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Monday, April 5, 2010

Movie Monday and a Minute

I adore Nicholas Sparks. Even though all of his books and movies make me cry, I still like them.

I was really excited to see The Last Song because he wrote the screenplay before he wrote the book. So, it was my thought that they had to each other much more closely than normal, since he already knew what would be in the movie.
I was a little disappointed because some of the storylines in the book were not gone into much detail in the movie and some parts were left out entirely. I know there have to be changes made due to the time constraints, but still....screenplay first, then book: in my opinion, they should be more similar. Though, there weren't any completely crazy changes, like there were in Dear John.
Miley Cyrus was a little odd for the character of Ronnie, who is supposed to be this "bad girl" in the beginning of the movie- and it just didn't work. Though, much as I've seen her acting criticized, I thought she did better than her co-star.
But, all that said: I did actually enjoy the movie.  Should you see it? It was sweet and the majority of the people in the theater was crying towards the end.  I would recommend seeing it. I'll probably rent it when it comes out on dvd and watch it again, when I want a good cry.
Should your kids? Even if you have tween girls who love Miley still, I think that it would be okay to take them. There's a bigger focus on her relationship to her father than there is on the romance. The physical part of the romance doesn't go past some making out.  Though, with all Sparks, it is sad, so keep that in mind.
Movie Monday @ Messy Mommy
Click to play along with Messy Mommy's Movie Monday or to see other reviews.
Monday Minute
I'm also joining in with Ian at Dose of Reality for his Monday Minute. I had seen him all over the blogosphere, but finally went over to check out his blog a couple weeks ago. I came late to that party. He's hilarious. AND, he cracks me up with his questions- definitely different from the other question memes I see.

What's wrong with fake breasts? That they're so expensive. I want a pair. Hubs is in full support of this. Though, we disagree with the size that I should get. He wants ones that would make me tip over. I've blogged about my desire for fake boobies before: HERE

List your latest run-in with the Carnival of Idiocy: I'm being the bigger person and not going into it. I hate being the bigger person.

Name one thing you'd like to tell your ten year ago self: I know you think you love him, sweetie, but RUN. Run away. Do it. Now. Go! I mean it. RUN!

What's your favorite word that's not in the dictionary? Oh, come on! Do you really need to ask?
You can grab my button and use it, too!

Why do fools fall in love? Alcohol. Large quantities of it. It's also where a lot of babies come from. What? You didn't know that we almost gave my oldest the middle name of "Corona"?



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Blogger Denise said...

I will have to see the movie... As for Monday Minute, I love your answers! I, too, am all for new boobs! Any of us who have had children and are in their 40's know what it's like when gravity sets in.

April 5, 2010 at 7:33 AM  
Blogger Oka said...

I do want to see the movie, but it will probably wait until DVD format.

I'd love to get rid of my boobs, yep I said it, I'd love to have them removed completely.

April 5, 2010 at 7:37 AM  
Blogger Secret Mom Thoughts said...

I'll probably rent the movie when hubs is away on business. Love the term motherbitches so much.

April 5, 2010 at 7:46 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

Love your monday minute answers! I will have to rent that movie when it comes out.

April 5, 2010 at 8:10 AM  
Blogger Jene said...

Thanks for the laughs! I'm dying over your response of "alcohol" to "why do fools fall in love?" So, so true.

April 5, 2010 at 8:22 AM  
Blogger gina said...

oh if i had the money i 'd get the full work up- boobs, tummy tuck and possibly a little lipo on the thighs. ;)

thanks for the review, I'll definitely wait for it to hit Redbox now!

April 5, 2010 at 8:27 AM  
Blogger Brittney said...

Ill have to check that movie out.. that and dear john I still havent seen it yet!
Lol I love "Motherbitches" too funny!... Ahh i agree Alcohol!!

April 5, 2010 at 8:44 AM  
Blogger Kmama said...

I just can't handle the sad movies anymore.

I totally want some new boobs too. Not for size, I'm happy with that, but I want them up where they belong!!

April 5, 2010 at 8:54 AM  
Blogger Ma What's 4 dinner said...

