The U.S.-Mexico border is 1,989 miles long. It’s one of the most frequently crossed international boundaries in the world, with an estimated 300+ million legal crossings annually.
Yet it’s the illegal, unseen cartel traffic through the tunnels and border gaps that should be truly astounding, as it drives much of the strife along our southern border. So, how can a problem this widespread, but concealed, be attacked? The only way to eradicate it is to cut the head off the snake and watch it die, right?
Yes, when it boils down to it, this is a rom-com. And yes, as a result, it uses some common rom-com tropes to reach the conclusion audiences have come to expect from the genre. But let me make this very clear from the get-go: as much as it uses these cinematic devices and bridges dialogue with well-timed, cringe/laugh-inducing sexual innuendos, Sleeping With Other People has a good amount of heart and offers a lot of truth. In fact, I’d say that the biggest stretch from reality comes not at the end but at the very beginning, when the audience is asked to believe that Alison Brie’s character is having difficulty getting a boring TA to sex her up. I don’t buy it.
Paper towns, full of paper people, living in their paper houses – brought to life.
The latest on-screen adaptation from John Green (The Fault in Our Stars) introduces the uninitiated to Margo Roth Spiegelman (Cara Delevingne) – the coolest, prettiest, and inarguably most popular girl in your average suburban Florida high school. Her free-spirited reputation precedes her by miles, whether or not the stories of traveling in a circus or with a rock band are ultimately true. She’s the type of enigmatic character you’d love to go on an adventure with, but are instead left chasing.
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to overlook the fact that this series would feature dramatically different endings if their missions were, in fact, impossible and instead just sit back and enjoy.
I highly recommend you choose to accept the mission.