Thursday, January 15, 2009

I'm Ready

The other day at the gym I was watching Hillary Clinton's confirmation hearing when an ad came on for the DVD Mirrors, starring Kiefer Sutherland. The following train of thought ensued:

I've never heard of that movie. I like Kiefer Sutherland but I don't like horror films so I'll never see it. But I do like Kiefer Sutherland. What did I just see him in? A Time to Kill was on TV the other night; he played a prejudiced jerk. They gave him red hair but he looks better blonde. He's so good at playing the tough guy. I was really into 24 for a few years but it's too dramatic and intense, I can't take it anymore. But I did watch part of it last night with Ed. He is a perfect Jack Bauer. I knew a Jack Bauer in elementary school; I wonder how he likes having that name now. What else has Kiefer been in lately? There was that wannabe 24 movie, The Sentinel, but he was too Jack Bauer serious guy in that. No soft side! I liked him in Flatliners but that was like 20 years ago. Dang. I'm ready to see Kiefer in a romantic lead. I wonder if I can start a petition and send it to Hollywood. I'm definitely writing a blog post on this. This is important stuff. I saw him on Letterman once and he was such a puppy dog - modest, polite, almost shy. I just wanted to pat his head and kiss his cheek. And he looks so good in jeans.

Wow, Hillary's back already? How long has she been droning on? Mute her, I need to think.

OK, OK, let's see, a romantic lead for Kiefer Sutherland. I'm thinking shy guy gets drawn out of his shell by a strong woman, like a modern Who Am I This Time? or something. Man does that movie need to be remade. It was adorable and perfectly cast and acted but the film and sound quality suck. (If you haven't seen it, do.) Kiefer would be perfect in that part - quiet exterior with passion inside. Love that! Or let's see, maybe hot shot gets brought down to earth by the unlikely perfect girl, or something like yet another twist on Taming of the Shrew. I just want to see him happy and smiling more - waaaay more - than in all these serious roles!

I'll have to think who I want to play opposite him. Not just anyone can have chemistry with Kiefer. And there are a lot of actresses that annoy me so we'll have to choose carefully. But I'm pretty sure I want Greg Kinnear or possibly Jeremy Piven to play the best friend/brother. Or Mark Wahlberg - he looks good in jeans too. OK, on my petition I will commit to go see this romantic comedy at least twice at full price and also rent it on Netflix.

I'm ready for this. Who's with me?

6 comments:

dave said...

To End All Wars is NOT a romantic movie, it's about a POW camp, but I liked it and it has a surprisingly Christian message.

River Queen is on the queue; looks interesting, may have romantic Kiefer subplot.

Kimmie P said...

I just wanted to say, I'm all aboard in the Kiefer thing! AND I totally watched a time to kill the other day too!

Disco Mom said...

Thank you Kim - we all just need a happy - and dare I say FUNNY - Kiefer up on screen. Dave - those are both R and both dramas. I need better.

The Finck Five said...

Did you know Jack was my best friend at Oakview. We stayed in touch through highschool, but I lost touch, I will see if I can find him on facebook
James

The Finck Five said...

I also forgot to say my favorite Keifer films were the two Young Guns movies and Lost Boys

Disco Mom said...

James, that is awesome. I think I have a picture of Jack in 7th grade but I couldn't remember much about him except his name and what he looks like. I hardly remember who was friends with who that long ago. Find him - that would be awesome! Yeah, Young Guns is probably his best film but that's so sad b/c it was so long ago. We ALL deserve better!

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