Sookie Stackhouse is getting MARRIED?! — Just kidding . . . It’s just the trailer for her new film, “The Romantics.”

So, did you guys see that new episode of True Blood?

You know, the one where Sookie . . .

 dumps Vampire Bill . . .

 . . . and runs off to marry some guy who works in upper level management at this fancy Las Vegas casino . . .

 .  . . a guy who can take his shirt off IN THE SUN . . . without getting burned?

Unfortunately, Vegas Casino Guy might still be in love with Joey Potter . . .

Because, who ISN’T still in love with Joey Potter?  We all know HE is . . .

 . . . and THIS GUY definitely is . . .

 So, why not Vegas Casino Guy too?

Also, during this episode . . . Sookie finds out she has a FAIRY Godsister . . .

 But the little fairy just keeps whining about having to give up Puck’s baby for adoption . . .

. . . and about losing Sectionals to this TOTAL  A -hole, Jesse James . . .

 . . . Sorry . . . I mean Jesse ST. James . . .

It’s a pretty bizarre episode.  You see, not only has Sookie dumped Vampire Bill.  She’s also kicked to the curb, her two best friends, Tara . . .

 . . .  and Sam . . .

 . . . and replaced them with TWO NEW best friends:  Frodo Baggins . . .

(who promised he’d lend her a ring to use for the wedding, but hasn’t been seen or heard from since ) . . .

and Seth Cohen . . .

(who’s deathly afraid of vampires, but REALLY wants Sookie to join his Comic Book Club) . . .

Oh, and that mean girl from 27 Dresses is there too . . .

She knew that Sookie really wanted to wear Gram’s old wedding dress to her wedding . . .

. . . but thought the fabric would look much better as a TABLECLOTH for her apartment . . .

So, she STOLE it from Sookie’s closet, and had it “altered.”

And I have NO IDEA what heck Murphy Brown was doing in this episode!

*      *       *      *

So, basically, there’s this movie coming out this weekend, called “The Romantics.” It stars ALMOST all of the people I just mentioned (Anna Paquin, Josh Duhamel, Katie Holmes, Dianna Agron, Elijah Wood, Adam Brody, Malin Ackerman, and Candice Bergen).  In other words, it has the BEST CAST IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD!

Unfortunately, the trailer for the film is kind of dull . . .

So, I’m more than a bit torn as to whether I am willing to pay the price of admission, to go see it.  The film is actually based on a book of the same name, by a guy named Galt Niederhoffer.  (Try to say THAT name three times fast!)

The book (which I haven’t read yet) is about a group of friends who attended Yale University together.  

They reunite, six years after graduation, to attend the wedding of TWO members of their elite social circle: Lila (played by Anna Paquin) and Tom (played by Josh Duhamel).  Tensions quickly rise within the wedding party, due to the fact that the Maid of Honor, Joey Potter Laura, ALSO used to date Tom.  Obviously, these two still have some unresolved feelings for one another.  

OMG!  Really?   Because I TOTALLY never saw that one coming . . .

  The rest of the film’s cast will play Lila’s mother (Candice Bergen), her little sister (Dianna Agron), and her various friends (Elijah Wood, Adam Brody, Malin Ackerman), respectively.  Rounding out the cast are Jeremy Strong , who actually attended Yale in real life (probably around the same time his fictional character did) . . .

.  . . and Rebecca Lawrence . . .

On the surface, The Romantics has a pretty promising premise . . . an indie film mashup of The Big Chill . . .

St. Elmo’s Fire . . .

. . . My Best Friend’s Wedding . . .

. . . and every chick flick ever made . . .

Yet . . . I don’t know.  Something about the trailer just seemed a little . . . dry . . . to me.  But, perhaps, I should let you judge for yourself . . .

Were you as underwhelmed by this trailer as I was (DESPITE the overwhelming awesomeness of the cast)?  Or did you catch something in it that made you want to immediately gorge on the film, like a hungry vampire chomping on a fairy?

