T.J.F.K.A.N (keneally) wrote in therentalgang,
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Boys on the side.

I really loved the movie - hence the fact I picked it.

BUT!

Why is it that Drew Barrymore always seems to play the same kind of charactor in every single one of her films ? Don't get me wrong, I think she's cute in this filmd - when they attack Nick and she puts her hand up after being asked if she has tape - Thats such a cute look. But, theres only a certain amount of drew barrymore that I can stand.

I somewhat feel the same way about Whoopi Goldberg, though towards the end I really began to like her charactor a lot more.

I've seen this movie alot, and no matter how many times I've seen it, a couple of scenes always get to me. I know they're coming but it doesn't matter - it still hits me.

The scene when Whoopi Goldberg sings You've Got It. And the camera pans around to the empty wheelchair. That usually has me sniffling away.
The other scene is when Whoopi Goldberg finds out about, Mary Louise Parkers charactor, and she goes and sees her in the hospital. And she just gets me all emotional.

lol Yaay for me being able to explain myself.

It was a fabulous movie though - anything that makes me laugh like mad, and also bawl like a baby can't be that bad.

-> Don't be such a hoo-hoo!
-> Whats a hoo-hoo ?
-> Its a c**t dear!
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The ending had me bawling like a baby. That and the first hospital scene, the living room scene (my favorite) and the last hospital scene.

Drew Barrymore and Matthew McConaughey are similar in their acting abilities I think, although I'd put Drew ahead of Matthew. They have certain quirks, voice inflections, mannerisms that follow them from movies to movies. It's funny because Drew's really don't bother me that much, even though they're there. Matthew's are a distraction. I don't know if it's because their characters are written that way, or if it's just because that's how they act. I'm betting on the latter.

I loved Whoopi Goldberg in this movie. I like her period, but I think she was well suited for Boys on the Side. I cannot think of any movie where a character she's played has made me cry...save this one. Of all the actors and characters, though, Mary-Louise Parker was my favorite.

And let's not forget Anita Gillette, who did a great job playing Robin's mother Elaine.

I'm glad you picked this one too. :)