That isn’t a codename or anything. No, you’re not going to be tested on this. Yes, I am going to get to the point of the blog.
This week we’re talking about our favorite movie couples. Now, I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it before, but I’m not a very big movie fan. I’ll watch them and I have favorites, but for the most part, I prefer to read my romance novels instead of watching them. Give me a good comedy, or a good action flick, horror flick, and I’m there. Want to pass the tissue around as you watch some idiotic man break some idiotic woman’s heart? So long, sucker!
Right. So my favorite movie couple isn’t really a couple in the movie. They’re friends. No, they’re not friends with benefits either. They’re just a couple of guys trying to get an illegal fight together and fall into a boat load of trouble. The movie is called Snatch and it’s one of my favorite movies of all time. In fact, I may have to watch it tonight. I mean, what’s not to love about it with names like Frankie Four Fingers, Boris the Blade aka Boris the Bullet-Dodger, Bullet-Tooth Tony, and Bricktop? Love it!
Why yes, that is Jason Statham…*drools* Anyway, on the left, you’ve got the troublemaking, somewhat foolish Tommy who’s kind of a sidekick for his savvy sarcastic mate, Turkish. I love that name, by the way. These two aren’t aware of half of the things going on in the movie, kind of like Oldman and Roth’s characters in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, but they play pivotal parts in the movie. (That’s another one of my favorite movie couples, by the way. If you’ve never seen Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, you’re missing out on one of the strangest, convoluted takes on Hamlet ever.)
I think what I love so much about them as a couple is Tommy is the dreamer, the leap before you think person and Turkish is the thoughtful, Alpha type in the friendship. The dialogue between them is hilarious and I’m almost positive Tommy is correct and the reason why people are lactose intolerant is because cows have only been domesticated for a few thousand years. Hm.
I like to think this is the kind of relationship I have with my best friend. It’s dry humor, lots of sarcasm, with several shots of amazing insight thrown in the bargain. And the dynamics between Tommy and Turkish aren’t all one-sided, which I think is important between couples whether they’re romantic or platonic.
Do you have a friend who is almost the complete opposite of you and there’s no way you should be friends, but are? How did you meet your best friend? I met mine in Jr. High when she told me my hair looked like Cocker Spaniel ears. That was over 20 years ago, LOL