Looking for something to do this weekend? I highly recommend checking out the movie "Get Smart." Trust me - it's totally worth the cost of the movie ticket.
The first reason to see "Get Smart" is Steve Carell. I'm a huge fan and have enjoyed everything he's been in, whether it be "The Daily Show," "The Office," or his more serious role in "Dan in Real Life." Carell's brand of comedy is intelligent and subtle. Carell plays the perfect Maxwell Smart. One of my favorite scenes is where he bonds with the evil henchman over their shared love for Top 40 with Ryan Seacrest.
The second reason to get out of the house is Anne Hathaway. Homegirl was immaculately dressed. But who would expect anything less? There is this gorgeous white trench that she wears throughout most of the movie that made me all tingly. Costume designer Deborah Lynn Scott must have had a lot of fun dressing Anne (as did Pat Fields for "Devil Wears Prada," no doubt). If you like looking at pretty girls who wear pretty things, you'll enjoy this one.
Reason #3 is absolutely Dwayne Johnson (aka "The Rock"). I get a hard on whenever I see him. Sure, I like the ladies. But I also like looking at cut bois. And who can deny the sexiness of a beefy, muscley, tattooed STUD like The Rock? When he entered the picture wearing a perfectly-fitting black agent's suit, I started clapping with glee and almost wet myself because I was so excited. Mmmmmmm! Yummy!
The fourth reason you should see this movie is the combo of Alan Arkin and James Caan. Arkin plays the chief and Caan plays the president. Both have some punchy one-liners and their roles poke fun at the men who lead our country. And quite frankly, I think we could all use a little laugh at the president's expence right now.
If cash flow is tight right now (which I'm sure it is), why not see this on Saturday afternoon as a matinee so you can save a few bucks? And if you carry a big ass purse like I do, you can smuggle in your own beverages and candy. Just remember that beer bottles will break when they slip through the hole in the cup holder. Trust me . . . it's rather embarassing (plus a waste of a perfectly good beer).
Here's to a good weekend, ya'll!