Suri Cruise!

This has been a public service announcement. You may now resume your regular lives. (And come on, you KNOW you were curious what she looked like.)

In other news, How to Deal has been running on Lifetime lately, something I discovered completely by accident the other night while I was channel surfing. I know it’s completely dorky, but everytime I’ve seen this movie on anywhere, I of course have to click over and watch it for a few minutes. Yes, I’ve seen it probably twenty times. Yes, I know just about every line. But this time, I came in at the end, at the church scene, so I settled back and watched it all the way to the end. It’s just sweet. And I am STILL coveting the necklace Mandy Moore is wearing with her bridesmaid dress. Everytime I see the movie, I think, “Why didn’t I ask anyone about that necklace? I had connections! I could have gotten the information!” Sigh. Too late.

I have to say, it seems like Lifetime is in a bit of a transition, isn’t it? It used to be that they only did those women-in-peril movies (Mother May I Sleep With Danger, the one with Fred Savage as a Rogerson Biscoe-esque abusive high school boyfriend) but now they have Cheerleader Nation and Kim Basinger in the Mermaid Chair and Fantasia Barrino starring in the story of her own life. (Okay, that last one sounds like it might be a little cheesy. But in a good way!) Back in the day, I remember me and my friend Charlotte used to LOVE to watch Lifetime, especially for the true crime movies, like The Betty Broderick Story (Meredith Baxter, classic!) and the Farrah Fawcett canon of The Burning Bed and Small Sacrifices. Truth be told, in the last few years I’ve kind of gotten away from Lifetime, but they’re pulling me back, and not just because they’re showing How to Deal. Although that does help. The more I watch, the more I remember how back in college, there was nothing better than curling up on the couch in the late afternoon with an afghan, a box of Super Snax and a Tori Spelling movie on Lifetime. Ah, memories. I wonder what’s on now?

Oh, right. Not in college anymore. Have to work, and run errands, and things like that. Oh, well.

Speaking of movies, last night I watched Friends With Money, which I thought was pretty good. Talk about a great cast: Catherine Keener, Frances McDormand, Joan Cusak, and Jennifer Aniston. It’s one of those talky, scene-overlapping movies, but I really liked the intertwining storylines, although I felt like it ended kind of abruptly. You know those movies when you’re still in total immersion mode, thinking there’s at least another twenty minutes, and it suddenly is just over, leaving you blinking and confused? Yeah. That was me. Still, I liked it, and I especially liked seeing Jennifer Aniston play a role that was not-so-glamorous, unlike The Breakup, when you were distracted by her fab clothes and great tan and hair. Her performance in this kind of reminded me of how she was in The Good Girl, which is a GREAT movie you should see, especially if you love Jake Gyllenhaal, because he is wonderful in it as well. Plus, there’s the added bonus of seeing our glam Jen in high-rise Lee Mom jeans. Priceless. You know what? I bet it’s playing on Lifetime. Hmmm….

have a good day, everyone!
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