Last night I watched A Walk To Remember on DVD.
And I have to say: I liked it. (I’m not just saying that to kiss up, either.)
Okay, so it was a little schmaltzty at times. But it was also different, i.e. not the same stupid teen romance thingy all over again. And, having seen so many of those movies, I appreciated that. And Mandy was good. Her character was way pious (not that that’s a bad thing, necessarily) so I’m curious to see how she’ll do Halley, especially Movie Halley, who is more cynical and harder at heart than the Halley in the book. But overall I was impressed. Even got a little verklempt at the end. *sniffle*
Now, I know a lot of people have been posting saying the book of A Walk to Remember was better. I haven’t read it, so I can’t weigh in. (I read The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks, and, well, let’s just say it wasn’t my cup of tea.) But I’ve seen a lot of my favorite books be made into movies that weren’t so hot. But that’s just how it goes. No movie can live up to the experience you have reading a book you love, when you put the entire story together in your head exactly as you see it. That’s why reading is so great. But I love movies, all movies, so I’ll keep going regardless.
In other news, isn’t it sad about Eddie Van Halen and Valerie Bertinelli? Now, I know a lot of folks reading this were not even alive during the seventies, but One Day At A Time was, like, my very favorite show. And I wanted to BE Barbara Cooper. Plus, Eddie Van Halen is, well, Eddie Van Halen. I mean, what more could you want?
And now it’s over. Last night when this was reported on Entertainment Tonight, right after Julia Robert’s wedding shot, I said, “That’s so sad! Isn’t that sad?”
My husband looked at me and said, “You don’t even know them.”
But I thought, I do! I do know them! I mean, at least I felt like I did. And they were married twenty years. TWENTY. God.
Okay, so I just read back over this last part of the entry and I realize I sound slightly psychotic.
So I’ll just leave that at that. I’m going to get more coffee……