31 August 2011

At The Movies

There was a time that I watched a movie every Sunday night without fail.  My friends and I didn't even check what was showing we just went and picked from what was there.  After the movie we would talk endlessly about the screenwriting, lighting, acting, costume design and all that pretentious crap over a midnight snack and a bottle of wine or more.   We thought ourselves to be so the cinephile but were most likely the annoying table of 20 something year old's you never want to sit next to.

That all ended when I started watching movies with Paco.  He prefers to watch the movie and that's it, he moves on to the next item on the agenda.  I couldn't believe my unlucky stars.  How can he NOT want to know what I THINK about the movie?  How can he not value what I believe is the stroke of genius in the production?  How can he not be impressed by the gorgeous costume design?  No, he didn't want to sit down over cheese fondue and wine and prolong the whole movie experience.

Then I had kids and just like that my movie days were over.  I hardly every go to a movie these days that aren't animated.  I once objected to Disney but not I freely give them my money and laugh at their jokes.  There is one good thing that has come out of my miserable lame story, I have now found a new cinephile to watch movies with in Aiden.  He LOVES, LOVES, LOVES talking about the movie.  For hours, days, weeks and months.

Yesterday we watched Cars 2.  Aiden is a huge fan of Lighting McQueen and Tow Mater and he has been waiting for it for months which made me excited to take him.  Just as expected he couldn't stop talking about it after.

On our way out of the theater.

Aiden:  Mama, why was McQueen upset at Mater?
Me:  Because he lost the race.
Aiden:  Why did he lose the race?
Me:  Because he got confused with what Mater was saying over the headphones.
Aiden:  Why did he get confused?
Me:  Mater left the pit to meet his girlfriend and McQueen thought Mater was talking to him when he was talking to that secret agent.
Aiden:  Why did he meet his girlfriend?
Me:  Because he enjoys being with her.

Lining up in the bathroom.

Aiden:  Mama, why was McQueen upset at Mater?
Me:  Because he lost the race.
Aiden:  Why did he lose the race?
Me:  Because he got confused with what Mater was saying over the headphones.
Aiden:  Why did he get confused?
Me:  Mater left the pit to meet his girlfriend and McQueen thought Mater was talking to him when he was talking to that secret agent.
Aiden:  Why did he meet his girlfriend?
Me:  Because he enjoys being with her.

In the car on the way home.

Aiden:  Mama, why was McQueen upset at Mater?
Me:  Because he lost the race.
Aiden:  Why did he lose the race?
Me:  Because he got confused with what Mater was saying over the headphones.
Aiden:  Why did he get confused?
Me:  Mater left the pit to meet his girlfriend and McQueen thought Mater was talking to him when he was talking to that secret agent.
Aiden:  Why did he meet his girlfriend?
Me:  Because he enjoys being with her.


Paco, now I know why.