My mom and I were talking about what movies she could go see that weren’t violent, too sexual, or stupid. This narrows down the list to about nothing. Like she really dug An Education with Carey Mulligan, but that’s not average movie fare and my mother is not exactly the demographic studios target. Anyway, this is what she had to say on certain celebrities and movies, and I thought I’d include it here, because this is why my mom is awesome.
Angelina Jolieâ€”I hate her. I donâ€™t like her lip. Artificial.
Johnny Deppâ€”I hate him. Pretentious. I donâ€™t see the real him. He never act like a real person, or serious. Cartoon character.
Gwyneth Paltrowâ€”Ugh. I donâ€™t like the way of her look and her acting, the way she look, everything I hate her. She acts like sheâ€™s the most glamorous blond white actress, but actually sheâ€™s not. Connections, everybody has connections.
Matt Damonâ€”I donâ€™t like it. Good in Mr. Ripley but not handsome at all but acts like heâ€™s handsome.
Robert DeNiro and Ben Stillerâ€”Okay for comedy
True Gritâ€”Too violent
The Kingâ€™s Speechâ€”Bleech
We boiled it down to How Do You Know and Little Fockers. Little Fockers won. I’ll let you know if she actually sees it. She is my idol because she doesn’t give a damn what’s popular or who’s famous. She is just an equal opportunity slammer.