This weekend, my family and I went on a movie-watching spree. We’d been telling the girls we’d find a movie that we all would enjoy, and so we sat down and watched That Thing You Do! with Tom Hanks. The girls were dubious at first, but ended up loving it. So much so that Isabella told us she downloaded it to her iPad. I guess it’s going to replace Family Plot as her go-to movie.
If you haven’t seen it, run out and get it NOW. As far as I’m concerned, this movie has no flaws. And, according to my husband, the goofy bandmember also plays the dad in the Wimpy Kid movies.
(Speaking of playing someone else, is anyone else a Notting Hill fan? I can’t believe I didn’t recognize the hapless stockbroker friend as Richard from Downton Abbey!)
Our evening didn’t stop there, though. My husband works at a K-8 elementary school, and so the girls are constantly talking about Twilight. And my eldest daughter brought up “What’s Twilight” recently. So we decided to watch it (oddly, I think Don and I enjoyed it more than Catherine, who said it was “weird”). But after that, we went ahead and downloaded New Moon, too (which, as a movie, I thought it significantly missed the mark. Bella was an idiot for most of the movie, and there was no thriller aspect from Victoria, and the Jacob thing never did it for me as I never believed he was a danger or a potential love interest. Be that as it may, I’m going to continue watching the series. (I haven’t read the books; only the first one, so except what dribbles out into pop culture, this is all new to me.)
Needless to say, our Saturday night was pretty much useless … but fun! Have you seen any of those flicks? What did you think? What’s the most recent movie you watched?