Posts Tagged ‘ Romantic Comedy ’

Celeste and Jesse Forever


If you’re planning a fun date night with your significant other or a girl’s night out, I strongly suggest checking out Celeste and Jesse Forever before it heads out of theaters.

Celeste and Jesse Forever is a wonderful movie about a couple that is perfect for each other — except for the fact that they’re getting divorced. No worries, I didn’t spoil anything for you as this is all set up in the opening credits.

Rashida Jones and Andy Samberg are great as the title characters. This was one of the first movies that Samberg has been in as a lead role, and I think he really showed his acting ability and did a great job. It wasn’t all quirky stories and songs. He had depth and character and really knows how to pull at your emotions.

The movie is a little over an hour and a half, but I never felt myself getting bored or felt like the movie dragged at all. It was all in all a great film and I recommend it to anyone. It’s definitely not the “normal” romantic comedy.

It’s far too smart for that label or genre.

 

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Twenty Times a Lady is Twenty Times Hilarious


I stumbled across Karyn Bosnak while trying to win a copy of her novel Twenty Times a Lady on Jen Lancaster’s blog. Naturally, I’m not much of a “winner” and ended up checking it out from the library instead. Bosnak’s witty humor and flowing narrative grabbed my attention from the start and I flew through this novel in two days flat. (That’s pretty remarkable with a 20 month old son)

Bosnak’s first novel follows twenty-nine year old Delilah Darling who sets out to find her nineteen sexual encounters after reading an article that stated the average “number” for a woman is 10.5. She hopes that one of these men deserve a second chance and can ultimately be her one true love. She enlists the help of her hottie neighbor who daylights as a private investigator and sets off across country to see which of her lovers will be her final lover. But, will she find her true love . . . or is she destined to be a seventy-three year old woman with sixty plus partners?

The movie “What’s Your Number” staring Anna Farris is based on this novel, and I found myself picturing Anna getting herself into some of the situations Delilah got herself in and it made the novel even more enjoyable. I’m looking forward to checking out the movie soon, but the novel is definitely worth picking up!