My deep and everlasting love of Alan Alda is well documented on this blog. He is one of my absolute favorite actors so when his new movie Tower Heist came out, I knew I had to see it. Granted, this movie is more of a Ben Stiller/Eddie Murphy driven film but my guy Alan had his fair share of screen time as well.
The movie got off to a promising start- Alan Alda with his shirt off swimming. Let me tell you a little somethin somethin- Mr. Alda is rockin that 75 year old bod. I mean, sure, the movie is obviously playing up his heartthrob status by having him shirtless but that is A-ok by me. 😉
After that, things got uncomfortable. Mostly because Alan Alda is the bad guy. A real bad guy. A money stealing-lying to yo mama-keeping the little guy down kind of bad guy. And I just couldn’t take it. It upset me. Obviously, I know he was playing a part but I genuinely hated to see him like that. I just couldn’t take him as a villain. The movie was difficult for me to watch because on the one hand, I wanted the good guys to get theirs, but on the other hand, I didn’t necessarily want anything bad to happen to Alan Alda. When they get him in the end, he looks so sad. And his character totally deserved it but all I saw was Alan Alda sad eyes and that made me want to hug him and tell him everything will be ok.
So, overall, I would have to say this movie just made me uncomfortable.
Funny story: When Alan Alda shows up on screen with his shirt off, I may have squealed like a teenage girl and gotten some very strange looks from people. Whatever. A love like ours can’t be understood.