Too funny, my oldest's middle name should be "three-martinis," and my second's name should be "a whole bottle of pinot-grigio." That's why they're 16 months apart. I know you know what I mean! :)


April 5, 2010 at 8:57 AM  
Blogger MommyLovesStilettos said...

LOL @ Corona!!! haha

April 5, 2010 at 9:19 AM  
Blogger {Kimber} said...

I just finished the book and cried the last 50 pages of the book I think, so I can't wait to see the movie, but I agree I just can't see Miley in the role of Ronnie at all!!!!

I have some fake boobies and I don't regret it at all!! now I want the other nip/tuck part of the "mommie makeover" :)

April 5, 2010 at 9:27 AM  
Blogger ~J said...

I'm still LOL'ing at MotherBitches!

April 5, 2010 at 9:35 AM  
Blogger Michelle Pixie said...

Love your Monday Minute! Today is my first time as well. ;-) I am so proud of you for being the bigger person! You are a better woman then I am!

April 5, 2010 at 9:37 AM  
Blogger Cara Mamma said...

How out of it have I been to not know that a new Nicholas Sparks movie was out? I am definitely making mental note: this is a good excuse to cry movie! (meaning I should buy this movie when it comes out on dvd so that the next time I am all weepy for no good reason--I can watch the movie, ball my eyes out, and blame it on the flick!) :)

April 5, 2010 at 10:02 AM  
Blogger Ian said...

Ok two things. If I win the lottery I'll buy you boobs.

The other thing is that I challenge you to list out your latest run in with the Carnival of Idiocy. Don't name names or have to post pics. Get it out.

April 5, 2010 at 10:10 AM  
Blogger Sara said...

Hilarious. The Minute, not the Movie. The movie was just sad.

April 5, 2010 at 10:17 AM  
Blogger Messy Mommy said...

I was super disappointed when I heard Miley was playing the lead. It just wasn't the picture I had of Ronnie in my head at all. Looking forward to seeing it!!!!

Thanks for linking up!

I'll have to check out Daily Dose of Reality!

April 5, 2010 at 10:17 AM  
Blogger Kerri said...

They should totally do a BOGO on Boobs. Totally!

April 5, 2010 at 10:35 AM  
Blogger Ash said...

Thanks for the review! I think I'm going to go with the book - I just can't get beyond Miley's teeth. Figuratively of course, but could be taken a bit literally as well. That chick has got some chompers.

Wait - now I think I'm being a MotherBitch.

Sorry Miley.

April 5, 2010 at 10:48 AM  
Blogger Julie said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'll be back to read more when I'm not at work! :)

April 5, 2010 at 11:11 AM  
OpenID jdmeier said...

Corona would have been a great middle name, but I see your point ;)

April 5, 2010 at 11:32 AM  
Blogger Stasha said...

My daughter, who is 7, really wants to see Last Song... I have wondered if it would be appropriate for her (she just wants to see it because Miley Cyrus is in it)

I'd like some new boobs! I want mine a lil smaller so I could just pass what I don't want on to you! ;)

April 5, 2010 at 11:50 AM  
Blogger Erin said...

Miley Cyrus gets my goat and she's the reason I won't see this in the theater. I may rent it on dvd when it comes out, but she just bugs me. I agree she's an odd choice.

p.s. I heart my fake boobies!
;-) You should get some. Save up. They are worth it!

April 5, 2010 at 12:21 PM  
Blogger Audra said...

Visiting from SITS

Thanks for the movie review! I am also annoyed when the book and movie aren't all that similar (can you say Prince Caspian?!?!). I haven't read the book so I might enjoy that movie!

April 5, 2010 at 12:21 PM  
Blogger Daisygirl said...

Crap you are so freakin right its the alcohol...duh duh duh!

Great answers and of course motherbitches is fabulous!

I don't think I will see that movie, Hannah Montana as anything other than Hannah Montana just doesn't work for me!

April 5, 2010 at 12:37 PM  
Blogger VKT said...

