jacob and dianna got me the book (out of which this movie sprang like an alien) for my 25th birthday and i read it immediately and loved it. so i went into the movie theatre with an excited face and happy wiggle. then my parade got rained on. in the book, adam (friend) has dreadlocks and a pierced nose. in the movie, adam (love interest) is "normal" looking. bah, i say. give us the alt boy! this bothers me because it's like a lot of mainstream things where anything conceived of as too "different" is done away with and replaced with something tame. although, don't get me wrong, the boy playing adam was still mighty cute. lola, (main character) watches him walk away and there's a close-up of his ass (at which point a kid in the audience in front of me said, "ew!", later they also giggled in delighted horror at the kissing scene).
i enjoyed lindsay lohan singing in the school musical's adaptation of pygmalion (she was a check-out girl in a supermarket in new york. oh eliza.) i actually really like lindsay lohan. except for all the freckles. i'm not a freckle fan. do freckled people look diseased? or is that just me? but even though i like her and think she's a way better singer than hilary duff (damn her), this movie still kind of sucked ass.Posted by michele at June 10, 2004 09:46 AM