Becky and I went and caught the new Sandra Bullock movie All About Steve at the AMC theaters in Highlands Ranch, CO on Friday night. The Yahoo Movie website at All About Steve describes the movie as follows:
“Mary Horowitz is a cruciverbalist – a crossword puzzle constructor. Her brain spins at warp speed with an endless stream of arcane information. She can come up with the perfect word – and dozens with the same meaning – at a moment’s notice, but “normal” behavior eludes her. For Mary, nothing is typical, especially relationships. When she is set up on a blind date with handsome cable-news cameraman Steve, Mary thinks the chemistry is undeniable – that Steve is “the one.” Steve, on the other hand, thinks Mary is crazy…”
All About Steve is a film that was totally hated by the Critics, probably because there were not any homosexuals in the movie and they ripped on the Media. It’s a typical quirky Sandra Bullock movie that has quite a few laughs and really pokes fun at the Media.
The film has plenty of meaning and the importance of words and how they have an impact on the lives of those around us. If you say one thing, you may mean something else, but people may take what you say the wrong way. The movie is definitely silly, but it was really fun and we both thought Sandra Bullock did a great job, along with the rest of her cast.
Be forewarned there are some stupid parts in the film, but again, you have to take them in the context of how the media chases some of the most stupid stories on the planet and turns them into “news”. For example, in the film, there is a media frenzy at a hospital about whether a child should be allowed to keep a third leg and there are groups on both sides fighting over what the outcome should be. Seems ridiculous, but if you track how the news media today responds to the craziest stories imaginable, it’s not really that far fetched.
The ending is not a huge success for a “feel good” movie and that’s probably the biggest shortcoming of the film, but it does deliver plenty of laughs and given the movies that are out right now, it’s probably the best of the bunch.
John – *** Worth The Trip
Becky – *** Worth The Trip
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