“All About Steve” a commentary

The movie All About Steve starring Sandra Bullock was very different from The Proposal or The Blind Side, all of which came out this past year.  Basically it is the story of a women who creates crossword puzzles for the local paper for  a living.  She loves what she does, but does not make much money, still lives at home, (with a cover story of her apartment being fumigated) and is not in a relationship.  Still, she appears happy with who she is, and her life in general.

One day, after a particularly disastrous appearance at a local schools career day, she literally throws herself at Steve on their first date, which had been set up by both of their parents.  She writes a crossword focussed on him, loses her job and chases him around the country.

At first, I thought the movie was pretty stupid, but then I realized that they were trying to make a point.

Be happy with who you are, don’t let other peoples’ expectations guide your life. 

I like that.  Once I realized that the movie was not just a silly spoof, but a social commentary on how pointless it is to try to fulfill other peoples’ expectations it became much more enjoyable.

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4 Responses to ““All About Steve” a commentary”

  1. Gloria Says:

    umm, I think the movie was pretty stupid but I am glad I watched it with you so you could explain the meaning behind it. It might be a good movie for one of your classes – well except for that one scene — just hard to find good movies — and this wasn’t even rated R. ugh!

  2. JaCi Waldorf Says:

    I loved this movie. I got the message right away and thought it was a refreshing change from the usual romantic comedies that always end up with the two individuals falling in love and living happily ever after.

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