Yes Day !

Have you ever spend a day doing the “Yes Man !”  I think I did it for half of the day, and it was … fun!

Yes Man” (2008)  is a movie with Jim Carrey where he plays a credit analyst. He decided to change his life by following a personal development program based on a very simple idea: “say yes to everything “.

So imagine a credit analyst say “Yes” to anyone asking for a loan … before, he just accorded about 15 loan applications, for one year he accorded more than 300 loan applications…

So, last saturday, I was with some friends. They had plan to go swimming … I wanted to go but many others “reasons” make me say no …

First, I’m little bit shy …being half naked in front of people … no!

Second, I was sick the day before, I had a fever and I ate a lot of medecine in order to feel better , but I wasn’t totally recovered

And last, I had no towel, no lamba ho any, no soap (for shower after) and above all no suitbath !

Guess what ? This happened  “let’s buy you some new suitbath! its ok for the towel, you’re gonna be in the water most of the time and you will shower home!” … and I said …YES, let’s do that ! And we bought a new suitbath, I really needed one by the way. I didn’t care about the towel because it was true, I was in the water most of the time. And finally I could get over my body complex ! you want to see me half naked?  …

Naaaaannn, I won’t put a picture !!! lol lol  – you have to convince me to go swimming for that !

I just want to say, by saying Yes, you can be positively surprise, it is an opportunity for you to live something different … So, let’s all say YES ! at least for half of a day …. 🙂

Quote :

Never drink too much Red Bull …

Carl AllenYou ever had a Red Bull? Ive never had a Red Bull before, but I had a Red Bull last night – I really like Red Bull.

I wanna plaaaaay !!

Allison: The world’s a playground. You know that when you are a kid, but somewhere along the way everyone forgets it. 

This is a way to declare your flame …

Carl Allen: What I have to share is huge… and I want to share it with you.

Birthday wish

Today is the birthday of one of my dearest friend. It is coutum to wish for something on his/her birthday. And it reminds me a wish that a guy made and change his life …  Mr Destiny” (1990) with James Belushi, twice Oscar Winner Michael Caine, Linda Hamilton, better known for her part “Sarah Connor” in “The Terminator” 1984, and Courteney Cox , Monica from “Friends Larry Burrows is unhappy with his life. He believes his entire life could have turned out differently if he had not missed a shot in a baseball game when was a kid. One night, he meets this mysterious man, who offering him that alternative life he always dreamed of. But as Burrows embarks on this journey of self discovery he realises that even this new life has its problems and drawbacks…

This movie was one of those old movies that made us laugh when we were kids and made us think about our own life … what if I did this or if I didn’t miss this or … you know  …. many hypothetical theories … . Well, life is what it is, don’t bother to dream of another life, yours is great !

And finally , to my MF Friend … HAPPY BIRTHDAYLALAH !!!!  Guess what ! Lalah made a wish for today and … her wish came true !!! 🙂 (to know what it was, you have to know what MFF means!)

Lalah and To

A part from all her others many activities (such as her awesome blog : Ampela Miblaogy), our Dear Lalah is the International Ambassador of the 11 Eleven Project

The aim of this project :

“On this day (11/11/11), we want you to film, photograph, record some music, capture sounds, or blog/Tweet.”

So, we invite you to take part and unleash your creativity on this one day! Join the revolution!

PS : it’s not going to war …

QUOTE

hihi!

Larry Joseph Burrows: How about that! The desk is wired to my ass!

Jewel Jagger, Forklift operator: You wouldn’t want me to fork you to death, would you?

Lesson

Larry Joseph Burrows: Thanks. Thanks for everything. The good and the bad. Boy, you sure do know how to make a point. Oh, and listen, Mike – whatever you’ve got planned for the rest of my life? It’s perfect.
Mike the Bartender at Universal Joint Bar: [toasts] Happy birthday, Larry.

Con men

Lately, I watched  “I love you Phillip Morris”.

I Love you Phillip Morris

People already told me  how fun and tricky it was, I couldn’t wait to see it by myself. My first knowledge about it was that Jim Carrey played a gay … I finally got to watch it … and it was surprisingly awesome!!!

