I needed a mental health break tonight, so I went to see The Fighter. I went with BGTSmoothie.
Mr. Smoothie has stalled in his dieting, but he is still going to the gym. He looks a bit slimmer.
At one point in the movie, we get a long loving shot of Mark Wahlberg's exquisitely muscled back.
Me: When your back looks like that, let me know.
BGTS: When my back looks like that I won't be at a movie with a 49-year-old woman.
Ok. I deserved that.
As far as the rest of the movie goes, this has to be one of the most obnoxious families ever put on film. The Greek chorus of big-haired sisters was worth my price of admission. Christian Bale is unrecognizable and amazing. Superb. And Melissa Leo, who I have liked since Homicide days, is also superb. If it wasn't for his perfect back, Mark Wahlberg would be totally invisible compared to his two co-stars. Thumbs up for all.