The Romantics walks down the aisle September 10th, in New York and L.A..  However, it will “honeymoon” in wide release, shortly thereafter.  Will YOU see it?

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8 responses to “Sookie Stackhouse is getting MARRIED?! — Just kidding . . . It’s just the trailer for her new film, “The Romantics.”

  1. Carol

    ” But the little fairy just keeps whining about having to give up Puck’s baby for adoption . . .”

    You just made my day. The entire post is hilarious, of course, but that line made me really laugh.

    The trailer wasn’t so great, but I’ll probably watch the movie anyway.

    • Awww, thanks Carol! Your comment made MY day! 🙂 Sometimes, I’m not sure whether others will get my sense of humor. I’m glad to see that at least one person does. 😉

      I might end up seeing the film too . . . bad trailer and all. The cast really can’t be beat. Plus, there are so many bad movies out there with GOOD trailers. So, maybe this will be the one good movie with a BAD one. 🙂

      Thanks for popping by. Tomorrow is TVD day! Can’t wait!

  2. imaginarymen

    Can we see YOUR movie instead??

    Why does Katie Holmes get top billing AND the rave review on the poster?? Anna Paquin a much “hotter” star than her right now. I smell CrazyTom meddling!

    Speaking of, the best part of this movie may be seeing how exactly he hijacks her premiere with his Special Brand of Crazy.

    Also – as cute as Josh Duhamel is – as soon as I see his name attached to something I think “crap”. He just picks terrible scripts. He should have stuck to soap operas and daily shirt doffings!

    Awww. I miss Seth Cohen.

    • LOL . . . thanks Amy! You know, I actually submitted MY film idea to the producers of The Romantics. And then they did this . . . But do I get any royalties for my time and effort? NO! What gives, Galt Niederhoffer?

      I’m just kind of happy CrazyTom let Katie out of the alien pod long enough to MAKE this movie. Perhaps, the “top billing” was a precondition for that. OR . . . perhaps, this movie was made pre-True Blood, and has just been sitting in the can for three years.

      My guess is that Tom shows up to the premiere dressed as Les Grossman to promote HIS upcoming movie. Or. maybe he hangs from the top of the movie theater on a bungee cord, a la Mission Impossible. I just hope, for Katie’s sake, there are no couches in the theater . . .

      Two hours of Josh Dummel shirt-doffing. Now THAT is something I would pay good money to see! 😉

      Apparently, Adam Brody / Seth Cohen’s last major film role was as the VILLAIN in that Megan Fox movie, Jennifer’s Body. (What would Summer Roberts say about THAT? Or Sandy Cohen? Or CAPTAIN OATS?) I’m happy to see he’s getting back to his geek roots here . .

  3. imaginarymen

    In case you were still thinking of seeing this – you may want this warning!:

    http://www.televisionwithoutpity.com/mwop/moviefile/2010/09/the-romantics-like-the-worst-e.php

    • WOW! Talk about a recap! She gave away THE WHOLE MOVIE! You just saved me $11 bucks! 🙂

      I’m sure the movie was pretty awful, but the recap was fun to read! 🙂 I loved all the Dawson’s Creek references and parallels. Clearly, this review was written by a DCreek fangirl, like us. (Sure, she said the show sucked at the end, but who DIDN’T think that?)

      For some odd reason, I still want to see it. But given what this reviewer said, I will definitely wait until it comes out on HBO. Now, I’ve just got to decide how to use that extra cash . . . 😉

  4. Amazon Annie

    Hi Guys!
    I tuned into your live blog and it was a hoot. You’ve got me hooked. If any of your readers missed it they should really make sure to catch your next one. Please let us all know when that will be. I’ll be there with bells on!

    • Thanks Amazon Annie! We are so glad you enjoyed the live blog! I’m really glad you could make it. We will definitely keep you posted as to when the next one will be. In the meantime, rent the TVD Season 1 DVD. You will ADORE IT! I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on it.

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