But I am going to say it, my husband is making me fricken crazy at the moment. And I am 100% sure that Craig would say exactly the same thing about me right now if someone asked him. We have spent the best part of this weekend having the shits with each other, in one way or another. From time to time, this happens to us, and after 21 years of marriage you are going to get on each other's nerves sometimes. The problem with Craig and I is that we don't fight that often anymore and when we do, we just don't know how to stop!
We are both just so incredibly stubborn and pigheaded that neither of us is ever willing to relent, it's like Clash of the bloody Titans! Perhaps it is because we are both the youngest of five, so we are really good at arguing our point and getting our own way, but whatever the reason, it can go on for days and days.
This means that things can get ridiculous before they finally cease. Most of the time we are just so bored of fighting and can't even recall what got the whole thing started in the first place, that we just give up. Isn't that pathetic? Yesterday our fight eventually ended with Craig covered in tomato slices and me with a salad sandwich on my head! What the hell...I mean, really? We just had to laugh about it in the end because it was so ridiculous! And true to form, I don't even know how we got started, something trivial for sure, it always is.
This hectic time of the year certainly does tend to test even the most well composed of us, stretching every bit of our patience as we make our mad dash towards the end of the year finish line whilst trying to juggle too many events and a million other stupid logistical nightmares in an attempt to reach Christmas in an orderly fashion. But anyway, I'm done with all the fighting, it's a pointless and un-fulfilling exercise that just leaves me feeling even more exhausted and always asking the same damn question - why do we fight anyway?
Release date: 1999
Rating: MA 15+
Running time: 140 minutes
This is a love it or hate it kind of a movie, most people have a reaction for either good or bad about this film which makes it a success in my mind. They say that art should disturb the calm and calm the disturbed so maybe this film acts a little like art. Be assured that this film will keep you watching and probably wondering what the hell is up with the main characters throughout its duration.
Without giving away too much, it's about soap and fighting, lots of fighting...but I can't talk about that.
Brad Pitt is amazing as the seedy Tyler Durden, Helena Bonham Carter is her usual dark and disturbed persona and Ed Norton rounds out the trilogy of talent nicely. Strong back up performances from Jared Leto and Meatloaf's man boobs.
FINAL SAY: Get recruited into fight club if you haven't already
4 chili peppers