Do you know what is really great? When someone knows you well enough to know exactly what movie you would absolutely enjoy.
When you say, “You choose. Surprise me.” And then he does. With complete and perfect accuracy.
Somehow, on this night, it’s better than having someone prepare a meal they think I’ll like. It’s better than someone buying me an accessory that will become my favorite go-to. A movie is a shared experience; it has a beginning, middle, and end, flavors to savor, and it can be the perfect accessory to an evening with someone you enjoy to your core.
Here’s what I’m loving about tonight’s choice.
It’s the story of coming of age, of transcending friendship. And what do I love more than friendships that spell yes and forever?
It’s the story of a man and woman who are best friends. And this always, always, always fascinates me.
It’s this nugget of Hollywood that’s woven with so much wisdom that I can’t really catch it all. I scrambled to Google during a quick check-on-the-kids intermission so I could find some of these great quotes that still lingered in the air.
It’s a love story. And there is something so real, so everyday, and so unscripted about the affection between this man and woman. I could imagine it, believe in it, step right into it.
Maybe that’s because I’ve lived it. (And I’m hungry to live it again.)
I whispered, “I love this movie. Love, love this movie.”
And he whispered, “I knew you would.”
(If you’re hoping I’m going to tell you the title, I’m sorry to disappoint. But I just can’t bear someone telling me, “Yeah, it did nothing for me. I give it a B-. What else ya’ got?” Nope. Holding on to that little treasure for now. Go somewhere else for your movie reviews. I’m the girl who tells the story and paints the scene. Without apology.)
So, if you’ll excuse me, I need to watch the special features, deleted scenes, commentaries, and perhaps the entire blessed movie again, beginning to end.