Girls’ Night Out! A girlfriend and I went for dinner at Chili’s where I had some of the best fajitas EVER from their new (?? – I don’t get out much, so I don’t know how new “new” is) fajita menu, then we went to see “Get Smart.” I LOVED it and haven’t laughed so hard for a long time. I know the reviews are mixed, and I don’t have any explanation for it. Although, I should maybe mention that I never saw the original TV show, so maybe that made it funnier for me since I didn’t have any preconceived expectations. Steve Carrell is a hoot, as always, and there’s plenty of fantastic humor. It’s rated PG-13, but we were talking afterward about our surprise that there was very little “bad language/swearing” (what do they call it in the rating system??), and even though there was shooting and fighting, there wasn’t blood and gore.
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For instance, at one point, Agent Smart shoots himself in the face multiple times with a small dart-thingy (not a technical term). He pulls it out each time and there is never any blood.
All in all, I’d say it’s a great summer movie if you want something light and silly that will make you laugh until you almost pee your pants a couple times.