October 12, 2009

My 4 PM Friends

“It’s about sex, love, relationships, careers, a time in your life when everything’s possible. And it’s about friendship because when you’re single and in the city, your friends are your family.” —The original treatment used by Crane, Kauffman and Bright to pitch the series (FRIENDS) to NBC.

When I was growing up, I read somewhere that if you have a few 4 am friends, you can feel proud that you have a gifted life. I always knew I had such friends. People I could call up if necessary at 4 in the morning, but luckily I never needed to. It’s not that I have had a charmed life. It’s just that I don’t let anything except a good book to keep me awake till that late. So if I am not troubled, I did not need to call people up.

Also calling up someone at 4 am doesn’t take much, does it? Yeah, the spouse might act like an ogre, especially so if it’s a friend from the opposite sex, but otherwise what does it take to wake up once in a blue moon?

On Thursday however I found out that the real test was at a completely different time of the day. Imagine a bad day at office. Your closest pal in office is out somewhere. And you don’t know what to do. You think about your friends. All of them are in their offices, fighting it out as bad as you are. Who can you call up at that moment and disturb?

It’s not 4 am anymore. You have got friends, if you have 4 pm friends. And I am just lucky.

Btw, I hate to do this but let me tell you one liners about three movies. It’s a disease. I have nothing to say about them really

Wake Up Sid – Yeah Yeah nice movie. But nothing absolutely brilliant. Watch DCH or The Graduate if you want to.

What’s your Rashee? – If only there were 6 sun signs instead of 12, this would have been fantastic. Bad ending but the first half is really decent

Inglorious Bastards – Tarantino re writes history and gloriously kills the movie. Read a book called “The Eagle has Landed” to know what I mean. But otherwise brilliantly done. The most beautiful scene is what I call “the death in a red” scene. Comes close to my favourite scene of all times, the leaves in American Pie.


Shrutz said...

I read Eagle has Flown **groan**

Quote."He put the phone down and went and got himself a malt whiskey, a squat powerful-looking man with white hair who wore steel-rimmed spectacles." Unquote.

Meow said...

Thank you for that "one-liner" review... you saved my time... lemme wait for someone to give a cd to watch "Wake Up Sid" & "What's your Rashee" :)

Btw, did I tell you that I like your crisp movie reviews??

Shreya said...

Monday is the new Friday. Tuesday is the new Monday.

Madhurjya (Banjo) said...

@ Shrutz - Huh????

@ Meow - Thanks :) Will keep them coming

@ Shreya - :)