I know, 2 movies in a row!
I went to see this Sunday night. And I left completely pissed off, but I’ll get to that later… I really like how the movie brought my attention to the subtleties of affection that I take for granted. Without words the actions are amplified and it brought me back to the time where you really really really want to hold someone’s hand but aren’t quite sure how to go about it. That was nice. I have a new respect for the small motions of falling in love.
The chubbies were funny. But seriously, obese people are one of those PC topics that you aren’t really supposed to make fun of… but now that Pixar/Disney did it, does that mean it’s okay now? Believe me, I’m not that PC, like at all. I happily poke fun at anyone any day, but it seems to me that making fun of overweight/obese people hasn’t crossed-over into that territory yet. It’s still lingering in the shadow of only self-deprecating humor is acceptable, but no one else can poke fun. And now Disney did it. Good for Disney.
Okay, here’s what totally pissed me off. This movie has a great message about consumption. And Americans are so obsessed with consumption. (I actually catch myself getting anxious and wanting to go buy something to soothe my anxiety – bad, bad.) So I love that so many people will see this movie and enjoy it. But when we got up to leave after confirming that the closing credits song was indeed Peter Gabriel, I looked over to see all the effing wrappers, drink cups, and bottles scattered down the row. I was PISSED. Here was this message about people buying over-sized everything and the trash accumulating and that’s exactly what people did when the movie was over. I left that theater with a plastic bottle that I insisted on carrying all the way home just so I could make sure it got put into the recycle bin and all these people just left their trash. I know, boy said it too, someone will come along behind us to clean it up – but seriously? Did they just watch the robots on the screen and nothing else? Okay, i’ll stop now. Just know, if you see someone glaring at you with squinty eyes and a thin line frown after you leave your trash behind, that’s me… that’s right, changing the world through passive aggression one person at a time.