Saturday, February 11, 2012

Date Night

My husband the action-thriller-movie-kind-of-guy and me, the scare-the-crap-out-of-me-movie-junkie watched the romantic comedy, Date Night. Although, out of our typical choices we enjoyed the humor and could relate to the couple trapped in their routine and busy lives. My husband and I work opposite shifts, so we make an effort to do something together every weekend. Because I work full-time and juggle my writing on nights and weekends, we’ve picked Saturday mornings for our dates. We enjoy going to the EAA air museum, train museums, the Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame, or sometimes it is as simple as bumming and looking at furniture or going to a Harley Shop. It doesn’t really matter what we do, but we’re together, talking, keeping connected.

Although, Date Night was not our usual type of movie we really enjoyed the romantic comedy. We’ve been married twenty years, and humor is very important. With Valentine’s Day on the way, it is your turn to offer suggestions. What are some of your favorite romantic movies or romantic comedies?

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Julie Eberhart Painter said...

The most romantic movie in my lifetime was Somewhere in Time, with Christopher Reeve. The concept is beautifully presented and it speaks to all generations.

Jude Johnson said...

Our favorite romantic comedy so far is "It's Complicated" with Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin, and Steve Martin. The first time we saw it in a theater, my husband literally cackled until tears run from his eyes.

Like you, we don't usually watch romantic films per se, but comedy is essential: we've worked side by side for 30 years and we'd better find a way to laugh or one of us will end up in jail.


Rosemary Gemmell said...

Great post! I tend to like the tragi-romantic films like Possession, or sweeping classics like Jane Eyre. We go out together on Saturday mornings too - we've been married 36 years but appreciate that time put aside.