Friday, April 2, 2010


"Unhappy with his life, mattress salesman Brian Weathersby (Paul Dano) pursues his lifelong obsession with adopting an infant from China. But when attractive customer Harriet (Zooey Deschanel) catches his eye, he starts pursuing her instead. Soon, Harriet's overbearing father (John Goodman) and Brian's parents (Ed Asner and Jane Alexander) become involved in their relationship, pushing Brian to take drastic action in this quirky romantic comedy." courtesy of netflix
I watched this movie solely for the fact that Zooey Deschanel was in it, but this is the kind of movie that gives "indie independent" a bad name. Although the characters are mostly unique fun (what i've come to notice as a trademark of Zooey) parts of it just don't make any sense at all. There are things in this movie that don't get explained, they just happen and your sitting there "wait, what? why?" and his character is almost a little too odd, he seems so unhappy, he doesnt smile or laugh during the entire movie -- which just confuses you on why Zooey would be attracted to him; he's not attractive at all. Its just a werid movie and not in a good way, not in a cool way like I missed the meaning, it just has no purpose. although there is a pretty funny scene when Zooey's dad is talking about how he used to have a brain tumor and he got rid of holistically and ended up "moving" the tumor and eventually threw it up. haha. (the dad is played by John Goodman so obviously he's a good actor.)

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