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An Impossible Decision

Tonight, I saw Leatherheads (don't worry, Vanessa, I'll still watch it with you in the summer!). I laughed & quite enjoyed myself. George Clooney, John Krasinski, Renee Zellweger...a stellar trio.


The thing that still has me excited is a trailer. This is odd, as I rarely see movies in the theatre, and generally disparage those over-eager fans who look forward to movies for months. In the same vein, I have prided myself on not having celebrity crushes. I have always thought (and still maintain) that it is ridiculous to pine over someone you've never met, don't actually know, and is nothing more than an image we have created.

That said, I understand the celebrity crush phenomenon more and more. There are many attractive characters out there (I use the word "characters" loosely, including both the fictional characters and the images of the men who play them).

Back to the trailer. A case could be built to argue that I have celebrity crushes on two men. Both of them are old enough to be my father. Both of them are dashingly British. And they are appearing in the same movie this summer.

Any guesses?

Hint: the soundtrack is guaranteed to be incredible, because we all know it already.

Hint #2: the first professional theatre I ever saw. With Sarah, in Toronto.

Answer: Mamma Mia.

Yes, that's right. Colin Firth and Pierce Brosnan play two of the possible fathers in this summer's guaranteed box office hit, featuring the beloved music of the timeless ABBA quartet.

I've been thinking about it all night. If both of them were standing in front of me, and 15 years younger (or I 15 years older), who would I pick?

I feel like Moss trying to decide between Beaches and Dirty Dancing. [4 minute mark]

"Oooh, Colin! No, Pierce! Oh, I can't decide!"


paulman said…
I don't think either of them loves Je-sus, Beth.

I'm starting to really question your judgement.
paulman said…
Lisa said…
Oooh my goodness, really??? That is fantastic news!

I agree with your views on celebrity crushes though I do have to admit to falling just a wee bit for Prince William at one point in my past. I tried to justify it by the "but technically we might be related, right?" (poor argument, I know).

Colin Firth in a musical? I'm in!
keepfishing said…
Beth, you have just lost all my respect.
Sarah said…
I seem to recall a few other celebrity crushes in your past...
nadine said…
Jesus loves them both, so I approve.

When I was 14, I prayed for Leo DiCaprio quite often. I figured it was a wiser use of my time than staring at a poster on my wall....

P.S. I'd choose Firth :)
aban said…
i heart Pierce Brosnan eversince Reimington Steele.
if we're both in the same area when it comes out. i'll join you!

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