Sunday, August 31, 2008

"Everybody's Tad Hamilton to Somebody...."

Embarrassing blog post alert: The following entry may be about a film targeted at adolescent girls who swoon over the mere concept of winning a date with their movie-star crush of choice. When I'm finished, I'll seek out some quality time with Scorsese (or any director with an award on his mantle, really) to confirm that I am, in fact, an adult.

Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! was on TV the other night. I won't pretend to have paid it no attention, although I wasn't exactly fixated on the screen either. It was just a quasi-viewing while typing away at my computer, trying to caption strangers' wedding photos.

Anywho, this little conversation made me smile. Because there's truth in it. And because I often say things that aren't completely true even though I think they are.
Angelica: You got to win her back.
Pete: Angelica, trust me, I have tried everything.
Angelica: What did she say when you told her that you love her?
Pete: Well, actually, maybe not everything, but....
Angelica: What did she say when you kissed her?
Pete: Okay, maybe it's more like two things I haven't tried.
Angelica: Well, what have you tried?
Pete: I have very unsubtly implied how I feel about her.
Just to be completely honest (as opposed to selective honesty, which my parents once explained to me was actually deception and not something to be all that proud of), I have seen the film in its entirety. Years ago. Post-teenybopper but pre-real-world. And I would have chosen Topher Grace too. Because his name is Topher. Clearly. And I love a man in uniform (see photo).*

Shoot. Did I just spoil the movie for the masses? Many apologies. Although I won't delete anything. So maybe I'm not really sorry. This post is apparently becoming about ethics.

And why is there an exclamation mark in the title?!

*Yes, he's a manager at Piggly Wiggly's. You know how I feel about groceries.


Christianne Burrage said...

I saw that movie too. and I was fixated on the screen.
except for the breaks in the movie. then I was playing uno on my ipod.

Beth said...

i almost watched that movie the other night. i DID watch that movie in my "post-teeny-bopper but pre-real-world stage." my favourite line, which i still yell at friends on their way out to a first date:

"Guard your carnal treasure!"

nadine said...

That's my favorite line too!

I love that you know that :) I feel less alone in my guilty-pleasure movie-watching practices.