Monday, May 9, 2011
While John Krasinski does an amazing job in the role of best friend, it is hardly a redeeming factor in this movie.
Admittedly, we watch films to draw us away from reality. For example, reality won't tell you it's okay to cheat on your future spouse if that's where your feelings lead you. And reality won't let you get away with it scot free. I promise.
Movies like this one, however, will lie to your face. Ask anyone who's ever had an affair or been cheated on, I guarantee you it's painful. It hurts.
I'm not one to carry a banner or fly a flag for the Christian movement here, but there are women (and men) out there who will see this movie and assume this is how the world works. That is the message of this movie.That the series of choices we make in life don't matter. That we can just go back and change things whenever it's convenient. That as long I'm happy in the end, it doesn't matter how I got here.