The movie begins with, Steven Russell (Jim Carrey) laying on an hospital bed, and the first line is :

Steven Russell: Love sure is a funny thing. Makes you happy, makes you sad, makes you do all sorts of things you never thought you’d do before. In fact, love’s the reason I’m laying here dying.” 

It says a lot! Althouth, it is not just a romantic comedy, the movie is geniously bluffy, as well as the real story that it has been inspired on : Steven Russell and Phillip Morris exist for real. Their story as incredible as it is, exists as well .

Steven Jay Russell is now in jail (not for so long I guess … lol !).

Steven Jay Russell, Phillip Morris

Steven Jay Russell, Phillip Morris

Besides being gay, he has an IQ of 163 as well …  FYI ,

I.Q.


Jim Carrey
 (“Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”, “The Majestic”) delivered one of his best performance, and along with him,  Ewan McGregor (“The Ghost Writer”, “The Island” ), as the cutie and sensitive boyfriend. But, I feel I have to warn you about some scenes, they are not explicitely shocking … but it is necessary to be open-minded. His maximum sentence date is to July 12, 2140. (Steven Russell: “Fucking Texas.” )

Another great movie had been inspired from life of incredible con man :

The three times Oscar Winner Director : Steven Spielberg‘s movie : “Catch me if you can “ (2002) (nominated for 2 Oscars)

Catch Me If You Can

With Leonardo DiCaprio (“Shutter Island”, “Inception“) and the twice Oscar Winner Tom Hanks (“Toys Story 3″, Charlie Wilson’s War”),  relating the life of the young, … very young Frank Abagnale Jr.

Leonardo DiCaprio - Frank Abagnale Jr.

In the 60’s, Frank Abagnale Jr. meticulously passed forged checks across 26 countries over the course of five years, beginning when he was only 16 years old. His story ended better than Steven Russell’s … instead of having a life sentence in jail, he worked for the U.S. Federal Government as consultant and lecturer, and he built his own company “Abagnale & Associates”, a financial fraud consultancy company.

There is a saying : “Necessity is mother of invention” . Steven Russell, in jail, needed to join his boyfriend, and Frank Abagnale … well, it was to reunite his family at first …  Funny how incredibly genius those men are, it is sad they are more known for their bad actions …

Quotes

From “I love you Phillip Morris”

Steven Russell  : I love you, Phillip Morris! I love you!

Phillip Morris: Enough romance. Let’s fuck!

From “Catch me if you can”

Frank Abagnale, Jr.  (Leonardo DiCaprio) : Stop chasing me! 
Carl Hanratty (Tom Hanks) : I can’t stop, it’s my job.

Can it be more explicite ? … lol

Animation Movies Party

Today, they propose on FB (FaceBook) to change your profil picture into an animation hero during you loved your childhood. Most of people did so, and the result on FB was … so cute! “Alladin“, “Saint Seya” (Knights of the Zodiac), “Totally Spies“, “Bouba” (wink to my sister), “Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers” (Tic et Tac, les Rangers du risques in french), … every kind of animation movies were there : from Blockbuster, pass by Mangas, and ended by 2D mini-series. No wonder nostalgy comes along.

When I was a child, there were time I wanted to be a drawer for animation movies. I was so amazed how those people could transform their imagination into something awesome that they can share to the world. During the 90’s, the 3D technology on screen (not out screen like nowadays)  have just been released. Anastasia (1997), which is my avatar on FB now, was one of the first animation movies to use that technology.

I was so, and I’m still, so enchanted by their melody, …  then pictures and, of course, …  the chemestry between Anya and Dimitri …  Later on, I discover that animation movie was produced by 20th Century Fox, and they chose Aaliyah (Are you that somebody, We need a resolution) to perform “Journey to the past” one of the soundtrack. She also performed as a singer and as an actress in “Romeo Must Die“, do you remember “Try again“?  it hits! But still, my favorite in “Anastasia” is  “Once upon a December“.

