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Monday, November 21, 2011

Paul and Tourettes Guy

Over the weekend, I saw the comedy movie, "Paul" on DVD. It stars those British actors, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost - you might know them from "Shaun Of The Dead," or "Hot Fuzz," nothing? Well, if you're not into the wry-dry wit of the British humor, you can ignore this review, but seriously, it's piss-in-your-pants funny.

Paul is my kind of alien. Not like that other ball of clay who was big in the Eighties. Now, please don't kill me die-hard "E.T." fans, but E.T. is not cute. He's disturbingly ugly - like Joaquin Phoenix. If either of them landed on my property needing help getting home, I'd send them down the street in a shopping cart.

But Paul, I could hang with. He's down to earth (yes, pun intended). He smokes, he likes Reese's Pieces and he curses like an art department manager - that's my husband's job and believe me, his potty mouth would make a truck driver blush. Come to think of it, Paul is lot like my husband, except, of course for the obvious - my husband doesn't smoke.

I'm graciously giving this movie four out of bottles, since stars and thumbs are so cliche. Turkey day is coming up, and if your household is anything like mine - thoroughly gaseous by seven p.m. - put this in your Netflix queue for the digestion session (sans kids if you mind the curse words). I'd stick to movies free of foul language myself, but did I mention my husband is like Tourettes

My kids are concerned with their Daddy, apparently. I found out when my four-turned-five year old asked me how the Parent-Teacher conference went. He asked specifically if his teacher was "surprised to see Daddy."

Surprised to meet Tourettes Guy? "No," I said, "why would she be surprised?"

"Did she say anything about his bald head?"


I'm still trying to figure that one out.


  1. This begs the question, is your husband actually bald? If not I think the kid has some explaining to do!

  2. Oh yes, my husband's Thumb Head. Still, the kid needs to explain.

  3. Can't say that I've ever watched Paul. The Brits absolutely loved that movie.

  4. Funny what kids fixate on! I haven't seen any of those movies- Tourettes gets a bad rap... sometimes, there are just no other words. I don't care what your Verbal GRE score was. :)

  5. @Diplo_Daddy: Oh, you don't know what you're missing. Genuinely funny.

    @crittersandcrayons: Strange how with curses, the more you use them, the funnier they get. It's all in the delivery, I guess.

  6. Hahahaha!Perplexing, do tell us if you finally figure it out..

  7. OMG! I loved "Shaun Of The Dead" and "Hot Fuzz"!!! And yes! Joaquin Phoenix is disturbingly ugly. Loved his brother, though. (I bet poor old J gets that a lot)
    Will have to look out for "Paul"

  8. @Grace: It was hard enough rooting for Joaquin because, as you say, River was SO much cuter. But then Joaquin got all weird...and uglier.

  9. I agree Paul is adorable! I would sooo adopt him.

  10. @grapesandoranges: Still a mystery. Then again, what comments from a five-year old aren't?

    @Real Life Reslers: Wonder how much it would cost to adopt a space alien?