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  • Bono
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    I haven't seen it yet. But I remember I had an old idea about a guy falling in love with his babysitter from his youth... then I heard Rogen mention that idea on something else or in trades and it was called say EMILY the name of the babysitter... then like a year later I think of the idea again and start to think about it, then like that week the trailer for LONGSHOT drops and I'm like oh I guess he did make that babysitter movie, then I watch the trailer and I'm like this barely has anything to do with the idea I love and he pitched...

    So I still feel my idea is viable. However, moreso, it's a great look at the development process as it just seems politics was so on everyone's mind that they took the story and made it something else. At least that's how I see it from the little I know about it.

    But you can feel the 2017-2018 of our world pushed into the spec script and on set. At least that's how I read it. Maybe there was nothing but a germ of an idea he had about the babysitter and that gets lost in a story that didn't really need them to know each other to set up since he already has a job where they could meet up. Knowing each other before didn't seem to play into it.

    Anyway... i should watch the damn movie, but I was so not excited for it when I saw the trailer.

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  • mlongton
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    Two hours I could have spent more pleasurably driving nails into my eyeballs.

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  • Joaneasley
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    No doubt the writer had a particular vision, But the studios do test screenings and focus groups. If the people in the focus groups give thumbs down, the studio will often make the changes that keep the audience happy.

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  • figment
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    Originally posted by Bono View Post
    She almost gets assassinated by a... long shot.... but Seth Rogen takes the bullet for her, but they can't be together in the end due to her job so just like in The Bodyguard they go their separate ways...
    Originally posted by Joaneasley View Post
    That is not what happened. Despite what a dork he is, she accepts him as he is, and they live happily ever after.
    I always thought you had to know your ending before you start writing, because you're writing towards it. I guess not in this case. Pick your own ending!!

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  • Friday
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    Plus, I don't believe it when hot actresses say that no guys approach them. I think they just say that to be relatable. I see aspiring actresses get hit on left and right as they are just trying to go about their day.

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  • Friday
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    Sean Penn is living off the perception of being a hot guy bad boy back in the day, lol. I've never seen Charlize with a non-hot guy (past or present). But, Jennifeer Lawrence is more all over the map. You wouldn't believe how well Kevin James does. Even before he was famous. The guy is like a beautiful woman magnet. Julia Roberts only dated Kyle Lovett (which lasted a short minute), but she returned immediately to dating good looking guys and her husband is a good looking guy from a rich family.



    I have seen some mismatched couples at these fancy restaurants. I assume the guys are super rich.

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  • Bono
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    Don't you people live in LA or NYC? Or anywhere. All I see is beautiful women with ugly guys. In fact, Julia Roberts only married ugly guys for like a 10 year period there.

    Seth in real life is a good looking mensch and successful. His wife is very attractive too right?

    Charlize keeps saying all the time how she cant' find a man and it's because she's so pretty I bet, good men don't approach her. Just the jerks like Sean Penn who if you tell me is better looking than Seth in 2019? I don't know... I disagree.

    This is fun!

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  • Friday
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    Originally posted by finalact4 View Post
    i haven't seen it yet, but i think i might actually have to since i'm writing a rom-com.

    i have always hated the fact that rom-coms, have to some degree, put funny guys with knock-down gorgeous women that you just cannot believe in a million years they would get together.

    like, Cameron Diaz and Ben Stiller. i mean, what was wrong with Brett Farve, he was a nice guy in the movie.

    anyway, sideways there for a mo, this looks a little more believable... i'm not sure yet.

    and, Joaneasley, i really hope things turn around for you.
    FA4

    I was thinking the same thing. No way, Charlize goes for a guy like Seth in real life. She's dating pretty boys like Sean Penn and Stuart Townsend. Seth dressed like a slob and didn't even bother to properly groom. Ok, I can go for it if the guy is the kindest sweetest man in the world who rescues kittens and orphans...and saves people. But, Seth's character isn't even that nice in the movie. I will say that I can at least buy Ben Stiller because he has that dorky cute thing going. In real life, he's been with the most beautiful women, even when he wasn't that famous.



    If you're writing a rom com, you might want to check out some of the foreign films that they show at your local Laemele like I love U hater. I feel like recently the overseas imported rom coms are better because they aren't afraid to be genuine and over the top with the love stuff. You don't see the great relationship movies like Pretty Woman, When Harry Met Sally, Wedding Crashers anymore. Every rom com these days are too self conscious and cool for school to really go deep. I am entertained, but it doesn't make me think about it after I leave the theater like some of those great rom coms of the past. Or check out the older stuff like Audrey Hepburn's "Love in the Afternoon."

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  • Friday
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    I think Charlize Theron elevated the material to make it feel like there was chemistry. When you throw in an Oscar caliber actress who can make those around them better. The actress that played her Chief of Staff was also very good.



    If you left before the ending, you missed the best line.


    (spoilers)
    Seth Rogen, once Charlize Theron is President in the couple confessional said "You won't believe who killed Kennedy. It's not who you think!
    Charlize Theron: Don't you dare!


    Otherwise, it was solid, but I've seen better romantic comedies this year.

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  • Joaneasley
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    Thank you, FinalAct.

    Joan


    Originally posted by finalact4 View Post
    i haven't seen it yet, but i think i might actually have to since i'm writing a rom-com.

    i have always hated the fact that rom-coms, have to some degree, put funny guys with knock-down gorgeous women that you just cannot believe in a million years they would get together.

    like, Cameron Diaz and Ben Stiller. i mean, what was wrong with Brett Farve, he was a nice guy in the movie.

    anyway, sideways there for a mo, this looks a little more believable... i'm not sure yet.

    and, Joaneasley, i really hope things turn around for you.
    FA4

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  • Bono
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    Originally posted by finalact4 View Post
    i haven't seen it yet, but i think i might actually have to since i'm writing a rom-com.

    i have always hated the fact that rom-coms, have to some degree, put funny guys with knock-down gorgeous women that you just cannot believe in a million years they would get together.

    like, Cameron Diaz and Ben Stiller. i mean, what was wrong with Brett Farve, he was a nice guy in the movie.

    anyway, sideways there for a mo, this looks a little more believable... i'm not sure yet.

    and, Joaneasley, i really hope things turn around for you.
    FA4
    Well Cameron - Mary tells us -- She's a 49ers fan!

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  • finalact4
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    i haven't seen it yet, but i think i might actually have to since i'm writing a rom-com.

    i have always hated the fact that rom-coms, have to some degree, put funny guys with knock-down gorgeous women that you just cannot believe in a million years they would get together.

    like, Cameron Diaz and Ben Stiller. i mean, what was wrong with Brett Farve, he was a nice guy in the movie.

    anyway, sideways there for a mo, this looks a little more believable... i'm not sure yet.

    and, Joaneasley, i really hope things turn around for you.
    FA4

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  • Joaneasley
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    Interesting! I guess they decided to make it lighter, which I'm glad they did.

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  • Bono
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    I must have seen a different cut, because I was being 100% serious.

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  • Joaneasley
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    That is not what happened. Despite what a dork he is, she accepts him as he is, and they live happily ever after. I really enjoyed the movie. I've been going through some bad times, and that movie cheered me up and made me laugh.

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