So hubby and I have been watching movies tonight. We rented I Now Pronounce You Chuck And Larry and Waitress. Chuck and Larry was better than I expected. Waitress on the other hand was something of a disappointment. WARNING: SPOILERS FOLLOWING
Now, based on the previews and the brief summaries of this movie I read, I was expecting a love story. I knew Keri Russell’s character was married to a controlling, deadbeat husband and finds herself pregnant just when planning to leave him. Okay. I also knew the OBGYN was the love interest. So what I was expecting was that she finds the courage to leave the shmoe and find true love with the doctor. And that’s what it starts out looking like. Except the doctor is married! He is an otherwise nice guy, but he’s married. And she knows he’s married. And they have this affair. In the end, she has the baby, divorces her husband, breaks off the affair (after meeting his wife), and starts a new life with a windfall from one of the other characters. Now I’m not saying that a story about empowerment is bad–because I think that’s what this was supposed to be. But where is it written that empowered women have to be alone? That’s one of the things I love about Nora Roberts’ books. She empowers women and they have true love. If I’m a romantic, so be it, but I like a love story and I felt cheated by this movie because it wasn’t. There were funny things about it and this one very sexy scene where she and the doctor are baking pie in the kitchen. There’s something really sexy about a man in a kitchen. Is that just me? I should refine that by saying a man who knows what to do and not look completely inept in the kitchen. I’m sorry to say that my husband just makes a mess, which is decidedly not sexy. But anyway, I just really don’t understand why the doctor had to be married. I could get past her cheating on the abusive shmoe husband. But I couldn’t get past him being married and cheating on the innocent, trusting wife. That’s just a no no for me. Just my thoughts.