Forget love at first sight, we could potentially have love at first copulation.
After all, he has embodied every phase of angst of those of us who grew up in the ’80s, from teen dating dilemmas, to horrific high school reunions, to making lifetime commitments (which he hasn’t, at least publicly). But this film—in which his character fixes problems for a Halliburtonlike company that runs the “first war ever to be 100% outsourced”—is much darker, angrier, and so jam-packed with obscure references to the war on terror, venal corporate-branding strategies, and private military contractors that even this editor of devotee could easily make one a deadly annoying jerk, and I worried he’d shatter expectations 25 years in the making. He seems just as smart, and smart-assed, as the characters he plays. Speaking of which: Perhaps more than any actor, you symbolize the angst and ambivalence of our generation, Generation X. There’s also some element of coming of age during the Reagan administration, which everybody has painted as some glorious time in America, but I remember as being a very, very dark time. It was a messianic fantasy where Iraq was going to be a free-market utopia.
When it comes to dating and love, Millennials often (undeservedly) get a bad rap from the olds for not being serious enough about their romantic pursuits.
Thanks to technology and the proliferation of nearly 4,000 dating services coupled with many Gen Y singles’ active participation in the dating game, Millennials have been broadly saddled with the decidedly unromantic conceit of Netflix & Chill, a new name for the age-old pastime formerly known as the no-strings-attached hook up.
It’s a balmy night in Manhattan’s financial district, and at a sports bar called Stout, everyone is Tindering.
The tables are filled with young women and men who’ve been chasing money and deals on Wall Street all day, and now they’re out looking for hookups.