Thursday, November 23, 2006

girls night

Finally a night out on my own.
As mentioned in previous posts, I love spending time with Big daddy & Lulu.
But every so often every mommy needs a night off.
So My good friend JB and I went out for a few glasses of wine and some dinner then checked out a movie.
It turned out to be just what the doctor ordered (that is if I ever went to the doctor-it's been three years...yikes)
Anyhow it was a toss up between Borat and Babel.
Two completely polar opposite movies.
We ended up deciding on Babel.
Jb is a huge fan of Gael Garcia Bernal -she likes her men a little spicy...
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarrity directed it.
He also directed 21 Grams and Amores Perros two excellent, yet pretty heavy movies.
I have to admit, I was a bit hesitant about the movie, only because I'm a little sick of Brad.
It's not that I don't respect him as an actor, I love most of the films he's been in.
Well, with the exception of The Mexican and Meet Joe Black...
It's just that I just can't get past the fact that he cheated on his wife and the whole world still seems to adore him.
Look at poor Meg Ryan, one small infidelity and her career is over.
What's up with that?
Definitely not an even playing ground for men and women I guess.
But Brad did deliver a very convincing performance
and with the help of a good makeup artist looked pretty crappy,
which made it much easier to sympathize with his character.
The movie was pretty intense to say the least, and at some points a little difficult to watch.
I guess you could say that it was about one small thing that lead to a chain of events.
I'm not entirely sure what the message was behind the film but does get you thinking..

I seriously have to go out on my own more often.
It's was so nice to feel free and myself again.
We are a pretty social family but I don't often do things like go out with a good friend to a movie and dinner.
Quite frankly I need to do that more.
It's good for everyone.
So thanks for the date night jb.
we must do that again soon.
but this time let's go for something a little more...light hearted...;)


metro mama said...

Sounds heavenly. I am trying to go out with the ladies across the street next week to see Volver. Finding a night we can all do is the hard part!

kittenpie said...

Pah. Meg Ryan also ruined her face with that lip thing and is starting to look a little rough for RomComs, frankly.

crazymumma said...

getting out on your own is a must. thats why i work out so is very relaxing for me. I really really really want to go and see The Departed, and Borat, and and and and. So many wants, so little time. Sounds like you had a good time, hope you get to do it again soon.

samlamb said...

Why is it that we always forget about ourselves? Moms definitely need to go out and enjoy movies, dinner with friends, a walk through a museum...all the things that keep our lives rounded. And if we can't remind ourselves let's at least remind each other!