In Hall Pass, two married men get a break from monogamy. Is this movie on to something?
Going into Hall Pass, the latest Farrelly brothers comedy, I was prepared for gross-out humor, full-frontal nudity, and some new sexual slang. And I got it.
But the same men responsible for Dumb and Dumber and There's Something About Mary also offer some interesting insight into long-term relationships. I'm not saying they've earned YourTango Expert status, but there's some food for thought in that soup of gags and groans.
YourTango's own 2011 Oscars nominations for the best and worst onscreen relationships.
Relationships are an integral part of our real lives, so it's only fitting that they take center stage onscreen as well. Love-themed story lines were woven throughout this year's Oscar-nominated films, making for gripping, tragic, thrilling and wonderful entertainment. For better of for worse, some of the strongest cinematic moments focused on relationship dynamics, and we gleaned a few helpful lessons from the characters' struggles and triumphs. Take a look at the best onscreen pairings of the year, and then tune into the Academy Award telecast on February 27 to see which of them will score precious Oscar gold.
Don't you wish Robert De Niro would keep your husband in check?
Were you among the many who trekked over the river and through the woods this past holiday weekend to catch Little Fockers on the big screen?
The third movie in the very profitable Meet the Parents franchise brings back together a star-studded cast to let you in on what happened with the Focker's happily ever after.
For Ben Stiller's character it's the usual story: Children. Job. Responsibilities. Of course there is the snooping father-in-law (Robert De Niro), his wife's ex-boyfriend (Owen Wilson), and a sexy prescription drug rep (Jessica Alba) to keep the story moving along.
What your dear author found most interesting in the storyline was the how-to-be-a-man rubric handed down from De Niro to Stiller in preparation for the patriarchal power transfer. Are you ready to be the GodFocker? he asked.
The man, as the head of the family, had three responsibilities: To provide 1) a home for his family, 2) an education for his children, 3) and to have "his financial house in order."
Weirdly, the Naked Gun and other Leslie Nielsen movies offered great love advice.
Movie lovers everywhere were saddened this week by the death of beloved comic actor Leslie Nielsen, whose signature snowy hair and deadpan delivery made him an icon. Tributes to the funnyman have cropped up across the internet, and we've had a blast revisiting his amazing spoofs and parodies. Weirdly, the Naked Gun and other Leslie Nielsen movies offered great love advice.
YourTango's exclusive interview with the Skyline and Scrubs star, Donald Faison.
It's no surprise that Donald Faison (aka Dr. Chris Turk from Scrubs) is able to make a girl laugh... even over the phone. Nor is it surprising that, during my interview, the divorced father of four was enthusiastic when answering my questions about fighting aliens in the context of love and relationships. His response: "Wow, that's kind of abstract, but OK!" He is a good guy. A good guy with some wise words about how to keep your man, get that girl and save the world from alien invaders. You can see him in the new alien thriller Skyline, in theaters now.
A new film can teach you a thing or two about online, long-distance dating.
Before you take your budding Facebook romance with your coworker's brother's friend from grade school to the next level, YourTango strongly, strongly recommends you watch the new documentary release Catfish—or at least read the following.
New release "Easy A" reminds us why we wish John Hughes directed our love life.
Although the movie didn't exactly offer anything we haven't seen before—anonymous high school teenager survives a bad rumor and finds love with her crush—it did offer me something to think about it and that is this: for the bad rap romantic comedies have, women still want a John Hughes love story.
Per Eat, Pray, Love, is the divorcee the happiest person around?
The happy divorce film is here to (maybe) stay. As you likely know, Julia Roberts has brought smash hit Eat, Pray, Love to the big screen. But is it just another in a long line of films lionizing the divorcee and glossing over the dirty parts of splitting?
Inception has us wondering--what does it really mean to dream about an ex?
We admit that Inception really made us use our thinking caps. We left the theater with a number of burning questions: What is real, how is Joseph Gordon-Levitt so gosh darn adorable, and most importantly... what does it mean when you dream about an ex?
Sometimes, it pays to be childlike in a relationship.
When we first saw the theatrical trailer for producer Chris Meledandri's newest film Despicable Me, we'll admit, we rolled our eyes as these odd overall-wearing, yellow pellets stuttered over the film's title, then emitted sounds reminiscent of a clown doll and Spongebob Squarepants. Still, our curiosity got the best of us, and that was a good thing, indeed. And we never would've guessed that we might learn something while watching the film either. As we watched the adorable Agnes, voiced by Elsie Fisher, warm Gru's evil heart and get her way with him, it occurred to us that at times, it pays to be childlike, especially in a relationship. (Note, we didn't say childish.) Read on to see what we mean.
Sex and the City 2 is ridiculously over-the-top, but what about its presentation of marriage?
If there's one thing we learned from the Sex and the City 2 movie, it's that we're in the wrong income bracket. If there's a second thing we learned, it's that we're not trying hard enough. (Seriously; do we need to start wearing stilettos around our condo in order to keep the fires burning? Some of us have just been wearing bunny slippers.) If there's a third lesson to be had, it's that when it comes to marriage, you can make your own rules.