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
Never heard of this movie, but I do like the 3 Jason Stratham movies that I have seen.
And I’m glad you mentioned a screen relationship that involves two buddies, instead of two lovers … because one of my favorite such ‘buddy films’ is “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.” They lived together, robber together, fought (others) together, fled together, and died together … but they were NOT romantic with each other. Their affection was deep and grounded in shared experiences … somewhat like brothers, but maybe even deeper. And it’s like you explained with your example: Butch and Sundance were opposite in many respects. Butch was smarter and considerably less ‘brave’, not nearly as competetent with his gun, and not much on fist-fighting; he was quite verbal. Sundance was clearly not the brains of the pair, but had enough bravery for both; he was widely known and feared for his gun prowess and no man dared face him; he had little to say. They weren’t entirely opposites, because they both loved the adventure of elaborate thievery … but their ‘natures’ were very different.
Butch and Sundance knew each other so well that a mere ‘look’ from Sundance could convey what a more talkative Butch needed a paragraph to transmit.
I’ve always loved that movie … and the special ‘buddy relationship’ between Butch and Sundance is what makes the story come to life. The music is beautiful also.
Snatch is a Guy Ritchie movie. He was the guy married to Madonna. Before this movie came out there was Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels which is good as well. There are some pretty big names in this movie: Jason Statham, Brad Pitt (who plays a pikey-or Irish gypsy and does an excellent job), and Benicio del Toro. It’s so funny! Man! Definitely going to have to watch it again soon cause uh…I have the director’s cut platinum issue *blush*
Aw, good call! Those movie friendships can be so great. And yes, often even cooler than the romances. I’ll have to check the movie out!
Daisy, I think you would adore this movie. The dialogue is so witty and okay, there’s a lot of violence, but it doesn’t seem as harsh because of their British accents. It’s great!
Good movie! Good choice!! If you like this one, have you seen RocknRolla? That one is awesome, too. It’s also Guy Ritchie’s – and the incredible Mark Strong is in it.
I have several friends that are opposite of me- they call me “the stable one” LOL! Don’t know why we’re friends, we just are. Funny how that happens.
I haven’t seen that one. I’ll have to put it on my to-watch list.
LOL My best friend and I are very similar in some ways, but others we’re polar opposites 🙂