Sunday, 4 February 2018

Funny timing - Love by Design, and models in dollhouses..

Earlier today, I found and followed a lovely miniature related Instagram account, golightly_miniatures..

One of the pictures they'd shared, a shot by Annie Leibovitz, features a fashion model in a dollhouse, sort of like Alice in Wonderland, too large for her surroundings..

I liked the photo, and moved on..

 After a while, I switched the telly on, and after some channel hopping, I found a romcom type film, which had just started - Love by Design, so I thought I'd leave it on for some background entertainment..

And suddenly, they were having a fashion shoot, where the female lead was arranging this shot;


A glimpse of that scene is on the official movie trailer on youtube;

I just couldn't believe the TIMING.. Until today, I had never seen the original fashion picture.. So, what are the odds, that I should see it for the first time, and then, max. two hours later, see a movie where it was copied..?! Complete coincidence.. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

The film itself is not so good.. ๐Ÿ˜‚ The female lead is from Romania, and goes back home, after losing her job and boyfriend in NYC.. Although she has clearly lived in Romania until old enough to move abroad on her own (=most of her life), her mother starts by introducing her to her other family members, and them to her.. Like, what? Surely, you'd know your family members already, having lived there for your first twenty years or so?!?

Also, they speak English with heavy accents, and some local people speak Romanian, with someone translating to the lead character, because she doesn't understand / speak Romanian.. Again - what? She'd lived there until leaving for the US, and you don't just forget your first language in a few years..

Then, there's the new romantic interest, an English guy, who is desperately trying to be young Hugh Grant..

Lots of facepalming..

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