It’s Not About the Margerine

I was watching Kate and Leopold earlier today because I often have movies on while I’m writing, whether it’s for work or my own stuff, and because a friend recently told me he left a university job seeking more money while he finally finishes his dissertation, and is soon to be taking a job involving market research.

I was watching the scene where Leopold (Hugh Jackman) storms off the set of the commercial Kate (Meg Ryan) hired him to make because he actually tasted the product, and found it to be revolting.

I really wish that instead of her tirade about how she needs a rest and had to pay dues and everything, that she’d have grabbed him by the lapels, and said, “It’s not about the margerine.” Because it’s not. It’s about the image.

I mean, who wouldn’t buy something – anything – that Hugh Jackman was selling?

Yeah, including me.

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One thought on “It’s Not About the Margerine

  1. “It’s not about the margarine”. Honestly, I think that would’ve worked better. But then we wouldn’t have had a classic Meg Ryan tirade. And you can’t havea Meg Ryan movie without at least ONE tirade. Except for Restoration, but she wasn’t the main character there so it probably doesn’t count…

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