Wednesday, February 16, 2011

No Strings Attached

Hollywood tried to define PVCs for us in the new movie No Strings Attached starring Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman. Emma (Portman), a doctor in residency, gives Adam (Kutcher) a Valentine's Day card that reads: "You give me premature ventricular contractions". He looks at her puzzled by the medical jargon, and she decodes it for him immediately: "My heart skips a beat." Hardy har har. Funnier if you don't live with them. But I'll try to remember that one for next Valentine's.

And for the record, Tinseltown, PVCs may be perceived as skipped beats but as we have learned, they are actually just premature beats that occur before the regular heartbeat.

And also for the record, I did not actually see the movie, but I read about that line on a movie review. The film critic was trying to demonstrate how genuinely funny the movie is.

Yeah, sure.