This post originally appeared on Open Letters Love Amy.

Dear George Mr. Clooney (see, I was listening during the Q and A!),

I’m on to you. My uncle Jerry and I figured it out. Here is how he and I spent last night:

I was excited to see it. I love this kind of movie and love them even more when they include Ryan Gosling in nice suits. But this movie wasn’t really about politics or loyalty, was it? It was about directing a movie that featured both you and dear, sweet Ryan so that you could make yourself look more handsome than him. You’re worried, right? Jerry said, and I agree, that you are the last real movie star. But I’m thinking this Ryan kid scares you a bit. And rightfully so. He is more handsome than you maybe ever were. Even the back of his head and his adorable little ears are handsome! In Ides of March, you shot him in ways that made him look slightly less handsome – a 9 instead of a 10. AND you covered up half of his face with your own on the posters. Very sneaky.

But joke’s on you. No matter how long your legs looked sitting in that chair during the Q and A, and no matter how sweet that leather jacket was that you were wearing, Ryan Gosling as handsome as ever, and taller than you. It’s okay! Everyone still loves you. Even though it is CLEAR that you know you are George Clooney. Let the boy have his fun.

Even if Gosling wasn’t quite his Crazy Stupid Love handsomeness, he was still Ryan Gosling, so that was nice. And the movie was enjoyable on the whole. I loved that not only was it a free screening and we got to hear from you and Grant Heslov afterward, but there were Robek’s Juice samples while we waited in line! You should definitely try the Hummingbird, it’s quite good.

Love, Amy

P.S. How crazy was that red headed girl who asked the question about cigarettes and product placement and then wouldn’t put her hand down for the next half hour??

P.P.S My cousin Dusty says hi. He used to work at Smokehouse. Remember that time you tripped and fell coming in the door? Dusty was the other guy in the office who saw.