Thursday, April 09, 2009

Anna Faris Thinks Date Rape Is Funny **Observe & Report Spoilers***


I don't have a lot of desire to see the movie Observe And Report. I already watched the other mall cop movie and I also am on a bit of an anti-Seth Rogen kick right now. So, that combined with the fact that this is supposed to be darker and has Anna Faris as the lead in it, and it screams to me, just go ahead and wait to see it.

Now though it has even become more dark and scary. Apparently there is a fairly graphic scene in the movie where Anna Faris gets drunk on tequila and pills and passes out. Seth Rogen's character then proceeds to, by any definition of the word, rape her. Anna Faris is unconscious throughout the entire scene except for one brief moment when Set Rogen stops and she says, "Did I tell you to stop?" and then passes out again.

Apparently though Anna thinks that because she delivers the one line during the rape that it becomes funny. In an interview with NY Magazine who also talks about this entire scene in much more detail, Anna said, "It's like date rape — that's funny, right?"

I'm guessing there are going to be many, many women who are going to take issue with that statement by Anna. It is one thing to have a scene in a movie where a character is raped. It is quite another to have that character say that because she utters one line it suddenly makes it funny. She doesn't deny that it is date rape, just that it is funny. Maybe she should go speak to women who have been date raped, show them the scene and say, "hey, see? it's funny." I'm sure she will get lots of laughs.

43 comments:

Pookie said...

"I also am on a bit of an anti-Seth Rogen kick right now" <--- me too!

oh anna. what a moronic and stupid thing to say. she needs to put down seth's bong.

klg said...

I had to see this film for work and it's reprehensible in general and more importantly, not funny. Oh, and you get about two solid minutes of full frontal action of a fat guy's weiner flapping around as he's being chased. So, I don't recommend seeing this before dinner...you'll lose your appetite. Paul Blart sucked as well but at least it wasn't mean-spirited like O&R.

WBotW said...

I've considered both Anna Faris and Seth Rogen to be completely over-rated for quite some time now. Honestly, I couldn't stand Rogen back in his Freaks and Geeks days, which is pretty telling, since that was his best work thus far. And Faris? *shudders* Not funny. Never HAS been funny, and is certainly not the hot piece of a$$ she's like to believe she is.
Doesn't surprise me at all that these two losers are in a film that is trying to make date rape funny.

Quintessential Southerner said...

yeah, that's very bad and the publicity on this comment will help tank this film. or so i hope...

r-rated comedies tend to go way out there. so i'm not surprised about the mean-spirited nature.

GladysKravitz said...

I don't understand why anyone would think that was funny, even Anna Faris. I think her line makes it even worse. Maybe they needed to observe and report home--see what their mamas had to say.

LauraM said...

I think she was so high on whatever she was on, that she didn't realize what she was saying. No excuse though. Movie seems lame anyway and it will flop like most of seth rogen's future movies. i really loved him, but i read his "hating kids" comment and i'm fazed. why would you bite the hand that feeds you? i understand you don't like kids, but wow, he said some harsh things about the people that have made him who he is. If a group of people i wouldnt particularly were responsible for my financial well being, i would definitely warm up to them and not hate so much anymore. but hey, at least he's honest right?

Quintessential Southerner said...

yeah he's too honest. it's not wise for anyone to shit where they have to eat.

pomme said...

after beat your girlfriend ,it's right.Now drunk date rape is cool! Next step,pedophily is great!

AnnMarie said...

I hate people.

whole_lotto _luv said...

No, Anna Faris, you dumbass, there's nothing funny about date rape.

This guarantees I will never see this movie.

Stepheracci said...

I'm also on the Anti-Seth train after I realized he plays the exact same guy every time in his movies. Same mannerisms, same tone, same movements. He also needs hot women to tell him he's sexy and good-looking in every movie when his character worries that he's fat. Newsflash: you ARE tubby and not attractive. After watching Zach and Miri and Pineapple Express back-to-back, I'm done with Seth Rogen.

nancer said...

so there's a scene in this movie where she's raped while passed out? OMG, that is SOOOOO funny.




not.

there's a reason too many people out there don't take things like date rape seriously and movies like this sure as hell don't help.

as for her offensive comment, i guess i could wish she wakes up one night and sees a bunch of naked fat hairy guys pulling on their pants after having 'funny' sex with her while she was passed out and helpless. oh, how i'd laugh then.

Sarah said...