It was obvious for me where the chemestry between Anya and Dimitri came from, when I discovered that they were played successively by Meg Ryan (“You’ve got mail” with Tom Hanks, “Kate and Leopold” with Hugh Jackman) and John Cusack (“Serendipity” with Kate Beckinsale, “Must love dogs ” with Diane Lane). I looove the way they quarrel! So romantic …

Anya and Dimitri

QUOTES : Clash!

Anastasia: What? Hey – why are you circling me? What were you, a vulture in another life?
Dimitri: I’m sorry Enya.
Anastasia: It’s Anya.

Anya 0 – Dimitri 1

Anastasia: Do you really think I’m royalty?
Dimitri: You know I do!
Anastasia: Then stop bossing me around!

Anya 1 – Dimitri 1

Dimitri: [after making a deal with Anya] May I present… Her Royal Highness, the Grand Duchess Anastasia.
Anastasia: Pooka, we are going to Paris!
Dimitri: Uh, the dog stays.
Anastasia: I’m talking about the dog goes.
Dimitri: No, the dog is not going.
Anastasia: I say he’s going.
Dimitri: I’m allergic to dogs.
Dimitri: Just leave the dog.
Anastasia: I am not leaving the dog!

Anya 2 – Dimitri 1

Dimitri: Look I think we got off on the wrong foot.
Anastasia: Well, I think we did, too. But, I appreciate your apology.
Dimitri: Who said anything about an apology? I was just saying that…
Anastasia: Please don’t talk anymore, it’s only going to upset me.
Dimitri: Fine, I’ll be quiet if you be quiet.
Anastasia: Alright, I’ll be quiet.
Dimitri: Fine.
Anastasia: Fine.
Dimitri: Fine.
Anastasia: Fine… So you think you’re gonna miss it.
Dimitri: Miss what? Your talking?
Anastasia: No! Russia.

Hum … I lost the count …

Dowager Empress Marie: You were the boy, weren’t you – the servant boy who got us out? You saved her life and mine and you restored her to me. Yet you want no reward.
Dimitri: Not anymore.
Dowager Empress Marie: Why the change of mind?
Dimitri: It was more a change of heart. I must go.

AAWWWWWW!!!!! and at the end of the movie :

Sophie: It’s a perfect ending.
Dowager Empress Marie: No. It’s a perfect beginning.

Cult movies

During my childhood, there are movies that mark us, those are some kind of lengerdary movies or references, … cult movies. For males who grew up in the 70’s, I’m sure their cult movie would be “The Godfather” … I’ve never seen it, because I was born in the 80’s. There are many movies that I consider as a “cult movie”, most of them where during the 80’s and 90’s. Here, I would just pick one of them “Cool As Ice” (1991).

Cool as Ice

I liked the guy from nowhere, original, little rebel, on his big bike mutlicolored. And there is the girl, so wise and so sweet … and they meet … it was “love at first sight”, at least for one of them, … you know, well a very predictable scenario, but anyway, it gives some punch and great humour. But it turns out that Critics didn’t agree so … They completely shouted down. And then, I was surprise to discover this movie was a remake of an older movie , you will never guess … “Rebel without a cause” (1955)  

Rebel Without a Cause

This movie is a classic movie. It was the first teen movie that really showed with emotions youngs’ torments towards parents, society, school, friends and life in general at that time. It is more drama than a comedy. And the master piece is of course, the legendary actor : James Dean.(East of Eden, Giant

Back to “Cool as Ice”, the rapper Vanilla Ice, more known for his rap song “Ice Ice baby“,  might have been to much pretentious to compare himself to James Dean. Nonetheless, many teen girls dreamed of a rebel on his bike that would take her to an extraorinary journey… Isn’t it girls? I don’t think your Prince Charming would be that guy on a white horse!

QUOTES : Knock – Knock

Johnny: Hey-yo, wassup ma’am?
Grace Winslow: Can I help you?
Johnny: Yeah, I’m looking for Kat.
Grace Winslow: We don’t have a cat.
Johnny: Kathy, your daughter.

