My little brother came to visit last week, my little brother who’s thirty-one years old and like six-foot three… maybe I should have started this sentence with my adult younger brother came to visit last week. Anyway, he may well be an adult, but he’s still my little brother, and when we’re together we tend to revert to our teenage years. Together we’re teenagers who can legally drink. And so I spent a very satisfying week just laughing, drinking, smoking, eating out, and watching idiotic movies. Many, many idiotic movies. And let me tell you it feels wonderful to put aside our responsibilities and adulthood every once in a while and just relax with someone who knows and loves you and who snorts and doesn’t judge if you fart in front of them.
You want to know what we watched? Because the list is impressive considering I still had two kids, a husband and a household to run…
Forgetting Sarah Marshall, 500 Days of Summer, You’re welcome America, She’s out of my league, The Tower heist, Zack and Miri make a porno, The forty year old virgin, X-men First Class, and most of Breaking Dawn part 1,
You want to know what most of these movies have in common? Male nudity. More specifically asses and penises. I’m serious, I’ve never seen so many male asses and penises in such a short period of time. And, other than from a couple of scenes of “Zack and Miri” there was not a breast to be found. How bizarre is that?
You know, it’s funny, I’ve never liked Italian comedy, I always thought it was stupid and made no sense, but now I realize that comedy is intrinsically tied to culture and heritage. I don’t get Italian comedy, but I get and enjoy American comedy, the stupider the better (as you can tell from my list of movies). And it’s refreshing to watch a movie with someone who laughs at all the same parts, who makes the same sarcastic comments and who quotes back the same lines endlessly.
So, if you don’t know what to watch this week and are in the mood for some mindless laughing I suggest any one of the movies above with a special mention to Forgetting Sarah Marshall and She’s out of my league, and, why not let me also add: Talladega nights: the ballad of Ricky Bobby (which is one of the best movie titles ever!), Date night, and Crazy, stupid, love which we would have watched had we had time.
What are some of your favorite comedies? I need more stuff to watch in the next few weeks to get me over missing my brother too much!
Also let me leave you with this little gem from one of the above movies, we cracked up over this repeatedly over the span of several days… although it may be a case of you had to have been there…