February 14, 2003
how to lose a guy in 10 days

drivel. occasionally entertaining. but mainly due to the supporting characters. that's really all i have to say about it.

oh wait i did have some more to say. the thing i've been wondering about lately is that if the movie industry goes through cycles that reflect the political and social happenings in the U.S. what does it mean that one of the major outputs lately has been romantic comedies set in new york and the surrounding area? are they trying to inundate us with sappy cheese in order to erase the reality of 9/11 or something? it's just that there's this, maid in manhattan, two weeks notice, the guru-- any more? it's a fascinating contradiction in my opinion and i'm just curious as to whether it's premeditated or not.

Posted by michele at February 14, 2003 10:18 AM

Kissing Jessica Stein. Autumn in NY. Or did that come out before. I think you're definitely right that they're doing it because of 9-11. But then, romantic comedies, or anything really, are often set in NY or LA.

Posted by: jason on February 14, 2003 10:43 AM

that's true. because why would you set a romantic comedy in iowa or something. there's nothing romantic or comedic about ohio either.

Posted by: michele on February 14, 2003 10:44 AM