Pucker Up

Since it’s all quiet on the Natalie front (although expect a little MakingOf gift later) I thought I might as well respond to Lodovico’s response to yesterday’s Your Highness update.

Lodovico is upset with and firmly disagrees that Natalie will be kissing Danny Mcbride in their new film. Here’s what he had to say:

Even if this is a comedy, that would be too weird they to hook up. And McBride’s character seems a lazy and arrogant nerd, a loser. I highly doubt he gets Natalie’s character at the end. That wouldn’t be funny, just simply weird and awkward. Maybe he’s stalking her aggressively but I couldn’t imagine more… ougggghhhhh… besides, there is already a romantic sequence: between Franco and her fiancée.
I think to show her romantically involved with ugly or weird people is quite unbelievable and unattractive. That’s why they didn’t show her hooking up with Javier Bardem’s character. 🙂 So, I really don’t know why do you think it’s necessary to put her together with an unattractive, fat chubby guy. And why do you think they SHOULD do it. That would be quite disappointing and incredible, so I would be surprised if they would want them hooking up. Ouhhhh….

Firstly, Danny Mcbride is clearly a hot piece of ass.

But for the purposes of this debate, lets just hypothetically agree that he doesn’t make the girls go wild.

Lodovico, buddy, have you ever seen a comedy?

If a pretty girl falling for an unattractive guy is weird, then what is something like the medieval fight that breaks out in Anchorman. That’s weird. What you’re talking about is not only NOT weird but is actually a common practice in comedy.

If anyone is the face of comedy at the moment it is probably this guy.

Seth Rogen.

Now who are some of his love interests from recent comedies?

Dude, how weirded out are you right now? Not only is he physically not a match for those ladies, in those three films he plays, what you would call, a loser. Lazy. Geeky. Pot smoking man-child.

But okay, Seth Rogen is clearly a one off right? He’s got a cute smile and is charming and witty, which makes up for his flaws. But really think of comedians in film…

Adam Sandler
Jonah Hill
Will Ferrel
Jack Black
Jason Segel
Christopher Mintz-Plasse
Michael Cera
Ben Stiller

Hell, even go back in time to…

Jim Carrey
Chevy Chase
Walter Matthau
Jim Belushi
Gene Wilder
Tom Hanks
Bill Murray
Dan Ackroyd
Billy Crystal

Most of the time these guys get the beautiful girl.

And it works. An unusual match up lends itself to comedy. Its not meant to be exactly as it is in the real world. A loser pining after a girl out of his league only to get her in the end can be funny and sweet and entertaining (if done right).

So, no, I don’t think its weird at all.

Of course its entirely possible that the gag is that he pines over Natalie and she continually shoots him down, even at the very end where we would expect her to finally give him his wish.

That’s plausible.

But it’s also much less likely than our flawed but lovable (anti)hero getting the girl in the end.

PS – Why does the thought of it bother you so much?

PPS – Did you just compare Javier Bardem’s looks to Danny Mcbride?

PPPS – I’m totally making this the next poll question.