Pop Culture Minute (Several Months Late)
And we came away from it agreeing with about all of that. Ellen Page was completely adorable, as was the boyfriend. And the stepmom rocked, but Allison Janney always rocks. Both the adoptive parents' characters were totally creepy and the adoptive mom barely registered as a character at all, more a paper cutout of a stereotypical depiction of a desperate yuppie adoptive mom. Puhleeze. The Chinese babies remark could've easily been cut without losing anything. And of course they dismiss the whole possibility of open adoption with barely a blink on anyone's part, which is infuriating if you've read, I dunno, even one blog post or one magazine article on the topic in your whole life.
But what really creeped us out were the DVD special features, especially one that was labelled "Gag Take" which was mostly this one actor ranting about how they were making a stupid film with pimply teenage actors. Then the director yells at him. And we were all, like, "huh? Was that real? If it wasn't, what was the gag about? Was there something funny that we missed? Did you think that was funny? I didn't think that was funny. Sheesh."
Did anyone else see that, on the DVD? Because it was weird.
I liked the soundtrack, though.