We watched one of “my” movies last night.
The previous night, we watched one of “Jenny’s” movies.
I act like it’s a big sacrifice to watch one of “Jenny’s movies”.
I don’t know what that does for me….acting like I’m making a sacrifice watching one of these movies. Maybe that’s “just how I roll”?
Anyway, usually they’re some kind of period drama….with manners and fancy old-looking outfits….and a fully realized storyline.
My movies are loud and brash….with people getting trapped in things and fast cars that blow up or jump off of high places.
My movies are an adrenaline pumping rush!!!
The funny thing is, I usually fall asleep during my adrenaline fests….but I sit in rapt attention for almost all of “Jenny’s movies”.
It’s something about the character development….or the scenery….or the sometimes quiet pacing.
I’m a sucker for the chick flicks.
I SIT FOR THE CHICK FLICKS!
I must be a chick.
Nah….I’m no chick.
Everything was destroyed in the movie that I picked out for last night….and, at the end of the movie, when Carla Gugino asked the Rock, “What now?” (spoiler)….and he said, “We rebuild”…..( “We rebuild”!!) ….I felt like I’d gotten my money’s worth.
It was going to be alright.
San Francisco would rise from the rubble…..the Rock would rebuild.
“San Andreas” was what I expected it to be….and I stayed awake (!!) for the whole movie.
“Far from the Madding Crowd” was a great film….and a story that I’m still thinking about.
As much as I pretend to be some weird cinematic martyr when we watch those quiet films that Jenny picks out, I think that she knows the real score.
I love a movie about real people….doing things at “real people speed”….who do “real people things” that are… really interesting.
It’s great to “save the world”….but “real” ….really captures my imagination and attention.
Jenny’s got me pegged.
I DIG THESE “CHICK FLICKS”!!
At least the ones where they wear all these old clothes.