OK, first thing let me just tell you this so you don’t almost get into a fight with your wife in the theater: the kid who plays the babysitter is not the middle kid from Modern Family. She looks a lot like her, especially when they are both wearing glasses and it’s an easy conclusion to reach, but it is wrong and you’d be wise not to wager on it. And also don’t get that way you get when you think you’re right, because you’re not.
It can’t be easy to make a romantic comedy. And it especially can’t be easy to make one with Katherine Heigl because so many people already have. How do you pitch that? ”Katy (that’s what I imagine her nickname to be, it may not be that) plays a woman in her 30s who meets a guy that doesn’t seem right for her, but then…” Seriously? Have you seen Katy? We’ve discussed this. Jen (another nickname guess) and Katy are not what we typically think when we think of women who can’t find the right guy. If there were a romantic comedy where the woman has to pick from too many guys, that might be something. So you need something new and different, and the addition of a baby really does the trick. Or 3 babies.
The adorable baby that raises this from a standard rom com is actually triplets. So whatever trouble the ridiculously attractive people have on screen is triple for the real life Mom. Triple. I can’t even imagine it. If you have triplets, you are amazing. Well done. Even if one of them ends up in prison, you’re still doing really well. Focus on the good ones and go see this movie and just laugh at the beautiful people and their imaginary difficulties. You can sit there like a grizzled Viet Nam vet who knows what it’s like to really be in the trenches. You’re resilient. You’re tough. No one is going to almost get into a fight with you in the theater, even if you insist the babysitter is, in fact, the kid from Modern Family.
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