Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Does Your Marriage Need a Date Night?

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The first time we saw a trailer for Date Night Cory said he wanted to see it.  That happens a lot - we go see a movie and watch all the trailers before, and Cory leans over and tells me he wants to see that one, and that one, and that one.  It seems there are a lot of movies this boy wants to see.  I'm not really surprised about this one, though because it stars Steve Carell and Tina Fey and he really likes both of them.  He watches 30 Rock and The Office, and I don't watch either of those, so I'm not as familiar with them as he is (yes, I know - where have I been?). After watching the trailer, I think I really want to see this movie, too, because it really looks funny.

Date Night, which opens this Friday, April 9, 2010, is about a bored suburban couple who go on their weekly dinner date, claim to be someone else to get a table, and find themselves thrown into a night of intrigue:
there’s breaking and entering, a car chase, a shootout and a showdown with an underworld boss at a strip club. Husband and wife come out of the adventure with some scratches and also with their ardor renewed.  (source:
Sounds like your average night out, right?  The article called Date Night "the latest in a long line of films in which a man and woman liven up the extended sigh that is their marriage with a joint stint as sleuths, crime-busters and action heroes." and compared the movie to a couple movies we really like, True Lies and Mr. & Mrs. Smith.  It seems like an extreme way to shake up a marriage, but it certainly makes for some good entertainment.

Check out the trailer, in case you haven't already seen it:

I don't want anything quite so intense, except to watch, but maybe Jeffrey and I should try doing something fun once in a while - just in case sitting in the living room watching TV and blogging or checking out facebook, each of us on our own laptop, might be considered boring.  We wouldn't want our marriage to be considered an 'extended sigh', would we?  Especially considering it won't be long until Beth moves out and Cory goes to college, and it will be just the two of us.  We better start figuring out what we're going to do and what we're going to talk about!

I'd say we could start the date night thing by going to see the Date Night Movie, but I'm pretty sure our son wouldn't be very happy with us - since he's the one who wanted to see it in the first place.  I guess this particular 'date night' is going to have to be a family night at the movies, pretty much like all our nights at the movies these days.  Before we had kids, we used to run all over town - not being chased by the bad guys, but trying to see how many movies we could see on a Sunday, at matinee price.  Matinee price has gone up a bit since then, but maybe it's about time to try that again?  We'd have to set some rules to make it interesting, like no more than one movie in a row in any particular theater, since we could just go the Majestic and see every movie we wanted without ever moving the car, and where would be the adventure in that?

Remember, Date Night opens this Friday, April 9.  Who will you see it with?

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