Hum … little confusion 

John Van Owen: [walking away] See ya later, Dick…
Nick: [offended] It’s Nick.
John Van Owen: [turns around for a second] Oh yea, yea… NICK…

Knock Dead

Johnny: Drop that zero and get with the hero!  

Complicated love

Well, it’s true! relationship are never easy, never clear. You have always to re-new things,  to struggle with . When you ask a 50 years old marriage couple : how’s their life, how they make those 50 years marriage work. They will answer : “It’s a fight everyday!”. And if , in addition to that, you got wrong choosing the supposed “The One For You”, then you are totally screwed!  Fortunately, you still have divorce, which is not really the best solution!

It says that “Truth comes from children’s mouth” . Then, if you expose the real true “love” story to a child, this child would tell you the truth that you may be afraid of, or just don’t wanna hear of. I guess that was the idea behind “Definitely, Maybe” .

Definitely, Maybe

Oké! it is really a typic romantic comedie. Well, I love (sometimes) those typic romatic comedies, above all when there is a cutest guy ever (apart from Chris Evans) like Ryan Reynolds (The proposal, Just friends), and a best actress of her generation (apart from Dakota Fanning, please!) Abgail Breslin (Secret Keepers, Signs) and an Oscar winner for Constant Gardener : Rachel Weisz (My blueberry night, The Mummy) in it.  Anyway, the director and writer, Adam Brooks is already a big fan and a movie maker of those typic romantic comedies : Bridget Jones : The edge of Reason (Rennée Zellweger, Hugh Grant, Colin Firth) , French Kiss (Meg Ryan and Kevin Kline) , The Invisible cirus (Cameron Diaz, Jordana Brewster) … this latter is more dramatic actually …

Anyway, let’s move to beautiful quotes :

Maya Hayes (The daugther) : What’s a threesome?
Will Hayes (The Father) : It’s a game, that adults play sometimes… When they’re bored.
Maya Hayes (The daughter) : …Whatever.

Hahaha! I loved this one!! And here is to show you how love is so complicated :

Maya Hayes: You’re right, it is complicated, isn’t it? I mean, you’re in love with April, who used to be in love with Lucas, and then she fell in love with you, but you were in love with Summer, who was always really in love with Hampton, and now that you’re in love with April she’s in love with Kevin… and no one’s in love with you. That’s complicated.

Finally, this next quote is one of the best in the movie, Will Hayes’ fake/trial proposal (on his knee!!! but without a ring … a fake/trial proposal!)

I wanna marry you because you’re the first person I wanna look at when I wake up in the morning, and the only one I wanna kiss goodnight. Because the first time that I saw these hands, I couldn’t imagine not being able to hold them. But mainly, when you love someone as much as I love you, getting married is the only thing left to do. So, will you, um, marry me?

Bon Appetit !

Well, I would start with a cute and beautiful movie that inspired me to begin this blog : “Julie and Julia”

Julie & Julia

Starring The Magnificent Meryl Streep with 15 nominations (including this movie) and 2 Oscars winning, Amy Adams : a revelation as for me (Doubt, Enchanted) and Stanley Tucci (The Devil wears Prada, The terminal) as a lovely and so in love husband.

Among the Writers and Producers, the screenplayer and the Director is Nora Ephron. Remember that name if you are a fan of romatic movies with humour and magic, she was the origine of Meg Ryan/Tom Hanks “Sleepless in Seatle” and ” You’ve got mail” and our angel John Travolta “Michael” (not Jackson)

The Story is based on two true story : Julia Child (Mery Streep), writer of “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” the bible for home-made cook in the 60’s, and Julie Powell (Amy Adams), writer and cook amator from Julia’s book; it talks about the similitude of their lives, their love stories and of course their cooking adventure…

THE QUOTE : Paul Child to his wife Julia Child , echoed by Julie Powell to her husband Eric powell

“You are the butter to my bread, you are the breath to my life.”

While watching this movie, prepare some snack or something to eat ‘coz this movie will make you hungry. My last words, or should I say Julia Child last words are : “Bon Appetit!” (with a cute french accent)