Consumable, June 2019
In a world drowning in content, products and personas, sometimes I feel tight in my chest just thinking about everything out there to choose from. In this monthly series, I share things I watched, read, listened to, ate, drank or used that felt worth my time.
Written by and starring Ali Wong, this super fun film spins the tale of two childhood friends who meet again as adults. You know, the classic story of the successful, world-renowned professional reuniting with The One Who Still Lives In The Hometown. And while all of those Hallmark Christmas movies with a similar thene have their place, this is tiers above those in terms of quality. I laughed, I cried, and most importantly, I wanted to be friends with every character in this film. I am so here for the resurgence of rom coms, especially if they’re all going to have the heart Always Be My Maybe possesses. Oh, and, you may have a certain Mariah Cary song stuck in your head after this watch.
This film was not very well received, but I thoroughly enjoyed it for what it is - an opportunity to watch Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler get themselves into various hijinks on a messy wealthy family’s yacht. If you start this film expecting Oscar-worthy execution, you will be disappointed. However, if you start it on a Friday evening while your brain is fried from another overwhelming week, as I did, you will be grateful for the no-thinking-required, entertaining distraction.
As this season of The Bachelorette wraps up, I’d be remiss not to mention the number one Bachelor franchise podcast hosted by an interracial best-friend duo. (This is the hosts’ claim, my claim is that Rosecast is hands-down the best Bachelor franchise podcast, period.) While recapping every Bachelor/Bachelorette/Bachelor in Paradise episode, hosts Rim and AB are hilarious, relatable and do a great job at not taking the show too seriously while also not outright trashing contestants (after all, they ARE humans). I feel like I’m hanging out with my favorite friends from high school and college when I listen to their banter. I look forward to this podcast more than the actual Bachelor franchise television shows. Their Instagram account is also an entertaining follow.