The Switch


It is a fairy tale  perfect for a winter evening when on the next day it is supposed to snow :) It is a story that is too good to be true… too hard to believe. But it is a nice movie, very optimistic and easy breezy. Also, the actors are pretty:) I give it a 6/10.

I can say that this movie was made by a guy and that none of the women buy the story –  no matter how much we want to dream and kid ourselves that  yes, my life can be that too !  Why?

This is a movie for girls. But for me, there are some things that do not add up…..

They were friends, very good friends, and in 6 years, not once did he go to visit ?

He had 2 relationships in this period, lived in New York, had a nice job…  In the meantime, she was a single mother, probably living with her parents, not working …  And still, poor him. Coz his relationships failed. And he was lonely. Her life? It was probably peachy.

The child looked like him, ok …. But he hummed while he was eating? He was neurotic?  At 6 ????  A child may have some of the father’s character traits, but they certainly are not that obvious.

And then in the end, he tells her that he loves her, she slaps him, he suffers, and then she reconsiders and they live happily ever after. Just like that. All forgiven and forgotten.

So yes. Imagine an action movie made by a girl.

Happy end – Love and other drugs

This is a movie for the pure romantic naive hearts who believe love is the answer to everything.

I used to be like that too.  I don’t think i have seen that much in life, but from the little that i have, i know that that is not what happens. And that is why we need movies to tell us and show us beautiful and pretty things, dreams come true and happiness all the way.

I agree, to some point, that it is why we watch movies. To see something different. Life is harsh anyway, just look out the window if you want drama. Or watch the news, if you do not care about the happy end.

But we do care. We want to be assured that there will be one. And that is why we watch movies. OK, that is why i watch movies and i really like it when they do have one. A happy end.

This movie is really great. It is really funny, it is nice, they are both so pretty, there is a bit of sex and nudity.  It is perfect…  but not real.

The thing is, i know it is not supposed to be real. It is a movie.  Why then, am i left with a bitter sensation ?

Because i want to believe. I want to know that there is a chance. I want to know that for me, it will be different. I do not want love to die in the first 1-3 years of marriage. I do not want my husband to sleep in a different bed by the time i am 40. I want to wake up in the morning and take some time to talk about each-others plans for the day.  I want us to have family weekends together. And i want us to have a jacuzzi.

I want that happy end.

And somehow, i find it hard to believe …  But i try. And i will continue trying. Coz it will be different. I will make sure i will have that  happy end.