alec baldwin is stalking me
ed. sidenote, i'm tired of the sticky post: donate!
last week i see him at this event.
on friday i went to the premiere of "suburban girl," a movie starring sarah michelle gellar and...alec baldwin.
so maybe i'm the one stalking him. subconsciously.
after all, i did feel compelled to write a bit of a post kind of defending him too.
i didn't think i had the time to stalk anyone else besides derek jeter in this town. although, with baseball season here, he does travel quite a bit. it gives me a few days of every week to concentrate on someone else...but i digress...
mr. baldwin was supposed to be at this premiere. about ten minutes into the movie it became painfully clear why he wasn't there. he and his character in the movie seemed to have a lot in common with each other. to the point where alex badwin had to deliver lines about nasty ex-wives and spiteful daughters. in one scene sarah michelle gellar sees him on the phone and when he comes back to the dinner table she says, "who were you talking to?" and he says, "i was leaving a message for my daughter." this line caused uproarious laughter that kind of faded into a certain uncomfortableness. it was awkward to see him deliver those lines, people didn't know what to do with them, and they ended up being completely distracting.
distracting to the point where you find it hard to imagine this film getting picked up for wide release. not to mention the fact that the movie was only decent. i wanted it to be a lot better than it was. and for all its sweet moments, there was a lot of poor editing. it was broken up into vignettes with titles like some woody allen film. also, along the woody allen lines, it was very very new york. and living here, that gets kind of distracting in itself. everywhere they go you recognize and then get stuck thinking, "that was the strand, right? or was that the barnes and noble on 18th st?"
so there's my review of a movie you'll all probably never see. bon appetit!