I have a confession to make: Sometimes I watch movies not because I have any interest in the plot, but because according to IMDB.com, an actor on whom I currently have a crush has some sort of role in it. I’ve watched a lot of crappy movies because of this, because I generally end up having crushes on obscure actors with very thin IMDB.com pages.
I doubt I’m the only one who does this. At least, I hope I’m not the only one who does this.
Anyway, this little peccadillo is what lead me to insta-Netflix Suburban Girl this evening, and ya know what? It wasn’t half bad! I was weirdly surprised: it generally revolves around a relationship between Sarah Michelle Gellar and… are you ready for this? Alec Baldwin. Yeah, dude, that Alec Baldwin.
But it worked! The gaping age difference between them wasn’t nearly as contrived as Jack Nicholson and Amanda Peet in Something’s Gotta Give (a movie that I reluctantly paid money to see in theatres). It was actually sweet. And – yeah, I’m gonna say it – oddly hot.
So, as I posted to some friends earlier: you should watch it! Maybe not go out of your way to, because I don’t know how well it’s done on DVD release, but yeah! If you’ve got nothing better to do and a copy of the DVD falls out of the sky into your living room, pop it into the ol’ DVD player and give it a spin!** (And though I speak with little-to-no authority on the subject, I think that it might appeal to the gentlemen as well. I mean, c’mon – Sarah Michelle Gellar is haaaaaaaawt. And did I mention she wears leather pants?).
*Quote from the film
**Ooooh! Unintentional pun! Triple word score!
Julie!! I totally see weird, obscure movies solely for the 1-minute cameo of certain actors.