But though the movie I schlepped to the theater to see did nada for me, a pre-movie chewing gum commercial interwoven into a sweet little 2-minute story of young love set to the background music of "I Can't Help Falling In Love With You" charmed, enchanted and captivated me.
If you happen to have seen "The Intern" at the Gahanna Stoneridge Movies 16 you'll know which commercial I'm talking about.
In truth, maybe the real problem for me with "The Intern" was that commercial. It was just too hard and act for the movie to follow.
Anyway, I found the commercial on Youtube and it turns out that it has a title: "Extra Gum: The Story Of Sarah And Juan".
Warning: This commercial may contain contain mushy, gushy, ooey, gooey, heart-tuggy material which in some individuals may cause sighing, in others a gag reflex, in yet others an ambivalent emotional mix. Some people will just shrug and say "meh."
Anyway, if you wish to go there, here's the link to "Extra Gum: The Story Of Sarah And Juan":
I'll admit, however, that much as I love that commercial, it's not going to induce me to buy chewing gum. Though I indulged in manys the stick in my younger days, I have no desire for it any more. The problem with gum, I've learned, is that it starts off with an exhilarating burst of flavor which fades away soon enough, then all you're doing is chewing, chewing, chewing 'til all you're getting out of it is a headache.
Kind of like love sometimes. ;)