Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentine's Day

Today is Valentine's Day.  Just for the sake of doing something, my sis and I went to see the movie "Valentine's Day".  All I will say about the movie without giving anything away is that it is damn funny!  You just have to right audience to laugh along with.... hope everyone has that experience.

As a movie lover, I can't help but think of the "7 degrees of Kevin Bacon" factor for any movie.  This movie has a ton of big names and throughout this movie (and after) I was thinking of all the degrees that these actors are linked together.   I will list the ones I have found.

We'll start with the fact of it being a Gary Marshall film.  He also directed The Princess Diaries which stars Anne Hathaway, Hector Elizondo (Joe) and Kathleen Marshall (Charlotte).  FYI:Gary Marshall makes a cameo as a violist in Valentine's Day.  Don't blink or you'll miss it.  He also directed Never Been Kissed, but we'll get to that later.

Next, in no particular order: 

Pretty Woman & Runaway Bride:  Again is Hector Elizondo (Barney Thompson; Fisher) and Julia Roberts (Vivian; Maggie), both movies directed by Gary Marshall.

Mona Lisa Smile: Julia Roberts (Ms. Watson) and Topher Grace (Tommy Donegal)

That 70's Show: Topher Grace (Eric) and Ashton Kutcher (Kelso)

Alias: Jennifer Garner (Sydney Bristow) and Bradley Cooper (Will Tippin)

Gray's Anatomy: Patrick Dempsey and Eric Dane... they need no introductions

StealthJessica Biel (Lt. Kara Wade) and Jamie Foxx (Lt. Henry Purcell)

Failure to Launch: Bradley Cooper (Demo) and Kathy Bates (Sue)

Larry Miller (Walter Stratford) was in 10 Things I Hate About You with Heath Ledger (Patrick) and Julia Stiles (Kat).  Heath Ledger was in Brokeback Mountain with Anne HathawayJulia Stiles was also in Mona Lisa Smile......see above.

Jessica Alba (Sam) was in Into The Blue with Scott Caan (Bryce).  He was in Ocean's 11 (Turk Malloy) with Julia Roberts (Tess Ocean).  She was also in Never Been Kissed ( Kirsten) starring Michael Vartan ( Mr. Coulson).  He was in Alias...see above.

The only guy I can't connect is Joe Mantegna.  He stars in Criminal Minds which also includes Shemar Moore, AJ Cook, Thomas Gibson, and Kirsten Vangsness.  Just give me some time and I'll think of something........


simplicity said...

Wow! I am certainly impressed with your movie knowledge!