I vaguely remember dreaming about being placed into a straight jacket as a part of my 'therapy' - what kind of therapy I cannot say for sure, but they (whoever 'they' were) would only let me out if I would touch kids on the back - and when I did, the kids grew tails! Fricken hell, a real therapist would have a field day with that shit!
I think that the tail bit came from grabbing the cat in my sleep, who was napping next to me, and I am pretty sure that I was tangled in the bed linen - thus the straight jacket. The kid thing? Maybe a work hangover, hard to say, but I was thrashing about and crying and yelling like a loony all night long apparently, and Craig thought that I was possessed and was soon going to start levitating above the bed.
I finally woke myself up - carrying on like a nutter, with a cats tail in one hand and so much sweat on me I think that any minute my dream would've converted from mental hospital scenario to lost at sea. Absolutely gross!
So anyway, struggled through Tuesday feeling like two thirds of a crap sandwich, came home and....rested.... - I bet you thought I was going to say rested. Well, I didn't, I went out for dinner with two friends and then went to see an aptly named movie, that didn't see me getting home to bed until after midnight. Perhaps I do need a straight jacket, because when that alarm went off at 6am this morning I was totally rethinking my choices.
But I got through the day again, and I am only feeling like one third of a crap sandwich now. So, it all turned out okay, maybe I have outrun that bitch virus, well that's what I am telling myself anyway.
Release Date: 2015
Rating: MA 15+
Running Time: 125 mins
Written by Amy Schumer, this is the first Judd Apatow directed movie that he didn't write himself. In the same vein as Bridesmaids, the tables are turned and it is a female that is demonstrating all of the unlikable qualities of a drunken chauvinist with virtually no moral compass. Although this movie is rough around the edges, it was refreshing to have the focus on a female protagonist for a change.
Amy (Amy Schumer) is following her father's advise to avoid monogamy at all costs, because it isn't 'realistic.' She has had a string of one night stands and generally has little respect for men, that is until she meets Aaron (Bill Hader), the nice guy, sports injury doctor, that has her questioning her values.
This is hardly a revelation in script writing, the story line was unoriginal and utterly predictable, but there were a lot of great one liners, which did make me laugh. The first half of the movie was hilarious but started to ebb off around the half way mark, and the ending however, was just plain awful, which was disappointing. In all honesty, I actually think that the entire movie was about a half hour too long.
Amy Schumer does a good job of epitomizing the female chauvinist pig, and I really liked that she pushed her character to seriously unlikable lengths, giving the audience something to wrestle with in an otherwise simplistic storyline. This is worth seeing just for the great one liners, some of them are absolute corkers.
FINAL SAY: Have you fucked before? Where is she buried?
3 Chili Peppers