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11 June 2010

Ask Mecha: How many times has Sandra Bullock said the line, "I haven't slept with anyone in X years" or some variant? Speculation encouraged.
Link?
posted by ThePinkSuperhero 11 June | 22:05
No link. Just wondering who the true fans are versus the tabloiders.
posted by Ardiril 11 June | 22:07
I'm pretty up on my celebrity gossip, and even I'm confused. Speak plainly, man.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero 11 June | 22:09
Quesstimate: As an actress, how many times do you think Sandra Bullock has said the line, "I haven't slept with anyone in X years" or some variant in some movie or another? This has nothing to do with her real life.
posted by Ardiril 11 June | 22:11
She says "I haven't slept with a man in 18 months" in The Proposal but I don't recall her saying it in real life or in any other films.
posted by iconomy 11 June | 22:12
This does not appear to be going well.
posted by Ardiril 11 June | 22:12
This does not appear to be going well.

Hehe. We posted at the same time or I would have left off the "in real life" part of my comment.
posted by iconomy 11 June | 22:14
I must say, I really haven't seen a whole lot of her movies. I'm looking in IMDB..., "The Proposal", "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood".... that might be it.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero 11 June | 22:14
This inquiry was prompted by watching The Proposal and when Bullock said that, I asked "How many movies has she said that in?" and my son's girlfriend answered, "More than the ones she hasn't."
posted by Ardiril 11 June | 22:26
I think that I've seen Speed and that beauty pageant movie, I can't say that I don't like her but she makes terrible movies.
posted by octothorpe 11 June | 22:43
Katherine Heigl just said the other day that she always asks herself, What Would Sandra Bullock Do? She meant more in the general life way, but if she had been talking about movies, she's well on her way to a career full of really bad movies.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero 11 June | 22:57
Looking at Heigl's imdb page, she is definitely picking scripts using that rule of thumb.

she makes terrible movies - like movies with the line "I haven't slept with a man in x years."
posted by Ardiril 11 June | 23:16
I saw "27 Dresses", "Knocked Up" and "The Ugly Truth", and they were all terrible. I don't get the appeal of Heigl; Bullock is attractive and likable, whereas Heigl always plays someone who has a big stick up her ass, and generally looks the part, as well.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero 11 June | 23:25
Bullock is attractive and likable - That's true. I have always like her offscreen personality.

Of Heigl's, I only saw The Ugly Truth, but that was a bad script to start. Choosing to do it was her mistake.
posted by Ardiril 11 June | 23:30
No kidding. That one was probably the worst of all.

But I put my finger on what's missing with her- charm. She is utterly charmless. Think of Julia Roberts- so charming in any role. I've never seen that in Katherine Heigl, and it's not looking good- before SATC2, I saw the trailer for her next one. Something about her and some guy she doesn't like being left a baby (as though babies can be left to people in wills like jewelry or a stamp collection- crazy, but that's another story).
posted by ThePinkSuperhero 11 June | 23:37
Ha, I saw that trailer. Disgustingly terrible. A fun romantic comedy about raising a baby when both its parents die.
posted by amro 11 June | 23:51
I was going to shamefacedly admit that I liked Heigl in Fool's Gold, but then I remembered that I can't tell the difference between Katherine Heigl and Kate Hudson, and IMDB tells me that Fool's Gold has Kate Hudson. Damn.

I've only seen like 5 movies with Sandra Bullock, but it feels like a lot. I used to like her more. Her characters do seem to be tragically not having much sex. (But not in The Blind Side (we assume). Which, by the way, it's a crime that she got an Oscar for. I think I'll just start calling everything she does Oscar-winning, because if The Blind Side was it, I can't tell anymore.)

Somehow I can just hear her characters saying that phrase in all those other Oscar winning performances. Maybe it's the power of suggestion.
posted by fleacircus 12 June | 00:49
Heigl was super charming in that Disney channel body-switch movie (Wish Upon a Star?) and in the first couple of seasons of Grey's. I love love love the scene in which, when her co-workers and patients find out she was a lingerie model to pay for med school, she gets really mad, strips in the locker room, and calls them all out on their bullshit. It's a fantastic piece of acting by a strong woman. As far as I'm concerned, it's all been downhill since then.

"Fine! Let's look at that tattoo up close and personal, shall we? What are these? Oh my god! Breasts! How does anybody practice medicine hauling these things around? And what have we got back here? Letís see if I remember my anatomy. Glutes, right? Letís study them, shall we? Gather around and check out the booty that put Izzie Stevens through med school! Have you had enough, or should I continue, because I have a few more very interesting tattoos. You want to call me Dr. Model? That's fine. Just remember that while you're still sitting on two hundred grand of student loans... I'm out of debt."
posted by unsurprising 12 June | 01:58
Heigl was super charming in that Disney channel body-switch movie (Wish Upon a Star?)

OMG YES! I loved that movie! What happened to her?
posted by ThePinkSuperhero 12 June | 09:55
Julia Roberts is charming? Really? Now, I love the movie Erin Brockovitch and her portrayal of Erin is really very good, but I can't think of any other film starring her where I haven't found her super-annoying in some way. I thought it was the characters first, since I could actually stand her in Sleeping with the enemy (rooting for the battered woman the whole way through), but asking around it seems everyone I know here just plain can't stand her. Have I been watching all the wrong movies or are we seeing another Julia Roberts here, live viewing her differently with 'european' eyes? Most no-fan-of_julias here say she laughs to loud and sum up her as "very American". Maybe that's it, we don't "get" that whole apple-pie girl-next-door thing.
posted by dabitch 12 June | 10:13
I was thinking of movies like Pretty Woman, Notting Hill, My Best Friend's Wedding. I guess charming is in the eye of the beholder!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero 12 June | 10:17
Oh god I hate Pretty Woman. I thought George Costanza was the most likeable character in it.
posted by dodgygeezer 12 June | 11:23
She was okay in Closer, Charlie Wilson's War and Oceans Eleven.
posted by fleacircus 12 June | 16:24
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