Monday, February 09, 2009

Best Something I Was Reminded of Recently

You know who's totally awesome, still? Roger Ebert. Consider his review of "He's Just Not That Into You." (that's a link to the whole review)

Some choice excerpts:

"Ever noticed how many self-help books are limited to the insight expressed in their titles? You look at the cover, you know everything inside. The rest is just writing. I asked Amazon to "surprise me" with a page from inside the best-seller He's Just Not That Into You, and it jumped me to page 17, where I read: "My belief is that if you have to be the aggressor, if you have to pursue, if you have to do the asking out, nine times out of 10, he's just not that into you."... I have tried, but I cannot imagine what was covered in the previous 16 pages of that book. I am reminded of the book review once written by Ambrose Bierce: "The covers of this book are too far apart."

And then he gets started on the movie. Really, you should read the review, if only to learn about Ebert's idea for a self-help book called "If Some Guy Says He Loves You, Check It Out."

Except I guess I just told you about that.


Broek said...

"Look for a guy who treats you not as an acquisition but as an angel of mercy, the answer to the prayers of the rat he knows he is."

I think Ebert came up with a better title.

Brig said...

That line sounded like something a General Authority might say.

JR said...

I loved that line as well. It knocked it out of the park.

this bit was also funny

"Guys also figure out that when she never returns your calls and is inexplicably always busy, she's just not that into you. What is this, brain surgery?"

Bek said...

i love ebert and loved the movie. the 2 don't have to be mutually exclusive.

Side of Jeffrey said...

Bek - your ability to keep those two independent is applaudable but bewildering!