Fairytale

To start, what eighties baby and female  doesn’t know the movie Pretty Woman? Come on, Julia Roberts and Richard Gere, solid 1990 release date…a movie so memorable that all these years later it’s labeled a classic. What’s not to love about a prostitute snagging a wealthy suitor? And of course by the end of the flick they fall in love with each other inside the allotted 90 minutes of movie magic time. The reviews call it a classic rags to riches story, but let’s zone in some. By the end of the movie Richard Gere’s character Edward not only falls for Julia Roberts’s character Vivian, but he gives her her idea of a fairytale. 

 Fairytale. That one word defines almost the whole movie! Even how it starts and ends with the guy on the street: “Welcome to Hollywood. What’s your dream?” Believe me, I have given this a lot of thought in the past and I’m rehashing now, well because I’m a rehasher. What I know for sure is I couldn’t be further away from relating to a prostitute in real life, but just like the movie says: “I want the fairy tale.”

I want the fairy tale. I’ll be as bold to say I deserve it. Dream big, always.

 

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Female Good Luck Chuck

The main idea behind this in the movie was if you’re a woman and sleep with Chuck, the very next man you meet will be the one you marry. Your one true love. Simple, right?  I only have two prime examples of this happening to me in my life, but these examples are what I have the full knowledge of.  There may be a couple other exes out there I’m just not remembering, or that I don’t know about post break up.

Example one: a pretty recent ex that I just dated in the past year and a half just posted a Facebook picture of their new girlfriend/fiance. Example two: A guy I lived across the street from since I was 10 years old, dated when I was 18, and saw times after that up until 2007, got married shortly after our last meeting in 2007…Coincidence? Sure, why not. In the second example, let me tell you, that relationship moved lightning speed to the marriage point!

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I will have to release this thought now that I wrote about it!  People come in and out of your life for different reasons. In the theater of life, you play different roles, and I am okay with this being a role I played.  There’s usually always a happy ending in a comedy, and this movie was no exception. I’m going to play off that wisdom. Sometimes real life has to be like the movies, because otherwise, nothing benevolent or magical would ever happen.

One of many Female Good Luck Chucks,

Single Girl

He’s Just Not That Into You…

The debut year for this movie was 2009, really, where does the time go? It flies away!!! I know this film has snippets of great lines and great advice all throughout it, but I just re-watched it the other night and only one scene resonated with me more than the rest. I just related to it so freaking much more than any other scenario in the entire movie.

For those of you not familiar with the movie, the character Gigi hung around for a party that her guy friend Alex threw and she thought she was there as more than a guest. She was pouring her heart out, acting like a sweet, bubbly girlfriend-to-be, putting herself out there that so that Alex would understand she picked up on his signals. The signals he was giving to suggest he liked her. She threw herself at him for a chance at love…and he didn’t respond at all. This all led up to the quote below.  In my opinion, it wins best overall monologue of the entire movie. (Gotta love the cursing too):

Gigi: “I may dissect each little thing and put myself out there so much but at least that means that I still care. Oh! You’ve think you won because women are expendable to you. You may not get hurt or make an ass of yourself that way but you don’t fall in love that way either. You have not won. You’re alone. I may do a lot of stupid shit but I’m still a lot closer to love than you are.”

Closer than yesterday?,

Single Girl (Rules)