When I told you guys I had started leaving the house again, the initial response was shock. Then when I said I was out with some RHOA, everyone wanted to know where I went. I built up a lot of suspense. But in reality, it wasn’t that big of a deal.
Timing of everything was starting to fall in place. I was actually feeling like doing stuff, and a friend called to ask me if I wanted to go to a movie screening. The movie was Unforgettable. You might have seen the commercials for this last Tuesday with Eileen and Rinna during RHOBH. For some reason, NBCu is all about advertising this movie. It does seem to have the same sort of audience that the housewives franchises would draw. When the commercial aired, the plans were off. My friend had a family emergency. I saw the commercial and was a little disappointed because it looked like a pretty good movie. Then the emergency situation improved and we were good to go.
The movie was being hosted by no other than Kenya Moore! We got there early for cocktail hour, even though neither of us was drinking. We assessed the small crowd and then went to claim our seats. We had made friends with the Warner Brother’s rep so we got in early and ate our dinner in the theater. Then Kenya came and introduced the movie. There were lots of cameras there so I was happy we were hiding out in the theater.
When Kenya introduced the movie, which was about a deranged ex stalker her former husband, Kenya alluded to her own stalker situation. She was traveling with a very large bodyguard. Not her cousin Bubba, a real, very serious looking bodyguard who stood by the emergency exit with a watchful eye on her the entire time she was there. The entire movie I was thinking about how ironic the storyline of the movie was considering who was publicizing it.
The movie was very “Lifetime made for TV.” Most Saturdays I watch the new Lifetime movies because they are getting better every year, so that’s not really a slight toward the movie. Denise Di Novi is a first time director, Christina Hodson wrote the screenplay (along with David Leslie Johnson) and the two leads are played by Katherine Heigl and Rosario Dawson. When women are involved in so many aspects of the movie, we are finally going to get a great movie with strong female leads, right? Nope. We get Fatal Attraction. Heigl’s character is the one with the fatal attraction and Dawson is the soon to be wife of the guy she is fatally attracted to her. To top things off, Dawson’s character has her own stalker in her crazy ex. The name of this movie is all kinds of wrong. There are tons of movies with the same name. This movie had absolutely nothing to warrant using such an overused title. The Batshit Exes would have been a better title. Or Jealous Exes. Or Ex Factor. Or basically anything other than Unforgettable.
The bright shining star of the movie was the little girl caught between the jealous ex wife and the ex husband, Lily, played by relative newcomer, Isabella Kai Rice. She’s talented and beautiful. I didn’t even realize that Heigl’s mother was played by Cheryl Ladd. All in all it was a movie I’d recommend to my Twitter galpal on a Saturday night. But I wouldn’t spend money to go see it.
As for Kenya, she looked great. The picture doesn’t show it but the dress she is wearing is more of a crop top and a skirt. So when she came out cheering and asking for Team Twirl, we got to see her flat, tiny waist. There was definitely the whole “you look so much smaller in person” reaction going on.
After the show we ran into Kandi who was there to support Kenya. She is SUPER tiny. She’s not just short, she is skinny. Like SMALL. She’s always eating on TV and getting crap for it, but she is way smaller than she looks on TV. It literally makes no sense to me that Kandi and Kenya both look a bit thick on TV. I can’t stress this enough.
And Kandi was absolutely stunning. I didn’t introduce myself to Kenya or Kandi. I didn’t plan on approaching either one by my friend wanted a selfie with Kandi. I was freaking out because I don’t deal with cell phones and I knew I should offer to take the photo… but…um, how does that even work? Plus I was just standing there blathering about the OLG and staring at Kandi’s perfectly made up face. This is why I didn’t want to introduce myself!
Kenya made one of those commercials that you see of people leaving the theater. Everyone was asked to make one. We didn’t. Because, cameras. I had a great time and we sat outside talking. Mostly, I blathered on a lot. I swear, I don’t know what happens to me when I leave the house. It’s like I have to do all the talking I haven’t done for the past five years. Thank god my friend didn’t mind.
In fact, I mentioned that there was a Vanderpump Rules event at Suntrust Park today. It is opening weekend for the Braves and I thought there was no way we could get a ticket but my friend pulled some strings and got us tow tickets for tonight. Unfortunately, when I was at Wal*Mart buying an official MLB Braves T-Shirt for the game, my friend’s emergency returned and that outing has been cancelled. So I won’t be meeting Jax, Sandoval and Ariana tonight after all.
I’m good with that though because I scored a few hard to find plain grey t-shirts and some new PJs in addition to my Braves t-shirt. Maybe we will hit the stadium another time. It’s a gorgeous day and I’m in a great mood and getting some cleaning done.
Hope you guys are enjoying your holiday weekend!