Wednesday, 18 July. 5:05pm. I called up my friend Bex to find out what her plans were for the night because I wasn't planning on going to the gym since my thighs hurt. She said she was "tinatamad" too and mentioned that our friend Meyri will be going to see her doctor in Mega about her "alleged" allergy. Since I didn't want to go home yet, I suggested that we watch a movie. Choices were...Vacancy (thriller, ayaw baka di tayo makatulog)...Planet Terror (ngeee, title pa lang)...Tyanaks (ewwwww!!!)...Die Hard 4.0 (yung light lang...)...In the Land of Women (okay, okay, 7:30pm screening then). (You can also check Bex's entry.)
In the Land of Women
Not knowing any background on the movie when we decided to see it, I only remember seeing the trailer, Adam Brody being kissed by an unidentified co-star. Hehe. Still unkempt (just like in The O.C.), I thought this was going to be a loser meets girl, loser falls for girl, girl falls for loser kind of movie. Boy, was I wrong. The story is about one man’s quest to find himself while touching the lives of others along the way. It’s about life, love, and family. But this one’s got heart. (Picture shows Kirsten Stewart as Lucy, Adam Brody, and Mackenzie Vega as Paige)
The movie starts with Adam Brody as Carter Webb, a struggling soft-core porn writer, being dumped by his actress girlfriend. His life in a mess, he decides to visit his grandma in Michigan not knowing the effect he will have on the three women who lives across the street.
I was happy to see Meg Ryan again doing notable roles (her last was "Kate and Leopold" with Hugh Jackman in 2001). She plays the cancer stricken mother of the two girls (Mackenzie Vega and Kirsten Stewart–btw, she played Jodie Foster’s daughter in Panic Room), all of whom establishes a special friendship with Adam’s character. Adam’s performance was perfect, I can’t help but think that the role was made for him. He’s simply lovable in the movie. It’s weird but there is something about him that will make you fall for him, I know I did.
I give it four out of five stars.
My Fave Lines:
[After the sisters' date with Carter]
Paige (the younger sister): Carter?
Carter: [turns around] Hmm?
Paige: [sleepily] Will you marry me?
Lucy: You know that was really hard for me to say? I mean what are you trying to do scare me? Well congratulations!
Carter: I'm trying to wake you up! There's a big f**king world out there. It's messy, and it's chaotic, and it's never, it's never ever the thing you'd expect. It's okay to be scared but you cannot allow your fears to turn you into an a**hole, not when it comes to the people that really love you, the people that need you.
Lucy: So I guess we're done right?
Carter: Yeah, we're done.
P.S. "Pandy, The Teddy Bear" is the title of the book Adam was writing in the movie (he's a writer, remember?).