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Crazy, Stupid, Love Trailer, You Guys

Well, I will say the same thing I said when the How Do You Know trailer came out: “I actually like romantic comedies, the problem is just that to so many of them are terrible, but I hope this one is good!” (I didn’t say that here. I didn’t write about that trailer. I said that to a friend of mine. We talk in very complete sentences completely devoid of hesitation or colloquialism.) Well, we all know how THAT turned out. But today is a new day, and this is a new romantic comedy trailer. It could go either way! I like all the actors? The one thing that does bother me right out of the gate is the Hollywoodian insistence that divorce is a mistake. Like, a) not really, divorce actually saves a lot of people from being trapped in an unhappy life and is usually the end result of a long, miserable, and exhausting war of attrition, not some flippant choice made out of hand, and b) YOU BASICALLY INVENTED DIVORCE, HOLLYWOOD. It is specifically the idealized and wildly unrealistic romantic notion of what love SHOULD be generated by countless Hollywood depictions of pre-scripted, fantasy romance that has led so many people to find themselves dissatisfied and disillusioned with their own relationships, even when their own relationships might be very good relationships! And now Hollywood is going to constantly tell everyone that this, too, is getting it wrong? Hey, Hollywood, do people–other than the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team, so do not say the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team–ever get it RIGHT? Asshole?

Eek. Maybe this can’t go either way…Apparently this trailer makes me very angry. I hate it. Don’t see it. Just kidding. Do whatever you want! THIS IS AMERICA!