Happy 4th of July!!! I hope all of you Hearties in the USA are having a ton of fun today, and that you don’t have time to read this until tomorrow. But, if you’re having a lazy day, or if you live in another country, or if the threat of rain is keeping you inside, (like me), I hope this is a good read.
Let’s talk weddings one more time. That final #JuneWeddings movie, “Yes I Do” isn’t going to review itself, right? I confess, I don’t quite know what my opinion is of this film. I guess you could call me “conflicted”. Maybe we’ll find out which side wins by the end. I’ll let you be the judge.
As so many have said, it’s about time that Marcus Rosner got himself a leading role; he’s been playing “the other man” for so long, I didn’t think he’d ever get his chance. But he got his chance, and his girl. It just took a WHOLE LOT of persistence, probably for the actor as well as the character. I thought it a very interesting choice to make HIM the hopeless romantic of the relationship. What other man do you know who wants a wedding instead of eloping, or at least keeping things extremely simple? Also, what man even knows what a peony IS, much less having the opinion that light pink suits him best? And I know of NO other personage containing a Y chromosome who would plan an entire wedding; certainly not more than one. But that really makes him adorable. I really enjoyed the mannerisms and characteristics between the two of them: him admitting to Oscar that he can’t say no to Charlotte, and her always pretending her car’s broken down. I especially had to giggle at neither of them eating chocolate; not only because of the irony of her being a chocolatier, but because my husband can’t stand chocolate either. But despite that, he still sticks around, even after 2 failed attempts with an entire year in between each one! That is what I call a patient man, and more than just a “teensy weeny bit”, the way he says.
On the other hand, he’s not a lovesick puppy who sulks when things don’t go has way; he knows just how to handle Charlotte, and when to tell her she’s being ridiculous or paranoid. My favorite example of this is when she follows James to spy on him having coffee with Nicole. After she tries to make a quick getaway, he follows her outside. Instead of just calling her out, he plays along saying, “Don’t I know you? Wait, you’re that chocolate lady!” Then he tenderly takes off her sunglasses, folds back her very floppy hat, and nonchalantly asks how the wedding plans are going…even though the uncertainty is probably killing him.
Speaking of whom, I’ve got to comment on Jessica Lowndes. She probably wouldn’t want to hear this, but she makes a GREAT “other woman”. Her coloring, dark hair, and exotic eyes give her a great villain look, and she played the catty ex-girlfriend to a T. Interesting twist at the end when SHE ends up being the one to give Charlotte a ride to the wedding when her car actually breaks down. I burst out laughing when Nicole rolled down the window, and blurted out, “You didn’t!” I was certain she was going to drive Charlotte in the opposite direction, but I guess she reasoned Charlotte had suffered enough after she sabotaged the new chocolate flavor. Besides, she sat down next to someone she was obviously attracted to, so you know she’ll be fine.
Well Hearties, I hate to cut this short, but it’s for a very practical reason: my power just went out, and my tablet battery is almost expended. So I better hurry if I want there to be a blog today, right! Once again, Happy Independence Day! And come back Friday! I promise you don’t want to miss it!