Have you created the most uncomfortable date movie ever? You go see a formulaic romantic comedy, there’s nothing to talk about afterwards. I don’t think I can keep it up at this rate forever but I’m having a good time.
JG-L: My theory is that if a couple is doing well and really likes each other then it’s a great, great date movie. It’s this happy ending that life can never live up to. It was really good research getting into that character headspace, being so into your appearance and working so hard on it. I was eating multiple pounds of meat, chicken and fish every day. I don’t think it’s great for your heart; but it does make you big. JG-L: Oh yeah, I stopped immediately after filming. JG-L: Man, these days I work pretty much all the time.
ESQ: In the film, the couple watch a parody of a Hollywood romance, a parody starring Channing Tatum and Anne Hathaway.Then there are montages of Jon’s porn stash, showing wave after wave of X-rated booty.*** ESQUIRE: What gave you the idea for a comedy about porn addiction?JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT: Pornography is the most extreme example of objectification, the way that we turn sex into this object.Even if you choose not to have your activity tracked by third parties for advertising services, you will still see non-personalized ads on our site.
The general rule of thumb when it comes to romantic comedies is that they're something a site such as this should steer clear of.
It’s just an extreme example of what happens throughout our relationships with media.
They are selling you an over-simplified fantasy and we consume it because that kind of simplicity is appealing.
The American President , as it's Michael Douglas' President Andrew Marshall who's centre stage (Robert Redford had been linked with the part at one stage). James L Brooks's film also secured a deserved Oscar for Helen Hunt, and if you're looking for a reason why it works, take a look at the sequence where Nicholson's often quite unpleasant character has to come up with a compliment for Hunt's.
Joined by Annette Bening, as a lobbyist whose politics bring her into sharp contrast with said President, Sorkin and Reiner fashion a funny, enjoyable and grown-up romantic comedy, with an ensemble cast rich in quality (Michael J Fox's AJ, for a start). It's wonderful writing, wonderful acting, and wonderful directing. Johnny Depp is excellent in particular as Benny, an introvert who nonetheless finds solace in practicing the physical comedy of Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin.
“I think we’re all guilty of wanting to put our partner in the sweet little box that we’ve prepared for them,” she explained.