Business first: General impression of this film is that the book might make more sense to people. I haven't read the book, but the movie has all the symptoms of a film advertised incorrectly, in this case, as a silly romantic comedy instead of the angsty, strange chic-lit that it really was. Basically, Debra Messing plays GraceKat, a woman hiring an escort to go to her sister's London wedding because the best man is her ex-fiancee who dumped her for no reason two years ago. Does she want to torture the ex or make him want her again? I have no idea. Why does she feel the strong need to lie to her family? Again, no idea. Why does she spend $6000 on a man she has never seen or really talked to? I'm sure someone knows, maybe the author. Her family seemed kooky but nice enough. So, no characterization. No motivation. We're just supposed to go...single girl=desperate enough to hire a whore and worry about appearances the whole time.

And her man-ho, Dermot Mulroney (what was his name in this? Nick?) seemed nice too. But still, he was a whore, a fact he establishes early on. She is rude to him. He is pleasant in return. They have sex for some reason and then he gets all miffed at the mention of money. Quois? Whatever. Whatever. What-EVER this movie is, it is not a romantic comedy. Romantic comedies exist in fantasy/fairy tale Bridget Jones the movie land. No Bridget Jones the book land. Not the far closer to reality land. It's like amateurs made this film. Cuts are abrupt, plotholes are never filled in, mysteries are never explained and only two of the characters are ever made likable.

So why did I watch this piece of crap? Jack F'in Davenport. Jack Dav being the cutest, adorablest little drunken, dancing besotted monkey of a groom ever. Ever. *giggle*.

My god Elizabeth had no idea what she was missin'. He laughs, he plays cricket, he barbecues, and such ordinary acts seem so DAMN CUTE!!!

I'd squee, but I'm sure you can picture me doing it anyway.
rispacooper: (spazzy edward)
( Jul. 27th, 2005 11:45 pm)
Found by Emma at Empire Online
A Pirates Life For Jack
Exclusive: Davenport returns to the Caribbean for the sequels
31 March 2005

"Do you honestly think I can tell you what the plot of it is?" says Jack Davenport, incredulously. " I just can't tell you. All I can tell you is that I'm in them. I'd be strung up and shot if I tell you anything."

OK, so this isn't going to be the most spoilerific chat we've ever had. Frankly, we're slightly worried that we could be hunted down by skeletal, unkillable studio executives if we keep pushing for more news on the best pirate franchise out there. But we did manage to wheedle a few tiny tidbits out of Pirates of the Caribbean's Norrington about the two sequels, which he is returning to work on today.

"I'm filming on Pirates until January of next year. There's a little break between shooting on the two films, so that the poor bastards who have to work every day, i.e. the crew, can catch their breath slightly, because it's a pretty massive operation. The first one made so much money that the number crunchers obviously decided to turn it into a franchise. We're kind of lucky to be along for the ride really."

We did manage to persuade Davenport to confirm that he returns as the same character – not, you know, a robot double or a heavily prostheticised Scottish nanny or anything. "I'm not a ghost or anything, I'm the same person. Maybe a bit of cross-dressing – no, I'm kidding."

Well, we have at least learned that much. Fans of the film (and really, who isn't?) may remember that Norrington was last seen offering Cap'n Jack Sparrow, Will Turner and ex-fiancee Elizabeth Swann a headstart, but promised to come after them with the entire British Caribbean fleet behind him soon enough. While Jack's lips may have remained as tightly sealed as a oyster clamped in irons in the dank brig of a pirate ship, we don't think we're going out on too much of a limb to suggest that he might be in pursuit of our heroes over the next two films.

One thing's for sure – Davenport seems pretty pleased to be back. "Pirates of the Caribbean – it struck me that it was at least going to be a complete laugh doing it. It was, and then it turned into a juggernaut. Of course we buckle our swashes, but I think there were a few things that were crucial in terms of it working. One obviously is humour, and I think, unlike many blockbusters, we also have a plot, which helps. A ridiculous plot, but, you know, it's a pirate film for chrissakes. I think a lot of that is down to the writers, Ted Elliot and Terry Rossio, who are very good at taking fairly tired genres and reinvigorating them but also giving a heart to the story. They're very smart guys, they're lovely men – and they're back for the sequels."

Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man's Chest is due out on July 7 next year. Hopefully we'll manage to threaten someone in the know with walking the plank until they spill the beans long before then. In the meantime, we'll have more from Jack Davenport, including all the news about his new film The Wedding Date in a few weeks.

SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE. now i wanna finish that dormant kink.
Further episodes of Coupling are quite cute. As JD remains ever adorable. So you not so secretly love Jeff? the Tory with the ginormous...opinion... or was it cutesy but perverted Patrick? Or did I get the names reversed?

I thought the uh pervert with accent was cute too actually. Especially when he said no woman was going to want to get squelchie with a naked man wearing socks. G.
rispacooper: (wolfwood shirtless)
( Apr. 15th, 2005 04:17 pm)
For Jack Davenport!

Am currently watching 'Coupling''s not all that funny but he is just adorable! I don't know why either. We used to say he was only adorable as the uptight and repressed Commodore, but now I don't think so. He is, after all, the only thing I remember about the Talented Mr. Ripley to this day. (So amazingly sarcastic and dry and intelligent, and yes, still a *hint* of repression but...) aaahhh.

Anyway, he was screwing his ex girlfriend in a bathroom stall and then went out to get a condom and got hit on by a pretty girl and was bumbling and embarrassed and *hot*.

Ah well.

It bodes well for future Sparrington kink. I think they must build up to their porn slowly, get to know each other before they slip slide up in the ill-freaky-nana boots knockin ghetto rockin.

Sidenote: there is info on Johnny Depp in this week's Time Magazine...about his role as Cap't Jack.

rispacooper: (president sex)
( Feb. 2nd, 2005 07:57 pm)
Added, one Pirates of the Caribbean page. Terrible slacker that I am. And I still need to add to the Hornblower page. Grrr. And I think Smallville needs updates. Ai ya!

Must also make a pirateses icon. I can't believe I forgot. And after sitting through that terrible Bunker movie just for Jack Davenport. I ought to IMDB him.


ignore my shoddy HTML, I really am that lazy.

Is it me or does my busy icon look like it's stirring the soup?


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