FUNNY Bana or TIME TRAVELER Bana?
I'm going to go out on a limb here - Eric Bana is having a pretty ass-kicking summer. He co-starred in STAR TREK, one of the critical and box office hits of the summer, and he's still got two summer films teed up that are almost guaranteed hits (FUNNY PEOPLE and THE TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE). This man is hitting every genre: sci-fi action, Apatowian fun with heart, a real romance. Kudos, Bana.
But, as we cruise into the end of summer, braving the August heat and September back-to-schoolness for our next theater-going experience, I felt it imperative to arm our GATW readers with a guide. Okay, I couldn't sleep last night, and this seemed like a fun way to recover from last week's Comic-Con slam (probably with another week of fallout). WHICH ERIC BANA IS RIGHT FOR YOU? Check out the FUNNY PEOPLE red band trailer HERE, and THE TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE trailer HERE, ponder, and let's get down to brass tacks.
FUNNY PEOPLE BANA!
Character name: Menacingly listed on IMDb just as "Clarke." One name - like Cher. A superfluous "e," like, uhhh, somebody, I'm sure.
Who he is: Australian with an attitude problem, married to Leslie Mann's Laura, clearly blocking tru wuv between Laura and Adam Sandler's George Simmons.
Likes: massage parlors (wink wink, nudge nudge), hitting people, tight shirts.
Dislikes: people who make fun of his accent.
Will appeal to: women who like jerks.
Will fall flat with: comedians with bad taste in hats.
THE TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE BANA!
Character name: Henry DeTamble.
Who he is: insanely hot, hard-living, bad boy who also happens to be a time traveler with a predilection for finding his way back to Rachel McAdams.
Likes: time traveling, Rachel McAdams' Clare Abshire, rock shows, drinking.
Dislikes: time traveling, snow.
Will appeal to: women (ALL WOMEN). Did you see that scene when he's talking to McAdams in the bath about meeting their unborn child? This is porn for the ladies.
Will fall flat with: men who fear their women will want a Henry-sized dedication from them. Seriously, dudes, let your women go with their girlfriends to this, don't punish yourself by accompanying them.
Which Bana are you most excited about?