GBPhanatic Posted March 21, 2010 Report Share Posted March 21, 2010 (edited) I hope this is the last of this genre for Gerry. He has so much more talent than was showcased in this movie.Seriously, I hope he does make more romcoms in the future now and then! He's got great comedic timing and there's nothing more romantic then a scene with Gerard Butler. It's a vehicle for Jen, and a showcase of Gerry's gorgeousness. I agree with this, more then you know. Oh! There were two older ladies (60's or even 70's) in the theater together and I swear they had GALS. They giggled and laughed at him just like we do. It was really cute!I think the reason this comment generated the response it did is because you make it sound like women of a certain age are not expected to have those kinds of feelings anymore and it's unusual or "cute" when they do. I'd bet Diane Sawyer, Meryl Streep or Helen Mirren would all beg to differ in that regard. The "older" woman is not the typical cookie baking, scarf knitting little old lady people think. In fact, they make up the bulk of the boomer generation which should be the focus target "market" for audiences these days but it seems movies and television still set their sites on the younger, shall we say, less than intelligent audiences or the ones that are more easily parted with their money (18 to 45 male). Dumb rationale, if you asked me. Power is in the numbers, that silent majority you always hear about. I can tell you that there are a lot of people on this site in their 60's and believe me, life experience only accelerates the acknowledement of Gerry's professional abilities, brilliance, intelligence and talent. Age increases the senses, not the other way around. With age and experience you appreciate the finer things in life even more, and believe me, Gerry is one of the finest things in life, Sandy Sandy, you da woman! Nicely said! Give me a high fiver and all that! Thank you so much for your eloquence. Sometimes I feel a bit sorry for those who qualify or pidgeon hole a group off because of age, race or sex, whether they sugar coat it with terms of endearment or not. They seem to forget that they will be at a certain age someday, if they're lucky, and hopefully they have a better attitude about it by the time they reach it or they may want to shoot themselves. Again ... I absolutely meant nothing other than it was a DELIGHT to see two older ladies, much like many of the wonderful women on this board that I have come to consider very good friends, enjoy Gerry. I'm not sure why my comment is being taken negatively. I simply enjoyed watching two women enjoy watching Gerry. I guess the fact that I mentioned age was my mistake. I apologize if I have offended and insulted anyone. I absolutely DID NOT say it was crazy or impossible. I said it was WONDERFUL. Lisa, you're not making it better. LOL! Sure it's wonderful! Why wouldn't it be! Why would anyone feel the need to point that fact out? It's as if you seem surprised, that's all! When I joined this site, I came on seeing no ages and I do that with most people. The only time I see an "age" factor or even color is when that person points it out to me and either believes they are better or less then I am because of it. The movie was not bad. It will not win any awards and I'm sure no one believed it would when they made it! Gerry was adorable, and partly because we love him, but mostly because HE IS ADORABLE and I'll bet he still earned some new fans despite a lack luster review. What counts is the box office. We just need to lighten up on it. This is not the end of the world here and as much as I want him to succeed and get past being defined as a sex symbol rather than a great actor, I am still hopeful and confident and why can't he be both? He does have the acting chops and as soon as he can ditch the "lady's man/womanizer" label, the better things will get. He does tend to use that to his disadvantage and if I could give him any advice I would say, "Gerry, button up just one more button on your shirt." If you want to be taken seriously, you have to be serious. That's all I would offer. His sex appeal sometimes overrides his acting and his acting abilities are there! It's like Jen Aniston I believe is trying to play on a sex appeal thing herself and she is so "girl next door" that it's not working. Hollywood tries to build on sex appeal other then talent sometimes. They don't care if you're entertained as much as you're turned on. They'll still make their money. JMO. I heard one critic who was brutal on the movie admit that he doesn't like Gerry. That's where a lot of this negative press is coming from. Believe it or not, men can be vicious when they are jealous and believe me, that's all it is. I can understand the concern the average male might have to live up to the ideal of a real man that Gerry personafies to women and they know they'll never be like him. I can understand it's very threatening! It's about time males get to feel what women have had to feel being bombarded by the images of what a sexy woman should be. Once he proves himself a viable, strong actor, like he did in 300 and really in several of his other movies as well, and ditch the image he aquired, he'll shoot to the stars much faster! It's happening right now but it's a process and we have to be patient. Delene Edited March 21, 2010 by GBPhanatic Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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