Sunday, October 2, 2011
So what's your number? (NOT a movie review)
This post is actually not meant to be a movie review, it's more of my opinion on Ally's relationship. So yesterday was girl's night out and as usual the majority wanted to see a chic-flick. Believe it or not I'm pretty anti-chic-flick. It's not that I'm anti chick-flick exactly, it's just that most of them happen to suck.
ATTENTION: SPOILER ALERT. However I wasn't completely disappointed by our pick: What's Your Number? In this movie Ally's younger sister is getting married and this forces her to evaluate her own relationship status and whether or not she's headed to be a spinster. Perhaps she's been too available to too many men and as a result might not ever get married. As to not add to "the number", she digs up all her past boyfriends in an effort to see if one of them was meant to be "the one".
So during this time she enlists the help of Colin-her very sexy single next door neighbor. Colin is immature, unstable, a broke struggling musician, and seems to have a of one-night-stands. Needless to say, Colin is a fun guy but not exactly marriage potential and Ally is well aware of that. As predicted, Colin and Ally can't help but start falling for each other. During the movie Ally actually successfully gets in touch with an ex from high school, Eddie, and they totally hit it off. He's a successful world-traveling philanthropist and he takes Ally on expensive dates and treats her like a lady. He's definitely marriage-minded and sees Ally as potential. However something isn't quite right and that's Ally feels like she's not quite herself around him. She acts a little more proper and like a lady and can't quite let loose and act crazy the same way she can when she's around Colin.
So how does the movie end? She decides to "follow her heart" and leaves Eddie for Collin, STUPID GIRL! I'm sure I was the only person in the theater who thought that. She might be in love now, but what kind of life is she going to have with Colin? He's still immature and broke. Although the movie ended there, I'm pretty sure he's not going to be proposing to her anytime soon. Eddie could take care of Ally in a way that Collin never could and Ally needed to use her brain a little more in order to see that. I'm not saying girls should change themselves and who they are to be with guys like Eddie, but there is a middle ground here and Ally didn't give the relationship with Eddie a proper enough chance to see if that middle ground can be reached. She felt a bit out of her comfort zone and just ran off. I call that being a little stupid.