I'm still a Seth Rogen fan and I HATED this movie. It was so disturbing. I think if it had really been a dark comedy it might have worked but instead they threw a bunch of totally incongruous lighthearted moments in there and made fun of a lot of moments that just weren't funny. Like when a delusional bipolar guys goes off his meds and starts attacking people? Not funny. This movie was like if you made a comedy about Columbine and instead of killing themselves at the end, the shooters were crowned homecoming kings. Twisted and not funny.

*girl said...

Does Enty's anti-Seth kick have anything to do with all the coke BI about the actor who's lost weight all the while Seth is showing up on talk shows saying he lost the weight through exercise?

Because that's been annoying me.

David D. said...

It's not impossible to make rape funny--just very very very difficult (I think Pedro Almodovar tried it a few times in his films, like in Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down; and then there's the whole undercover policeman in the park thing in Where's Poppa). However, these are clearly not the people to do it, nor is this the right film. It's too bad--I'd like to see both Seth Rogan and Anna Faris step out of their conventional roles...just not this way.

nancer said...

'it's not impossible to make rape funny.'

ok, only a guy could say that. it would never come from a WOMAN---and certainly not from one who's been raped. there's nothing remotely funny about rape.

Moxie said...

I guess the writers thought it'd be OK if she regained consciousness for a couple seconds and "gave consent" for it to continue? EW, EW, EW. It doesn't work that way in reality.

A lot of young boys (and let's face it, some men) will watch this scene and think it's cool/funny/awesome, because an average looking schlub got to have sex with a hot chick. That's the thing, they won't see it as rape.

I need to take a cleansing shower now, I feel gross just thinking about this. :(

Nature Girl said...

I'm lumping Seth with another Canadian actor who can only play one role, Michael Cera.
Over. It.
Be happy you've made it this far boys...now have a piece of humble pie.

Judi said...

Who WROTE that shi*t? I don't bother seeing immature moronic crap like this. And Anna Faris has just sunk any career she had. Terrible!

Harriet Hellfire said...

Although I do believe that it is OK to make fun of pretty much anything, thus rendering it non-threatening, I think actors like these have to take some sort of responsibility for the kind of audience that they have. Thing is, date rape is really, really, common. I think most women I know have at some point had sex when they didn't really want to. Or when they were really drunk and did it to get it over with or because they felt they were "supposed to". And , like this particular scene says, if you don't say "no" or "stop" it's not considered rape. Apparently a man is completely unable to detect if a woman is not into it unless she explicitly says so. And if she is too drunk to say anything...well...then it's "her fault".
And that's what this scene is making fun of, and I do think that Anna Faris said that it's funny in a sarcastic tone. So in the grand scheme of things, I don't really think this is a huge deal, but then again, I haven't seen the movie.

Marisa said...

Nature Girl-
Totally agree.

SkittleKitty said...

Evidently the chick has been typecast...she is just as dumb as the characters she plays.

And that talent...well... don't get me started there. Wasn't there a blink about the actress really living up to the 'getting work via the producer's couch' thing? Hmmmm.

SkittleKitty said...

A blind, not a blink, of course. ;)

LauraM said...

I agree with harriet hellfire partly. you could be able to make fun of just about anything, depending how it'd done. but there are certain things that are too touchie though. I was date raped one time. i kept saying no and the guy didn't care and kept going like if i was saying yes. i blamed myself for a while, but then i came to terms with it that it wasn't. so, i guess because i've been through it, it wouldn't be funny to me no matter how tasteful or what the context is. but hey, some people would find it offensive and some won't.
as far as her comment, don't think she was being sarcastic, she said it in regards to the scene in the movie. the scene in the movie is about a her being date raped, because date rape is funny, right? No anna, WRONG.

Ernestine said...

I have NEVER found a Seth Rogan vehicle funny. EVER. Pineapple Express was fucking stupid (and inexplicably violent, but I guess you just HAVE to appeal to the pimply videogame-obsessed demographic, so whatever), and this just makes me hate him.

And fuck you, Anna Faris. You dumb twat. Ever know a rape victim?

LauraM said...
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LauraM said...

LOL! your comment is awesome, Ernestine. You go E, You tell Anna to go F herself!

Ernestine said...

"It's not impossible to make rape funny."

Wow. Alright.

David D: so, if some thug bends you over a filthy, maggoty trashcan in some dank alley on a random night and porks you against your will, that would be totally fucking hilarious, right?

Ernestine said...

Oh, and by the way -- citing Almodovar as some sort of cultural excuse for your statement doesn't make you some beacon of aesthetic knowledge. It makes you a douchey dilettante.

