Michelle Pfeiffer and Kathy Bates get “Personal”


No, they’re not dating. No, they’re not even playing a couple on-screen. But I sucked ya in, didn’t I? Actually, they’ve both signed on to roles in a movie entitled Personal Effects, which will also star Ashton Kutcher. Kathy Bates will play mom to Kutcher, while Michelle Pfeiffer will play the object of his affection.

The film tells the story of a man (Kutcher) dealing with the death of his sister. He goes looking for answers and instead meets a beautiful older woman (Pfeiffer) who is dealing with a similar tragedy in her past. Cue the dramatic music and ensuing romance. What is it with Kutcher and older women? At least he has good taste.

Of course, I do find myself wondering what it is with Kutcher, at all. I was never a fan of That ’70s Show, and I can’t stand Punk’d. I watched Dude, Where’s My Car? to look at Jennifer Garner and laugh at Hal Sparks. I just don’t get the fascination. Granted, that might have something to do with the fact that I’m just not into boys. So I would like someone to explain to me the hype surrounding this guy. Though frankly, I’m not sure an explanation will help. He reminds me too much of Daniela Sea‘s Max from The L Word.

Despite my apathy regarding Kutcher, at least being wooed by him is a better choice on Pfeiffer’s part than recent rumors of her involvement in a Grease remake.

As much as I like Michelle Pfeiffer and adore Kathy Bates, they probably won’t be enough to get me out to the theaters to see this thing. But if Bates gets to scold Kutcher repeatedly during the course of the film, I may rent the DVD just to watch those scenes.

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