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Friday, October 7, 2016

My Best Friend's Wedding

               Once again I am confused. (That’s been happening a lot lately.)
I don’t know exactly how I feel about this movie. First of all I don’t know what genre to put this movie under exactly. Is it a chick flick? It does star Julia Roberts and Cameron Diaz. Is it a romantic comedy? It is titled My Best Friends Wedding. Or is it a drama? There are a lot of dramatic elements to it as well.

            Who is the protagonist and whom is the antagonist? Let’s find out shall we. We’ve got three main characters and one confused reviewer who admits at 34 years of age is probably out of his demographic group watching this movie. Stay with me any way.

         Julianne Potter  (Julia Roberts) is a manipulative jealous zealot who has tunnel vision and can’t se the forest through the trees.
Role model points 0!

             Michael O’ Neal (Dermot Mulroney) he is a wishy, washy, easily, manipulated wimp who travels all the time but falls head over heals with a daughter of the Chicago White Sox baseball team. Did I mention he’s a sports writer?
Admirability points – Zilch.

           Kimberly Wallace (Cameron Diaz) a wet behind the ears lithe little thing who is overly emotional and dumber than young Democrat at a John Mc Cain pep really for a local youth group. 
Creditability points 0.

             Ok, I know all we have is a trio of goose eggs. We still haven’t discussed how I feel about this movie. Well it’s been over for thirty minutes and I’m still not sure. I may come up with a letter grade by the end of this crtigue but perhaps not.

            The soundtrack is Oscar winning and fantastic. Its a bunch of easily  recognizable and unforgetable sing along pop favorites that will stick with you for a while. Certain scenes are quite fabulous especially two that involve singing in public.

            As for the crux of the movie. The aforementioned characters do change for the better by the end of the movie. The ending is somewhat predictable and mostly contrived. All in all a fun movie but definitely focuses on the ladies.

Grade C+

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A note from an editor!

Hi Matthew,

Thank you for the time and effort you put into this piece, especially on a Saturday morning. I can tell you definitely took good notes of everything that was going on during the event!

We still have some work to do before this piece is ready to print. Your piece has a lot of information, but it doesn’t sound like a news article. What was the point of his speech/presentation? Why was he addressing this audience? What is Vanguard? What does the company do – who does it serve? You spend a lot of time narrating (for example, how he was injured), but did not report on the purpose of the event. You can maybe mention his appearance/joking about it in a sentence or two, but do not take several paragraphs to do so. Also, I like how you mentioned where the name “Vanguard” comes from.

There are a lot of spelling errors in this piece – make sure you proof read each sentence carefully.

I know I am getting back to you a little later I hoped, and I’m sorry about that! But if you have time tonight, please go through my suggestions and try to rework your piece. You can send me what you have tonight/tomorrow morning. Please bring a copy of it to the meeting tomorrow and we will discuss it further from there.

Once again, thanks for your hard work and promptness! Remember this is a learning process, and we are all part of the Waltonian team!

Talk to you soon!

Ten Most pathetic movie stars that still have careers.

(In A - B -C Order)

1. Hayden Christensen

2. Tom Crusie

3. Kevin Costner

4. Keeanu Reeves

5. Denise Richards

6. Adam Sandler

7. Arnold Schwarzenegger

8. William Shatner

9. Sylvester Stalloan

10. John Claude Van dahm