Saturday, October 3, 2009

Guys do make passes at Girls who wear Glasses - Sam Sparks in Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

We took the kids to see Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs today. The theatre we went to didn't have it in 3D - I thought it was going to be, but since Toy Story Double Feature is in 3D it got bumped. Which was just as good for us considering Belle has 3D issues and as if going to theatre movies isn't expensive enough, they charge even more for the 3D shows.

There is a storyline in the show that has to do with the main female character embracing her "inner geek" and dealing with a childhood of wearing glasses and being teased. Instead she lost the ponytail and thick glasses and is trying to act like "a pretty weather girl" instead of the science and weather buff that she really is.

You can see a good part of the glasses scene here in this trailer:

I loved how in the movie (and in this trailer) that instead of laughing at her or telling Sam that she's weird, he empowers her to be herself & to show the world how smart she is versus trying to be what others want her to be. What I didn't like was later in the movie, they show the TV network trying to boo and shoo her off the screen and to come back when she is prettier because she has her hair in a ponytail and is wearing big glasses. Yes, indeed - that made me mad!

1 comment:

  1. We just rented this the other day. I too was not impressed with how they made it seem that wearing glasses meant you weren't pretty and that you were a nerd. What surprised me the most was my husband's reaction to the scene. He was very offended by it and he's never even worn glasses.