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this movie won my heart based on one preview

last night when I locked myself in the basement to waste away on the stationary bike (mmmmmph) I caught a good portion of "Win a Date With Tad Hamilton!" which is like, one of those weird movies I will watch on occasion because it reminds me of being fifteen, lying on my stomach in front of the TV and wondering where my life went (or where is it going?). and it makes me wonder what happened to Topher Grace's career? (see what happens when you think too much of yourself, ERIC FORMAN!)

anyway, during this hour or so I will never retrieve, I was formally introduced to the upcoming movie "Away We Go!" Now I'd heard about it and the brouhaha concerning Dave Eggers as the screenwriter, but I'd never given it a chance to - mmm, marinade - simply because I find Eggers hard to swallow. I tried "A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius." it's dog-eared after twenty-five pages and then I threw it against my bedroom wall (hmm). "What Is the What," however, was an amazing book that I'll recommend to you, fullheartedly. I still need to give a few of his other books chances, mainly "And You Will Know Us By Our Velocity!" because of that white guilt et al.


but this movie. my god. I WANT TO SEE IT. I WANT TO SEE IT NOW. EVEN IF ALL THE PRETENTIOUS HIPSTER DOUCHEBAGS WILL BE OVER IT LIKE UGLY FLIES OVER HONEY:



a.) THE CAST (I really, really, really love Maggie Gyllenhaal)
b.) THE SOUNDTRACK (Alexi Murdoch, you're sounding a suspicious amount like Andrew Bird)
c.) THE STORY ITSELF (!!!)

I figure, Sam Mendes by way of Dave Eggers (or vice versa), Eggers has seemed less of a douchebag in recent years, so this movie is worth my time. or, it just looks fucking cute in an oddball way and I want to invest in it.

it will be out June 5th in everywhere across this beautiful country but Erie, of course. until then, I'll have to go see "Up!" and the second "Night at the Museum" because I'm a big six year old at heart. now where are my skittles.

- Brittany

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  1. uhhh totally want to see night at the museum 2, also!

    (I heard they stuff so many historical figures into it that it's 'frenzied' but I'm not expecting Schindler's List or anything, so I think it will still be totes enjoyable.)

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  2. LOL. I looooove your blog. I'm thouroughly enjoying reading it. Especially this post. I can't wait to see this movie either! I just watched the preview today. I'm trying to start my own movie blog too. I really want to get into something like that, I really think I'll like it. Hopefully I'll have more time over the summer though. And hopefully you won't stop writing because I found myself ROFLing for about ten minutes [=[=

    Keep up the awesome job <3

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