That Helen Mirren can class up anything.

A friend of mine always goes to see all of the Oscar nominated films before the awards ceremony itself, and late January/early February is a flurry of films for her. Tonight we were having dinner, and she mentioned that later this evening she’d be going to see “Albert Nobbs”, the story of a woman dressing as a man so that she might earn a living as a butler in 19th century Ireland. “That’s odd,” I exclaimed, “What’s-her-butt, uh, Helen Mirren has a butler movie out now, too! She wears a prosthetic and everything!” “Really?” my friend asked, puzzled. “Nominated?” “Oh yeah, in the makeup category I think.” “What’s it called?” “Uh..uh…The Butler’s Ding Dong…also known as “I made it up”.”

I’m lucky she didn’t reach across the table and slug me.

Now it probably should be made into a real movie. Potential taglines include: “You rang?” and “One lump or two?”

4 Comments That Helen Mirren can class up anything.

  1. Hutchy February 9, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    Too bad I’m not doing the party this year – this would totally be going up on the trivia wall. “What national children’s association asked that Miren’s character refrain from assisting children in their sales?”

    1. Mellzah February 10, 2012 at 5:51 am

      I would like you to try to convince Tom to see this movie.

  2. Tonya February 10, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    I may or may not have whispered “ding dong!” in said friend’s ear while watching “Albert Nobbs”.

    1. Mellzah February 11, 2012 at 12:58 am

      I’m sure this anonymous friend completely and totally appreciated it!

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