I love your blog Shell. You are so funny and down to earth. How do I put your button on my blog? I am so new at this stuff. I don't know how to create a little box on blogger to put it in. Can you help?

April 5, 2010 at 12:44 PM  
Blogger Twincerely,Olga said...

thanks for the movie review!!!I will prob wait and rent it later!!nothing wrong with boob job if it makes ya feel better!!wonder what my Pastor wd think of that?LOL

April 5, 2010 at 1:20 PM  
Blogger Jenny said...

thanks for the heads up on the movie...my sister was debating on whether to take my miley obsessed niece to it or not...

April 5, 2010 at 1:34 PM  
Blogger Jenny Brown said...

You crack me up! Love your answers......I've visited your blog a few times and you never fail to make me laugh! :):)

April 5, 2010 at 1:45 PM  
Blogger blueviolet said...

If it weren't for Miley Cyrus, I might see it. I just don't think I can do it. But I will read the book!

April 5, 2010 at 2:01 PM  
Blogger *LLUVIA* said...

I cannot stand Miley Cyrus; something about her is very annoying. Sounds like an ok movie, though.

I wanna know what happened with your latest run with idiocy.

I too, just started reading Ian.

April 5, 2010 at 2:24 PM  
Blogger Mommy Lisa said...

It's Miley! Ugh. I cannot get past her voice...it GRATES on my last nerve.

April 5, 2010 at 2:24 PM  
Blogger The Blue Zoo said...

I cant wait to get new boobs! My hubs wants HUGE ones. I just ones that dont need to be folded into my bra! LOL

April 5, 2010 at 2:50 PM  
Blogger Jenn said...

Hilarious. By the way, the price isn't the biggest problem with fake boobs ... it's that you have to hve them redone like every 10 years. If it wasn't for that, I'd have jumped on that bandwaggon years ago.

And, yes, we probably could have named Baby ... Vino, Pinot, Vokda, or Amstel!

April 5, 2010 at 2:59 PM  
Blogger Sonora said...

I am glad to see your review of the movie. It is one I probably wouldn't have seen because I don't love Miley Cyrus. However, I have heard from enough people now that it is worth seeing, that I may have changed my mind.
On your answer about fake boobs. I totally agree. I would love to have them, if I had the money, but I wouldn't be getting the size my husband wants. :)

April 5, 2010 at 3:43 PM  
Blogger ModernMom said...

Thanks for the review! That decides it I will wait for a rental. I prefer to boo hoo hoo in private:)

April 5, 2010 at 4:36 PM  
Blogger Venassa said...

I've been waiting to hear your thoughts on the movie. Since I haven't read the book, and probably won't get to before I watch the movie, I think I'll be okay.

April 5, 2010 at 5:19 PM  
Blogger Adrienne said...

ahhh now I am going to netflix the movie many months from now because I liked the book =)
I am willing to trade my real saggy hurts when I jog double D boobs for a cute perky C cup ...lol my friend back home recently got hers done and I have to say she was cute but it added a whole new level of adorable for her in the wardrobe department

April 5, 2010 at 5:20 PM  
Blogger Mammatalk said...

I said this on Think Tank's blog before....I've heard fake boobies are great from far away, but not close up. But, then again, I do not speak from experience!!

April 5, 2010 at 5:43 PM  
Blogger adrienzgirl said...

I am surprised since he wrote the screen play first that the book is so much more in depth. I hate it when they change stuff and leave stuff out in the movies. I mean I know they HAVE to leave stuff out, but they always leave something out that is crucial to the storyline.

Motherbitches is a GREAT word!

April 5, 2010 at 5:56 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

I'm gonna watch that on dvd. I finished Dear John...didn't like the end. I also need to add that one to netflix.

April 5, 2010 at 6:18 PM  
Blogger EL said...

i liked your review. do you like the book or the movie better or did you already say that sorry haha.

you so need to talk to Webster about getting your word in his book! lol!

i wish boobs were cheap if they were i would have been in surgery like yesterday.

