What Your Son Will Say: Dad, why did she suddenly start playing the accordion? (You: Quiet, Jimmy, this is a classic.)
What We Say: Critics have been bemoaning the rise of the quirky, bespectacled character who teaches some sadsack the true meaning of "joie de vivre" since before Nathan Rabin coined the phrase in 2005, but that doesn't mean it has shown any signs of slowing.
Zooey Deschanel or any one of her doppelgangers seem to have a new faux-indie film in which musical instruments are played in the rain and big box store home décor sections are turned into pillow forts coming out every four or five days. We didn't think the trend would last this long, but it certainly can't last another twenty years. Right?