Some Girl(s) (Not Rated)
Starring: Adam Brody, Kristen Bell, Zoe Kazan, Mia Maestro, Jennifer Morrison, and Emily Watson
Directed by: Daisy von Scherler Mayer
Synopsis: Based on his play by the same name, Neil LaBute’s script follows a successful writer who, on the eve of his wedding, travels across the country to meet up with ex-lovers in an attempt to make amends for past relationship transgressions. Crisscrossing from Seattle to Boston, he reunites with high school sweetheart Sam, sexually free-spirited Tyler, married college professor Lindsay, his best friend’s little sister Reggie, and “the one that got away” Bobbi. A modern-day Candide stumbling through a landscape familiar to most men-messy breakups.
My Thoughts: Do you ever see previews for movies or read a synopsis and think, “I’d like to see that.” I should qualify this by adding that it’s not a movie you’d normally watch, but it intrigues you. Your reasoning doesn’t matter, whether you’re trying to branch out, you think it’ll make you seem smarter or more culturally diverse. It doesn’t matter. Did you ever feel that way? For me, Some Girl(s) doesn’t fall into that category. Just kidding, it does (sorry, I couldn’t help myself).
Some Girl(s) is based on a play and I won’t lie to you guys, I didn’t really get it. I’m really not into dissecting and analyzing the movies I watch. I just want to be entertained. If I want to really think I can guarantee that movies and TV are not where I look to do that.
Adam Brody is the main character and he has no name. This is intentional. I only found that out when I watched the special features because my mouth was hanging open and I was thinking, “WTF?!” when Some Girl(s) ended. Oh and he’s a giant jackass. I don’t know if it was supposed to be generalizing men, but holy crap I hope I never meet (or date) a man like that.
The women were really where each individual story started and ended and it was kind of weird. Each woman was very different from the other exes and at least 3 of them made me seriously uncomfortable while I was trying to get through Some Girl(s). Sam (Jennifer Morrison) and Bobbi (Kristen Bell) were definitely my favorites and did not make me cringe away from the TV. The part I genuinely didn’t understand: If the guy was so horrible to you, why would you go meet him for any reason?
In the end I couldn’t believe how much of a d-bag Adam Brody’s character was. I didn’t enjoy Some Girl(s), as evidenced by the cringing I mentioned. So I would not recommend Some Girl(s), unless you’re into serious independent movies that are similar.
2 out of 5 Popcorn Buckets = Yeah, this is not my kind of movie.