Thursday, February 08, 2007

Jessica Simpson Is No Ebert

Jessica Simpson confuses me. I realize that's not the most shocking revelation, but the other day, I ran across an interview with her that really stumped me. I shall share my bewilderment with you all.

First, some background: I'm a fan of The Notebook. I don't really care if you don't. Sure, it's unapologetically sappy and sentimental and a little idealistic, but it also looks at the other side of "happily ever after." It looks at love as something worth fighting for. It doesn't exempt it from some pretty painful stuff.

My love for the Ryan Gosling/Rachel McAdams team aside, I think the opening line pretty much sums up the flick/book:

I am a common man with common thoughts, and I've led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I've loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough.

The movie makes me cry. And then makes me want to get married so I can grow old and die with someone. It does not make me want to get divorced. At all. So this is why I'm confused:

Simpson and Lachey, 33, starred in the MTV reality show, "Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica." She filed for divorce in December 2005, after three years of marriage.

She made that decision, she says, after watching the 2004 romance "The Notebook" on a plane ride home to Texas. "I just figured out the statement," she says of the movie, starring Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams as star-crossed lovers. "It was about that moment of desperation. I needed to breathe."


Has Jessica Simpson ever seen a movie before? "I figured out the statement." She must have some sort of film interpretation skill that is so beyond mine. I thought it was about enduring love. What statement? That she should leave her husband? "Moment of desperation"? Sure, Allie realizes that the man she's about to marry may not be "the one," but this conclusion is reached BEFORE marriage. And then they stick it out together.

My brain hurts just trying to make sense of her.

I wonder if she thought the statement in Braveheart was that she should conform to corrupt authority. I mean, clearly Wallace's fate was meant as a cautionary tale...


~drea said...

a better question: how is john mayer putting up with such a dumbass? SERIOUSLY!

Also, I'm sorry, I'm going have to disagree... Rachel McAdams cannot pull off pink highlights.. only Cyndi Lauper can do that...


nadine said...

I know. John Mayer was always the smart/witty guy to me. Who knows big words. Not really boyfriend material for someone who thinks that "ballerino" is what you call a male ballerina. Opposites attract, I guess. For 15 minutes anyway.

Cyndi certainly has the rights to the look. No argument there. I just have a soft spot for the McGoslings. I can't believe I typed the word "McGosling"... :)