My dad is in town visiting and he was kind enough to babysit last night so that I could go out with some friends and see Knocked Up.
I love, love, love going to the movies, and it was fun to get some grown-up time with my friends. The movie was funny and I had a good time seeing many of the cast members of Freaks & Geeks in non-high school roles.
Here's what bugged me. You knew something was coming, right? No spoilers, I promise. The female lead, Alison, lives with her sister and brother-in-law. The brother in law has a rather gloomy view of marriage; he feels trapped and like marriage has made his life stale. I know people feel that way about marriage, and I know this was just a movie. But I loved being married. Adored it. Adored my husband. Would give anything to be married again. I hate it when this stereotype of marriage as some kind of end of your youth, end of your hipness, end of all things fun gets perpetuated. Especially when one of the complaints is that "my wife loves me too much." It's not like it was an abusive relationship or there was some other dire problem, this character was just bored.
Just a movie, a comedy to boot. It's just hard to listen to people, even fictional ones, bitch about being bored with being married.
Also: the birth scene? Totally made me cry. Tiny baby! I wanted to just jump into that movie screen and cuddle the sweet thing.