliation may be forthcoming for Achlub and Hot Wife but doesn't actually happen on screen, but my memory of it is a bit fuzzy so I could be wrong.