Friday, March 4, 2011
Are You Ready For A "Hall Pass"?
Went and saw the movie Hall Pass this past weekend with my husband. I had not laughed that much since seeing "Get Him To The Greek". This movie was really funny, predictable, but funny! I liked that there were a lot of parts that relate to real life and that they could make fun of some real serious situations (stalking, infidelity, drug abuse, etc.).
The cast was great, I like Owen Wilson and Christina Applegate - they were funny. The supporting cast was equally entertaining introducing some unfamiliar actors and actresses.
As I entered the theater, I heard a man, who was seeing the show with a female guest, ask the ticket taker what the movie was about. I thought, "Really?" Well, in case you are not aware, it goes something like this:
Middle-aged men are getting bored in their marriages and want to spice things up. The wives are tired of catching their husband's gawking at other women and feel that they need to let their husbands get it out of their system. So, the wives give the men a one-week "hall pass" from their marriage. They can go do whatever (and whomever) they want. It is not said that the women can do the same thing, but of course, I say, "Hey, if they can play, so can the wives!" and that they do. The men start to realize that they don't necessarily have the same attraction and stamina they might have had when they were younger. So, as the week goes by, they are tested and eventually have a few opportunities that don't end up being what they really want after all. (Go figure, you have something good at home and it takes going out and testing the water to realize this!)
I think this movie is worth seeing and I will probably view it again when it comes out on DVD. If you liked "The Hangover" or "Grown-Ups", you will like this.
Tell me what YOU thought...