If you managed to make it through my previous post about heading out to NYC for a night and then back the next night to LA, you may have seen that I watched Spy on the way back. Or maybe I didn’t mention that at all in the write-up as I was trying not to get too pissed off about the journey back and have that online. Whatevs. Anyway, Spy is a fucking hilarious movie and I highly recommend you watch it. It’s got Melissa McCarthy as a CIA agent who ends up having to go out in the field and is actually really good at being badass. Her character has to intersect with the villainous character played by Rose Byrne, and their interactions prove to be comedy gold. If you don’t know Rose Byrne, you might remember her as the perfect best friend from Bridesmaids that drives Kristen Wiig’s character insane with jealousy. Rose Byrne is hilarious in that role and is when she first showed up on my radar as someone who’s hilarious as fuck. Paul Feig directed Bridesmaids and also Spy, so it was a reunion of two of the funnier elements from that movie. So I was watching Spy during the last half of my flight home and jesus it was killing me to try not to laugh like a hyena on the flight as it was so damn funny. I’ve linked to one of the scenes that is truly wondrous in its hilarity – unfortunately the major punchline is bleeped out for offensive reasons but it’s all in the delivery and Rose Byrne fucking nails it.
From the “it’s the Bulgarian clown in you” to the ending comment of “what a stupid fucking retarded toast” – it kills me. This clip doesn’t even include the great lines from right before and after! So yeah, watch this movie. It’s funny while also being a pretty cool (and surprisingly violent!) spy movie.
Oh! I bring this up as I had to have Larry watch this so we watched it after getting home from Thanksgiving with mom. Then we were on a crazy lucky roll and after finishing this movie up (and rewatching that scene above a few more times: “Premium Economy? That sounds like a pen for dirty animals…”) surprisingly enough another movie starring Rose Byrne was starting on cable: Neighbors. That movie is also surprisingly good and shows ample amounts of Zac Efron hot and shirtless, which is always good. It’s a movie about a couple (Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne) who buy a great house and then the house next door is bought by a college fraternity. Shenanigans ensue – as do some jaw-dropping sequences that will leave you laughing while asking how the hell is this happening??? So yeah, a Rose Byrne Thanksgiving was had by Larry & me!
I jumped ahead to this part as I had to get that clip up – so funny. But we also had a good, yet small, Thanksgiving with mom over in Duarte. The food turned out pretty damn good and mom made a ton of good stuff, especially my favorite, the Italian sausage stuffing. She makes it in muffin tins so every part is crispy. Mmmm…..so good. Here are some pics from the main event!