The flavour this week is Ryan Reynolds. And might I just say...yummmmm!
What brought on the lust for Mr. Reynolds, you ask? Finally got around to renting The Proposal yesterday, last year's rom-com hit in which he starred opposite Sandra Bullock. Bullock plays the dominating, over-bearing book editor Margaret Tate, and Reynolds is her passive, subservient assistant, Andrew Paxton. Andrew is putting in his time with Margaret, knowing that as long as he's obedient and competent, he will one day get his break to become an editor himself.
However, the tables are turned when Margaret, a transplanted Canadian, finds her Visa is expired, and she's about to be deported back to the Great White North, until she comes up with a plan: by promising Andrew a promotion and publication of his book, she blackmails him into marrying her so that she can stay in the country. Andrew reluctantly agrees, and then promptly whisks her up to Alaska for a weekend visit with his family and to celebrate his grandmother's 90th birthday. (And "Gammy" is played by Betty White - what a hoot - another reason to watch the movie!)
The rest is typical romantic comedy fare - of course Andrew and Margaret fall in love for real, and shmoopy-gloopy sugary-sweetness ensues. Luckily for me, I'm a fan of the shmoopy-gloopy sugary-sweetness.
Better yet, I'm a huge fan of Ryan Reynolds. Forget for one second that the guy is absolutely dreamy (and I've thought so ever since his days on the TV comedy Two Guys, a Girl, and a Pizza Place - betcha not many people remember that!) - there are many other reasons to adore him.
For one, he's a Canadian, straight from Vancouver, BC. (He was even engaged to fellow Canadian star, songstress Alanis Morisette, but they parted ways in 2007. He's now married to famous Hollywood starlet Scarlet Johansson). He can even currently be seen, along with other stars such as Michael J. Fox, Sarah McLachlan, Kim Cartrall, Steve Nash, and Eric McCormack promoting tourism in BC, using the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver as the springboard. It's always nice to see Canadian talent make it big.
And making it big is exactly what Ryan Reynolds has been doing for the past decade. He originally began developing notoriety playing the title role in National Lampoon's Van Wilder flicks. For awhile, his claim to fame was his quirky comedic style. Since then, though, he's displayed a more serious side, as well, as he taken on the role of George Lutz in the re-make of The Amityville Horror, and won hearts as the sweet single dad in Definitely, Maybe.
As I mentioend, I've followed Reynolds since his first big break in Two Guys, and it's been great watching his star rise. His sense of humour and comedic tendencies are unique and, even though he's usually cracking jokes, he still oozes charm and charisma.
(Anyone else see the resemblance to Wade Redden in this pic? Holy hell...)
The guy is hot. No doubt about it.
So with this current fetish running through my veins, I've scoured my movie shelves at home, and intend on spending lots of time with Ryan in the next couple of days.
I can already tell it's going to be a good week!