Because You Asked For It: ‘Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus’ Movie

By  · Published on April 19th, 2010

As a fair warning, this post is going to include adult material, recognize that the act of sex exists, and recognize how funny it can be. If that offends you, I hear How to Train Your Dragon is playing somewhere right now.

For the rest of you, you may also want to stop reading now before finding out that Summit has optioned the television and movie rights to John Gray’s entire “Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus,” self-help schlock series with plans to develop on both of those rights. That means we’ll be seeing a middling romantic comedy about how different men and women are complete with the MAFMWAFV title slapped right on there for good measure.

And I say it’s about time. It’s about time that someone brave enough made a movie that would point out the fact that women and men are fundamentally different and find some comedy from that premise. It’s shocking, in a way, that no one has ever thought about it before.

Fortunately, now we’ll be able to see this revolutionary idea with the seal of approval from a cultural icon that belongs on I Love The 90s.

I realize fully that I’m not in the giant spectrum of people that catapulted the book series to popularity two decades ago, but I also can’t get behind this idea because the headline might as well read “Summit Developing Uninspired Endeavor To Capitalize On Strangely Popular Book.”

I mean that sincerely. I can hold out the hope that I’ll be eating crow when the movie comes out, but the state of romantic comedies is already a wreck, and this project looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, and will hopefully contain helpful tips from the book series that will teach women to inform their husbands on when they plan to masturbate and for men to treat their wives like hug-fueled machines.

My only real question is whether Katherine Heigl will be available. Fingers crossed.

What the hell?

Source: /film

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