Friday, April 9, 2010

The One Where the Chipmunks Find My Blind Side

I spent most of the day at the dollar theaters yesterday. We needed to get out of the house for awhile, so I had the unique opportunity to view The Blind Side and Alvin and the Chipmunks: the Squeakuel… all in the same day. I know, right? How can one person get so lucky?

I found that the movies had much in common with each other. For one thing, both had high school football, and I do love a sports movie. Each storyline featured a homeless man. During one of the movies, Skippy told me he was bored. During the other, I told him I was bored. You have to admit there is a certain symmetry to that. I cried quite a bit during both movies, and there were parts in both movies where I had to cover my eyes. During each movie, Skippy repeated aloud an inappropriate word from the movie, and then giggled. Each time, I said, “Hey buddy, we don’t say that word.” To which, both times, he immediately replied: “Yeah, I know.” Seriously, someone should have brought him up better.

Both movies featured adopted family members, although I think Sandra Bullock hit the jackpot with Big Mike… as opposed to that poor guy that ended up with a bunch of rodents living in his house who caused multiple accidents requiring him to be hospitalized. But basically the plotlines were the same: Guy (or girl) with heart of gold takes in less fortunate person (or rodents) who then go on to fame and fortune. The end. I thought both movies were really good at building suspense. But then I realized that that feeling of suspense was caused by the $1 hot dog I ate before the first movie. It has been 24 hours now, and I still taste rancid hot dog every time I burp. So probably neither movie had much suspense. One movie flew by so quickly I didn’t want it to end. The other movie was mercifully short. And finally, I liked each movie exactly as much as I expected to.

Taking two kids to two “dollar movies” (which tickets actually cost $2.00): $12.00
Rancid hot dogs: $3.00
Sandra Bullock head-to-head with the chipmunks: Priceless.

11 comments:

sad but true said...

hey! you changed the picture already!

Victoria said...

I wasn't even done posting yet~!!!

Cherie said...

Ha ha! I managed to excape The Squeakal but I loved The Blindside. It was really good and I totally think Sandra Bullock deserved her Oscar.
Hotdogs - Oh man I cannot even eat a hotdog anymore. My old stomach does not seem to be able to handle the tube steak too well at this point in life! You are brave!

We both have a little straggler in our life - that baby that came a little later and it is so fun to be able to get that one on one time with them. I bet Skippy loved every minute!

BTW that is exciting that your boy is off to Rexburg! He is going at a good time of year because when it finally warms up it is a beautiful place/ and if he is staying for summer he will LOVE IT!!

Cherie said...

Yeah just re-reading my comment and please disregard my bad spelling. ugh!

whitney said...

haha, i just blogged about a dollar movie i saw. nothing better than sticky floors and cheap entertainment.

Garden of Egan said...

Wow.......I never got the cinemetography of that until just now. I am now coming to you to translate and help me with all of my movie making questions.

I wonder if Sandra Bullock slaps one of the chipmunks on the butt.

Small House said...

OKAY...I did like the Blindside. As for the other, no one to watch them with. For some reason they think they're all a little old... hmmmm....

I did cry in the Blindside though. WAH!
Sandra

Carolyn said...

I am impressed you watched 2 movies back to back...

I found your review insightful, creative, and darn it... much better than the last movie I saw.

Just ME the MOM said...

Seriously up too late - can't stop laughing all throughout your post :D

What on earth made you cry during the Chipmunks??

Victoria said...

Kristin, I don't know if it was the little shrill voices of the characters, or 50-something female school principle who had a chipmunks tattoo, or the really really bad acting... it could have been all of those.

Victoria said...

oops... school principal.