8.16.2010

Movie Crushes: I choose you...Aladdin!

So awhile back I was in the need for some major cinematic catharsis. Of course, what else would I turn to but my favorite (500) Days of Summer?

The next morning I was up to my usual "Would you rather?" ways (a game that I happen to find very psychologically telling) and I began posing Anna some very serious questions. Would you rather be married to Lloyd Dobler or Joel from Eternal Sunshine? "Lloyd." Lloyd or (fill in the blank..I tried all of the male leads of her favorite movies) "Lloyd." Lloyd or....? Lloyd, she kept saying every time! Somehow he just won every time. So finally I put him up against my precious..: "Lloyd vs. Tom (5dos)?" And would you believe it? She picked Lloyd again. I was shocked. She said that Tom was too whiny and self-indulgent (don't even get me started on that Anna....besides hello some jerk girl just broke his heart! He was only that way while grieving, give the guy a break!)

So I said "So basically if you had the choice of any movie character in the world to marry it would be him?" She answered in the affirmative and was very loyal to her choice. Until the next week, I reminded her of the existence of Ewan McGregor's character Christian in Moulin Rouge! So much for her commitment! So with that conversation and thinking about how awesome it'd be just to be with a perfect movie man I was reminded of the fantastic line (and overall plot honestly) in The Purple Rose of Cairo "I just met a wonderful new man. He's fictional, but you can't have everything"

Who is my pick? Well obviously I gave myself away earlier in the blog....so instead I will first give you a brief crush history. It all began with Benny the Jet Rodriguez. I still even love him to this day. Then in '99 my Star Wars fan fate was sealed as I fell in love with Ewan McGregor. 3 years later in the sequel when he grew a beard and a mullet I transferred my affections on over to Hayden :) And of course around the same time I developed a liking for Clark Kents (mostly in the vein of Smallville...but all soon became more than acceptable to me). Also for good measure I'll mention my favorite old timey crush would definitely be James Garner. Oh and Disney animated crush Prince Phillip and Hercules.



Then in my college years I found my real true fictional love(s). The first came in the year 2006 when I fell for one Jim Halpert. He's just got it all. Seriously. What a charmer. So hilarious and sincere. But it was not meant to be. There was another girl in his life who he'd always love more (and now they're happily married.) So yes....it would have to be Tom Hansen. He's certainly not attached to anyone! I would gladly pick up the pieces to his broken heart and empathize with the struggles he's been through. And I'd appreciate how great he is. Seriously, look how great he is (and who wouldn't want to play house with him in ikea?):


Oh, wait. They're all fictional. DANG IT. Ah well...if only the plot of The Purple Rose of Cairo would happen to me and Tom Hansen...or maybe I didn't really get the point of that movie if I'm saying that. Haha! So... to keep it real I'll leave off with a choice quote from (500) Days of Summer to directly counter the great one from Purple Rose of Cairo. "I think, technically, the ‘girl of my dreams’ would probably have, like, a really bodacious rack, you know? Maybe different hair, uh, she’d probably be a little more into sports, but uhm, truthfully, Robin’s better than the girl of my dreams… She’s real."

So here's to meeting the real people...so long as I don't blow the fantastic meet cute chances when I get them like I did the other day :)



So who are yours? I know that Laurie's would have to involve Johnny Depp. She'd even take him at any weird/grotesque state!