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Single men, young kids, and ELO.

Single men, young kids, and ELO. November 5, 2008

They say you need three examples of something to isolate a trend. And I believe I have spotted just such a trend, now.

The Game Plan (2007) is a family-friendly Disney movie about a single man who suddenly finds himself spending quality time with the daughter he never knew he had.

Martian Child (2007) is a mature, but still PG-rated, drama about a single man who adopts a troubled child and spends quality time with him.

And now, this week, comes Role Models, an R-rated comedy about two single men who are ordered by a judge to spend quality time with a couple of boys as part of their community service.

And what do all these films have in common, besides single men spending quality time with children of one sort or another?

They all feature a montage in which part of this quality time is set to the Electric Light Orchestra‘s ‘Mr. Blue Sky’.

I’m not entirely sure what this means. But it must mean something.


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