Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

What new movie should I see for my Saturday night date?

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » The DU Lounge Donate to DU
 
Radical Activist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:31 AM
Original message
Poll question: What new movie should I see for my Saturday night date?
She is of course a liberal, so political movies are OK. I'm undecided.

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
WindRavenX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:31 AM
Response to Original message
1. Sideways
Very smart movie with some absolutly gut busting scenes of pure hillarity.
Then go out for wine!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Radical Activist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:34 AM
Response to Reply #1
3. Ok, but is it too oriented toward middle aged people?
That's the impression I get from what I've heard. We're in our mid-20's and don't want to get any older.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
WindRavenX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:39 AM
Response to Reply #3
8. Heck, I'm 19 and loved it
If you like movies based on characters, you'll love it! :hi:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
JanMichael Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:40 AM
Response to Reply #3
9. Heh. I'm 36 and agree.
How many mid-mid-early-life crisis'es can a person have?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
NNadir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:50 AM
Response to Reply #3
12. Gee, if you don't want to get any older, you may have to die soon. n/t
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Radical Activist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:56 AM
Response to Reply #12
14. Like the Who say
I hope I die before I get old.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
NNadir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:00 AM
Response to Reply #14
15. I prefer Ingmar Bergman to those old Who farts.
Quothe Bergman: "Growing old is like climbing a mountain: Your breath becomes shorter, but your views become more expansive."

I'm certainly glad I'm long past my twenties, but that's my story.

But, hey, whatever. Maybe instead of taking in a movie you can write up a suicide pact to pledge to keep yourselves from becoming (gasp) thirty.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Radical Activist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:09 AM
Response to Reply #15
17. Look at how seriously you're taking this
Edited on Sat Jan-29-05 01:09 AM by Radical Activist
Exactly why I want to stay young.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
NNadir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:23 AM
Response to Reply #17
19. Ah, but the only way to stay young is to die young.
Actually, I rather like taking things seriously. That's the problem I think, nothing's serious until everything is serious.

That's why I'd never want to be young again, because the memory of my myopia, self absorption and lack of perspective pains me.

Since I've done both, been young and been old, I think my insight might have some more merit than yours.

But hey, this is your thread, and as I recall, it was about a movie for your date and your highly intellectual movie choices and not about the merits or demerits of aging. You seem like a nice kid, and I'm sorry you're not planning on living too long. Therefore I would suggest you enjoy the movie to the maximum. You only have a few years left, afterall. :-)
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Radical Activist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:45 AM
Response to Reply #19
20. most people generally find a way
to like who they are at any given time or age and think its best.

In the mean time, I'm trying to spare myself another one of the Big Chill remakes that come out every year.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Kire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:33 AM
Response to Original message
2. MDB is categorically better, but I'd rather take a date to see Sideways
BTW, I've seen all three. And the story of Paul and his wife's marriage is a nice, sweet sub-plot to Hotel Rwanda.

Any one of them would be a very memorable date.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Radical Activist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:39 AM
Response to Reply #2
6. That's good to know about Hotel Rwanda
That's what I think I would most like to see. But somehow I can't see a movie about genocide setting the mood. :)
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Kire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:46 AM
Response to Reply #6
10. Sideways would be most likely to set the mood.
out of the three you picked
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Radical Activist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:55 AM
Response to Reply #10
13. Thanks
We might go with Hotel Rwanda anyway, but I'm sure hearing a lot of good things about Sideways.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
A-Schwarzenegger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:02 AM
Response to Reply #13
16. Except for that part where (spoiler!)...
this woman just beats the shit out of this guy
with a motorcycle helmet--for lying to her about
loving her and being available when he was engaged
to another. Wonder what moviegoers' reaction
would have been if a woman had told those lies to
a man and he had beat her--in the face--with a
motorcycle helmet. Oh it's just a movie.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
CanuckAmok Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:34 AM
Response to Original message
4. Look for a rep house playing "I Spit on Your Grave" or "Gummo".
Requiem for a Dream would be good, too, as would "Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer".

But, keep in mind I'm recently divorced.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Radical Activist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:37 AM
Response to Reply #4
5. Umm...NO
hehe your suggestions are dark, cynical and funny. Besides, I've seen those movies.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Floogeldy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:39 AM
Response to Original message
7. "Willard"
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
A-Schwarzenegger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:50 AM
Response to Original message
11. The Aviator.
Story about Orville Wright's feud with brother Wilbur
and their drunken odyssey through the winefields of
Virginia while they invented the aeroplane, paid their way
teaching the elderly how to kickbox, and slept around
looking for love amongst the beatnik crowd. Loopy but
poignant.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
man4allcats Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:21 AM
Response to Original message
18. It's not new...
but if I were you and could find a cult showing, I'd take her to see "Eraserhead." That will really impress her. ;-) Well, okay. Since you might well not have seen it, let me emphasize that I'm kidding. It's not a "get laid" movie. More than likely it would scare the shit out of you and her both. It nearly did me when I saw it years ago, and even then I considered myself a horror/psychological shocker film maven.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Radical Activist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 02:21 PM
Response to Original message
21. kick just so
I can brag that I have a hot date tonight. :D
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Mon Oct 20th 2014, 05:25 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » The DU Lounge Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC