Is Trouble With The Curve The New Summer Catch? + The Questionable Date Movies Of The Weekby Lindsey Weber and Bobby Finger on September 21, 2012
Lindsey: Hey Bobby
Bobby: Hey Lindsey! How’s it going?
Lindsey: Pretty good. Did you see any of the movies we chatted about last week?
Bobby: Yeah. I saw The Master.
Bobby: I didn’t really like it. And like it less and less as time goes by. And people applauded during the credits, which bothers me. None of the cast/crew were there. Who are these people applauding?
Lindsey: Oh, I usually like that. It’s amusing. Because like, it’s mostly for the other people in the theater. I think people did that after I saw Moulin Rouge (the worst move of all time?) and I laughed.
Bobby: People were cheering for certain names. Like, “AMY ADAMS,” applause. Weird. ANYWAY. What’s on deck this weekend? What’re the big movies? The post-summer garbage dump season is finally over and we’re getting good fall movies.
Lindsey: Oscar bait!
Bobby: I LOVE Oscar bait. It’s my favorite genre.
Lindsey: I love the opposite of Oscar bait, but hell, I am just a human.
Bobby: We’ve got Perks of Being a Wildflower, the adaptation of that MTV book
Lindsey: MTV BOOK! That book changed a nation of high schoolers.
Bobby: End of Watch, in which Jake Gyllenhaal convinces us that he’s butch.
Lindsey: I’ve seen Jake in a tank top, trust me. He’s butch.
Bobby: Dredd 3D, which is apparently great? And super violent?
Lindsey: Do Not Care.
Bobby: Me neither.
Lindsey: What about that new Timberkale flick? TIMBERKALE!
Bobby: Trouble With The Curve!
Lindsey: Again, TIMBERKALE.
Bobby: Clint, Amy, Timberlake. Yes. Um, there’s also House at the End of the Street, which is some Jennifer Lawrence horror movie that probably blows.
Lindsey: It’s a remake that I am 100% seeing, btw Anyway! Romance is our agenda here. Will Amy & JT’s inevitable romance inspire your inevitable romance?
Bobby: Yes. So people love Timberlake, people at least have OPINIONS about Clint Eastwood, and Amy Adams is so basic it hurts. It’ll be charming.
Lindsey: From what I’ve seen, there’s a definitely JT/AA spark.
Bobby: Father/Daughter drama, Timberlake/Basic romance.
Lindsey: And MAYBE a JT/Clint spark.
Bobby: OMG Lindsey, stop writing erotic fanfic. Anyway, I’ll see it, obviously. I think it’s definitely a contender. Perks, too. Take a date who loves the book as much as you did in high school. What about End of Watch? Is Jake Gyllenhaal enough to pull people in on a date?
Lindsey: Jake’s rugged good looks could fill in for your uglier date? Just imagine Jake’s head on your ugly date’s body.
Bobby: Oh yeah, that could actually work. I wonder if Taylor Swift pictures Jake’s head on Connor’s body.
Lindsey: I wonder if Conor put Jake’s head on Taylor’s body?
Bobby: He’s probably experimented with it at least once.
Lindsey: Back to the subject at hand. Which movie will you date along to? I vote Baseball romance.
Bobby: Yeah, my vote goes to Trouble with the Curve too.
Lindsey: Summer Catch worked for me back in the day. Why shouldn’t this one?
Bobby: There’s Timberlake’s charm and the beigneness of Amy Adams to ground it all. There’s ALSO cultural relevance with Clint, which leads to plenty of post-movie conversation.
Lindsey: HA, like we’d talk about Clint. That’s a DUMP right there.
Bobby: Fine, no one will talk about Clint. Only talk about JT. You don’t want to be left with an empty chair next to you in the theater.