Monday, March 07, 2005
Make Way for the Mother Load
I went to see the movie "Closer", which was immature, talky, and altogether annoying. However, my $10.50 did not go wasted. Before "Closer" churned its bloated butt onto the screen, here was a preview for a light romantic comedy starring Jennifer Lopez. In this preview, J.Lo is driving in a car with her fiance on her way to meet his mother. J.Lo is nervous, despite the fact that her man (hunky Michael Vartan) is comforting her, telling her she has nothing to worry about. Their car pulls onto the grounds of a huge estate, and there in the garden is a woman, seen from behind, presumably the fiance's mother, in a huge, deliriously obnoxious white hat.
The head-in-the-hat turns slowly toward the couple to reveal what's gone missing from my life...
I do believe I soiled myself slightly the second I saw her.
Jane Fonda is finally returning to the screen (in the film "Monster-In-Law") after a strange and downright daunting absence. Sure, not wanting to make crappy films is one thing...but Janey, did you have to tear off and marry Ted Turner?
Maybe Jane just got tired of being in the driver's seat. Now that she's been a quiet passenger for some time now, I would like to welcome her back to where she belongs.