Remember when you were in high school and you weren’t allowed to go on a date unless 10 other couples went too? I remember that if my mom knew how much
trouble fun we got into on those group dates, she would have risked letting me go to the back seat at the drive-in. And for the record? I miss drive-ins.
We, along with three other couples, went to see “Date Night” over the weekend, at one of those places you can eat pizza and drink beer during the movie. It was opening night and while we got there early, we did not get there early enough. We had to sit in the second row. And that only because we shamed the 20something couple into sliding over a little so we could all sit together. I haven’t sat up front at the movies since I was 11.
When I was 11, it was awesome to see such a huge screen and be able to look right up the actors’ noses. I wondered if kids still get excited to sit in the front row of the movie theater, but then I thought of all the houses that have TVs every bit as big as the screen at the movie theater. Then I wondered if kids even go to the moving picture show anymore. Sheesh.
We all really liked the movie. I’m not one to write reviews, per se, but I liked it. I had noticed it wasn’t getting glowing reviews before we went, but I never worry about that, because I have a tendency to like movies that everyone else pans. For instance, “Wild Hogs” made me laugh so hard I almost peed my pants. It certainly didn’t get good reviews, but I tell you I loved it!
My favorite comedy of all time? “The Hangover” That movie got horrible reviews at first and then went on to win Best Comedy. People were all how could that movie win an award? blah blah blah Well, people, it won best comedy because it was frickin hilarious! It made people laugh! Isn’t that what you want a comedy to do?
Anyway, “Date Night” is a cute movie. I was entertained for a couple of hours and really, that’s all I ask for when I go to the movies. Listening to our friends after the movie, who all had babysitters at home, we felt it was spot on as far as the relationship side of the story went. The other stuff? Just a lot of fun. Wouldn’t we all want a little excitement on our date nights?
Because I was in the second row, I didn’t see what age group the audience happened to be, but if they were all in their 40s with kids at home, this movie was for them.
The college kids there just to drink beer and eat pizza? Maybe not so much.