March 26th, 2005


Guess Who?

Color me surprised.
Colour me shocked as hell, actually. Don't get me wrong; I think the wrong kid from That 70's Show got all famous. I spent the last two weeks being bellicose and scoffing, "Ashton Kutcher as Sidney Poitier? Please. What's next? Adam Sandler as Bill Cosby? And don't even get me started on Bernie Mac as Spencer Tracy..."

But um...Hi. My name is Koshka, and I liked Guess Who.

Shoot me. It's funny. Ashton and Bernie have amazing comical chemistry. So do Ashton and Bernie each have chemistry with Zoe Saldana, who plays the daughter/fiancee who "brought home the white boy." And this movie has a few sharp observations regarding how interracial relationships are seen, even in today's enlightened and colourblind world. It also has the best phone message scene since Swingers. It's funny...because it's true. I know I've been there.

Yeah. But then I've been there in more ways than one; I've been the "white girl" someone brought home...and let me just say that as stressful as meeting your love's parents is, it's a whole lot more fun when the family speaks another language that you only know a few words of so you get to just sit at the table while his mother discusses you with her son. It may be just because of that, but I'll even go so far as to say I'd consider buying it on DVD.

I laughed. You may, too.
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