I LOVED this movie!
I knew I was going to the movies on Christmas Day. My daughter is with her Dad, and it’s a little tradition when I spend time alone. So many movies looked good, 7 pounds with Will Smith, and Brad Pitt in Benjamin Button.
But I saw Jennifer Aniston on Oprah, and she didn’t get sour about her and Brad Pitt having a movie released on the same day. She didn’t lie either, she just acknowledged it. I’ve used a thought again and again, to help me. I rationalize my love life sometimes, with “even Jennifer Aniston can get left” so even if I was hotter, thinner, prettier . . . I still might be alone.
So . . . in the back of my feminist mind I decided I would go see Marley & Me before Benjamin Button. I actually wanted to go to two movies today. I know it’s wierd, but I’m alone, so I can. I wanted to have the least amount of time between the two shows. I looked at two different places to go. What was making sense was to go to Brad’s movie earlier. But I had decided to spend my money first on Jennifer. As if it really makes a big personal impact to EITHER one. I couldn’t leave the feminist value behind! I couldn’t go to Will Smith first either.
So off to Marley & Me. I was late and I entered the packed, dark theatre during previews. I had to grab a seat in row 2. The movie was larger than life in row two.
Oh did it get my heart! I LOVED IT. In one scene Owen Wilson’s character John Grogan is defending his marriage troubles and says “Mend it. Don’t end it.” What great advice for a marriage. I say that is a little RJ in action!