April 5, 2010 at 7:30 PM  
Blogger EL said...

i liked your review. do you like the book or the movie better or did you already say that sorry haha.

you so need to talk to Webster about getting your word in his book! lol!

i wish boobs were cheap if they were i would have been in surgery like yesterday.

April 5, 2010 at 7:30 PM  
Blogger magically ordinary said...

Love minute monday! So fun. Go ahead and get the boobies! Sounds like fun to me! (:

April 5, 2010 at 8:55 PM  
Blogger Kinsey said...

Alcohol and love. It truly is the sweetest mixture known to man.

April 5, 2010 at 9:12 PM  
Blogger Tammy said...

I think I will have to rent it when it comes out. Em wants to see it too. Going to have to check out Ian one of these days...I see him around all the time too! My curiosity is up. Have a good one...chat with you towards the end of the week.

April 5, 2010 at 9:46 PM  
Blogger We live in a Zoo! said...

I had been wondering about The last Song ;D

April 5, 2010 at 10:40 PM  
Blogger Chelle said...

So I went and watched the movie on Friday--totally sad. I was bawling. Probably the wrong movie for me to see...but I did really enjoy it {even when I had tears streaming down my cheeks...}

Those questions made me laugh so hard! He seems hilarious--and fun!


April 5, 2010 at 10:42 PM  
Blogger Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

Hilarious! My husband would prob have me tip over as well. I wonder if this is a man thing...!
Oh, and Corona? I bet there is a kid out there with that name!

April 5, 2010 at 11:19 PM  
Blogger I am Lee-Ann... said...

Thanks for stopping by! :) I relly want to see Last Song. I think I might just take myself tomorrow night. :)

April 5, 2010 at 11:39 PM  
Blogger RN Mama said...

Alcohol? Bahaha!

You should go for the fake boobies, I love mine! It's now or never! Get them now so you can enjoy them:)

April 5, 2010 at 11:54 PM  
Blogger mintifresh said...

My 8 year old is begging to see "The Last Song" but she is super sensitive and I just don't know if she can handle Nicolas Sparks type sadness. Maybe I'll have to go see it first with my lady friends. The things I do for my children....sigh..

April 6, 2010 at 12:10 AM  
Blogger Much More Than Mommy said...

I am not a fan of a) Nicholas Sparks, b) Miley Cyrus or c) movies that make me cry -- so I probably won't check that one out. ;-) BUT, I would be telling me 10... well, 12 (geez, I'm getting old) years ago THE SAME THING!!!

April 6, 2010 at 12:13 AM  
Blogger Holly said...

I'll see the movie on video (DVD)...we never make it to the actual theater unless it is a kids movie. UGH!

My SIL has fake ones and always talks about how much she loves them and how perky hers are...I told her it is because they are only a few years old...coincidentally she is my SIL because of alcohol.

April 6, 2010 at 3:22 AM  
Blogger Corrie Howe said...

Thanks for the movie review. I'm Miley Cyrus'd out myself with my younger kids watching her all the time. And I'd rather not go to movies to be scared, grossed out or cry...too much of that in my real life. I'd rather laugh or feel inspired. :-)

April 6, 2010 at 9:35 AM  
Blogger The Princess of Sarcasm said...

I found out I was pregnant with my second child after a drunken debacle at Carlos and Charlies somewhere in Mexico. (Almost missed our ship.) Our shipmates dared us to name him Carlos or Charlie....

April 6, 2010 at 2:54 PM  
Blogger Frugal Vicki said...

SIGH, I once made fun of someone for getting fake boobs. Now I want them. I think that makes me a hypocrite.

April 6, 2010 at 8:05 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

I love Nicholas Sparks. I have read and own all of his books. It is very hard for me to watch the movies based on his books because so many things get changed and I get a little upset. I'll wait until it comes out on dvd.

April 6, 2010 at 10:04 PM  
Blogger Bethany said...

I just read his "Dear John" book but I haven't seen the movie yet. I've heard lots of major things got changed and that kind of bums me out! As for the Last Song, I haven't read the book or seen the movie yet, but I probably will :)

April 11, 2010 at 11:35 AM  

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