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Any good? It looked alright in the ad, but doesn't seem much cop so far..
I'm giving it 5 more then it's off if it continues to be this shit
Venice Beach, if Tony Hawk's Pro Skater II taught me anything.
The film seems a bit shit, but I remember enjoying the book, even though he is an arsehole, though I guess that's sort of the point.
And now she's all loved up and having a baby.
Anyway, they're not really comparable, because Toby Young became a personality, whereas Lucy Mangan just writes sporadically amusing columns and reviews.
I thought it was pretty pish really.
I don't have a tv :(
'I imagine a good way to lose friends and alienate people would be to invite them to a movie night round at your house and chose this film to watch!!!!111!!!!' LOL imagine it
I've never really gone for Witherspoon in the same way... I think the Dunst thing goes back to Jumanji though. She's like my childhood sweetheart.
I don't really know how to feel about that.
Given they were both in massively popular movies and stood out as good actors. (Obviously I'm thinking of Interview with the Vampire here not Jamanji, though I really enjoyed Jumanji.)
i had two separate conversations in which i discussed the unfunny, when you really think about it, nature of simon pegg and the fact that i sort of want toby young's life/wife.
i can't help but feel they're vaguely relevant to this thread in some way.
Anyway, yeah, shit film.
I agreed I had amiguous feelings towards him though.
and steph said i might look like toby young bald. and then you said i'd probably look like karl pilkington. you prick.
i'm gonna buy a new brown coat and make some hair from it.
I like that last night I was with:
A hairy Karl Pilkington
And I'm pretty sure the magical mind man that you work with reminds me of someone, too.
He would just look like a man...any man.
Now we're cooking.
take that man.
You haven't seen them, Pilko.
BACK OFF, BITCH.
(they aren't dissimilar)
I'm sure I can give you some more when you and your beardless Lee Collinsy face come to London.
Though I do like Sweet Butts, and I can not lie.
True, Toby Young's smug and annoying but that kind of makes it work. Never saw the film though.
but having said that it never really dips below so-so viewing
It's okay to have on in the background or watch when your hungover/tired or just feel like watching a film but don't expect much from it, you will get an okay story with a couple of okay characters and a few smirks squeezed out of you here and there but it's nothing special or memorable.
His life is either unbelievably identical to any romcom ever or they took a lot of liberties adapting it.
Also, it seemed to last forever.
same basic idea, but even given the book's grating levels of self-depreciation/false modesty, the Simon Pegg character is much more of a jerk here.
But more to the point, Young genuinely failed totally in America, whereas here it's all 'oh okay, now I have been wounded in love I think I SHALL become a success - BY SELLING OUT MY BELIEFS'.
It was weird, I felt that something that worked in non-fiction just rang really false when turned into fiction. They basically inserted the whole romance arc, both with Megan Fox and Kirsten Dunst. I can't remember if Toby Young mentions meeting his wife in the book, but mostly it's just a line-up of various women he seduces by offering them a tonne of coke. Lots of it did come straight from his own anecdotes from the book though, especially at the start when he's finding his feet. He is the strangest mix of punchable and oddly charming I think I've encountered.
it took out any of the bits of the book that made it bearable (the quite interesting look at american meritocracy and social structure, the reality of the situations and people involved in anecdotes) and replaces them with a weird unfunny cartoon fiction that forces us to imagine megan fox as the ultimate object of desire...which as everyone who isn't 14 knows, is completely ridiculous....and picture kirsten dunst as some sort of plain jane everywoman...which as anyone who has eyes knows, is completely ridiculous.
but y'know...standard hollywood shit. which is kind of ironic because a lot of the book was probably about rallying against the bullshit of the hollywood machine in favor of something more genuine. but the film tries to have it's cake and eat it in this respect, but still completely fails. and simon pegg's face annoys me.
the film - mmm, not so much.
as i said in the other thread, i hope pegg got paid loads for this. total rubbish.