26 September 2008

No Boys Allowed

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"A man's got to do what a man's got to do. A woman must do the rest." ~Rhonda Hansome

There are chick flicks and then there are, quite literally, CHICK FLICKS as the newly released film, "The Women" proved to be. Loved it, loved it, LLLLOOOOVED IT! There was not one single male in this movie, anywhere! Of course, since 100% testosterone free would be too much to ask for for two lousy hours, the "smell" was always there, in a cat marking its territory kind of way. Tears were shed, Botox injected, and sexy lingerie was still purchased just in case you were thinking that men cannot continue to wreak havoc even when they are NOWHERE TO BE FOUND!!

Since I LOVE men, I wasn't sure how I felt about a movie that didn't have one single pair of "well-filled jeans" to gawk at! It was okay; I survived. AND I came out of that movie with a whole new set of cajones. My initial feelings of trepidation turned out to be a catalyst to empowerment. Not that any of us need a dose of Hollywood antics to realize our own strengths, as well as weaknesses, however. It is just refreshing to have an actress playing your part once in awhile. After all, "she" gets paid to be stepped on, cheated on and lied to. And then we go pay "her" to inspire us, which "she" does, quite brilliantly.

The movie has a very happy ending which is paramount in my world. I refuse to believe in anything but happy endings and that the glass is half full. I remember going to Blockbuster and renting "Message in a Bottle," with Kevin Costner. After watching it, I stomped back in Blockbuster jokingly demanding my money back. The clerk was amazed that I didn't like it and asked why. I said, "The ending was awful and sad." She said, "It is not realistic to think that everything in life has a happy ending." To which I retorted, "Look Sister, my "real life" sucks! When I pay $4.95 for a movie to "entertain" me, it damn well be a happy ending that I can live vicariously through! Got it?!" Um, "SECURITY!!!" (I miss Blockbuster :0)

The Women has an amazing cast that includes, Meg Ryan, Cloris Leachman, Candice Bergen, Bette Midler, Annette Benning, Eva Mendes and Jada Pinkett-Smith. It is overflowing with some of the funniest lines that I have ever heard. Grab a gang of your girlfriends, a bucket of popcorn, a box of Hot Tamales and go see this movie. It is a barrel of laughs and feel good moments that will make you smile.

Remember that feeling you had walking out of the movie, Pretty Woman with Richard Gere? You know, be honest. As you look over at your schmuck of a date and think, "I can do so much better." "There is absolutely no reason I cannot become a prostitute and find true love with a rich, distinguished playboy!" Yeah,that's the thought I am referring to! Well, as you walk to your car wiping the popcorn hulls off of your clothing and reciting your favorite lines from the movie, you will get that same encouraging feeling..."I am WOMAN, hear me Roar!" Now go channel your inner balls.

The Paper Whisperer


Angie Ledbetter said...

Yeah, but how do you really feel about the movie's impact? hehe

Anonymous said...

Guess I need to stay out of the line of fire for a couple days. Not afraid just cautious. Hope you have a great rest of the weekend.

The Paper Whisperer said...

What can I say, A.L., I excite easily and love/live to tell about it!

Oh Oren...go ahead and throw caution to the wind...you know you want to. hahaha

Anonymous said...

Funny stuff "Pretty Woman." It is amazing how you can find humor in anything and everything! I would happily trade my PhD for your PhD any day of the week. Thanks for showing up at the game last night, what a great surprise. J the "schmuck????" lol

The Paper Whisperer said...

Dear "Schmuck", you said it, I did not! Trust me when I tell you, that your PhD will take you a heck of a lot further in life than mine...but mine is def more FUN! Enjoyed the game!! That's what friends are for! Mmmmmwha!

Sam said...

As the woman sitting next to you at the movie I too was inspired! "What do I want" is a question I have been pondering for the last few months. Finding my way to the true answers to that question is a journey. A journey that I am happy that you are with me as I move along! Together we will figure out this big, fun ball of life!

The Paper Whisperer said...

Sam...What do you want? I don't know about you, but I am putting up my "What I want" wall in my office at home. If you see it, you can believe it! I saw a man sipping coffee on TV, I could taste that coffee. I got up and made coffee. I see Bora Bora in the Spring for my birthday. I WILL BE IN BORA BORA for my birthday this Spring. Aloha....PW