B626 said...

If you are over the age of consent and you drink YOURSELF into a semicoma I cannot feel sorry for what happens to you. If roofies etc are snuck into your drink it's a different sitch.Men who are stupid enuff to do this too much alcohol thing get the Sharpie treatment and get pics taken. Girls, it's more scary but it's still YOUR responsibility to say 'when'. This is just a stupid silly movie-Anna Faris just doing scandalous PR to get press-duh.

Ernestine said...

Because having a moustache drawn on one's face with a sharpie is an offense equal to having someone force his penis into your vagina against your will?

Stupidity abounds.

B26, you've obviously never known a rape victim. I hope you remain blissfully ignorant.

Miss X said...

This just makes me sick. Thanks for the warning, Enty. I won't be seeing this movie.

Ironically, I was just telling my coworkers today that I like Seth Rogen. I would like to take that back.

Moxie said...

I like how B626 thinks the worst thing that happens to men who drink themselves into oblivion is the Sharpie treatment. You don't think men can be raped when they're passed out? Ah, the innocence of youth.

You probably wouldn't say such stupid things if it occurred to you that men can be raped too. It's no big deal as long as it happens to a drunk woman, right? So if your dude buddy friend drinks a little too much and he's raped you won't feel sorry him, huh? Wow, some friend you are!

Wil said...

What's that old Carlin joke? "Rape isn't funny!! Oh ya .. imagine Daffy Duck raping Elmer Fudd." -- or something akin. I guess my point is .. even someone as advanced in humor and life as George Carlin was didn't get it. If he didn't, I guaran-damn-tee ya the lame brain moron who wrote this POS surely [and obviously] doesn't.

Anna Faris?? Well .. she was okay in "Lost in Translation" but she was pretty much just playing herself, right? Brain-dead "chick" of the moment in Hollywood trying to make bank before her assets sag and she is pitched to the curb ala every other blonde bimbo character actress. So .. I pretty much expect this stupidity from her. I mean - Hello .. Bunny movie!?!?

And Seth Rogen .. if he had a ounce of talent or integrity as an actor probably would have thought twice about actually submitting to having a character he played do such a thing. But he doesn't .. so he didn't. So again .. pretty much expect stupidity.

All in all .. it looks like a crap movie that the kids will love and old stick in the mud codgers like me will bemoan with something akin to 'What is wrong with kids today!" Ugh ..

Prisstina said...

Anna Faris...was always the chick who ruined Lost In Translation. Now she's the insensitive, uneducated moron who thinks date rape is "funny".

Sadly, she'd probably consider that a step up.


Seth Rogen is now on minute 14 of his 15 minutes.

B626 said...

Be responsible for your OWN drinking. Know your limits. If you don't drink
to the point of totally passing out there won't be the question of 'What happened to me last nite?'

Ernestine said...

And we should all take advice on personal responsibility from a person who cannot even spell N-I-G-H-T correctly.

campchristy said...

Know your own limits? These things happen to people often times before they have had enough chances to learn their limits - I remember being young and immature, and I diffintely had to have numerous experiences before "learning my own limits". Statements like that are broad generalizations based on limited worldview.

dbfreak said...

I'm with Ernestine, campchristy and others stating that B626 is being unrealistic and has obviously been LUCKY enough not to have been raped while under the influence.

I hadn't had the chance to figure out my limits yet when I was 16, got drunk, passed out and got raped. And I STILL said no and tried to struggle but that didn't work. The passing in and out of consciousness while being raped happened a little later. So, I suppose had I not managed to put up ANY kind of a fight and had just passed out, then that would have been my fault. Bullshit.

mg said...

@Harriet Hellfire:

Wow, you're totally wrong. Even under Common Law (think 13th Century) it is a crime -RAPE- for a man to have sex with a women unable to give consent because she is intoxicated.

In other words, even Lord Hale recognized that having sex with a passed-out person = rape.

Just so were clear - if you're not sure if you have consent, STOP and ASK. It's really not that hard.

If the person is too wasted to answer coherently - you don't have it.

sauvage said...

I don't get the goddamn difference between "date rape" and "rape". Rape is rape, goddamnit, whether you knew the person before or not. HOW can you create an expression like "date rape"? It is so cynical!

helenf said...

@B626 There is too much emphasis on telling women not to place themselves in certain situations. Instead we should be telling men not to rape women.

Pete said...

I fucking love anna faris and seth rogan! they were joking. get over it.