It’s difficult for us to make time to watch movies at home that don’t have cartoons, kids, or some kind of superhero. There have been several times we’ll hit up a RedBox and the movie sits for days unwatched before we return it. My wife and I go in with high hopes that we’ll sit together on the couch eating popcorn and enjoy a flick. Reality is by the time we get the kids to bed and house picked up, we last 20 minutes before someone is snoring and it’s usually the one who picked the movie. Last night the stars aligned, corn was popped, beverages were served and the 2 movies were… UGH.
Mom’s Night Out
Lushie’s pick for movie night and at the end both of us were “meh”. It was free and that was about all I would pay for it if I had the choice again. Here’s what you need to know about the movie. Mommy blogger is at her wits end from being home with the kids all the time and needs a break. This was something both of us could relate to very well (Seriously, as I’m typing this Little Thor is naked, running around the house while riding a wooden horse and playing a harmonica while Teaspoon is in his gutchies yelling at his Nintendo 3DS) so the movie started out with promise… and then it sank. Not like a slow leak in a boat and everyone could escape but “OMFG SOMEONE BLEW A HOLE IN THE BOAT!” and everyone dies. Here’s why.
Surprise! Dads in this movie are bumbling idiots or space cadets. Abso-freaking-lutely they are. Why wouldn’t they be? Every dad has his quirks but in this movie if you’re a dad you’re either oblivious or a knucklehead. Next, the main character Allyson is over the top OCD. All of us like to keep a clean house but her obsessiveness is exhausting. I’ve seen the actress in other roles and she’s god but I feel bad for her being in this one. Honestly, it felt like the movie was written by people who don’t have kids but think they know what parenting is like because they have pets or their brother has kids.
If you’re parents like us and have a free night to watch a movie, pick something else. What ever you do, don’t get this next movie.
A Million Ways to Die in the West
I’m a Seth MacFarlane fan. Love Family Guy and I think “ted” was fantastic but this, dear lord almost a 6 pack of Merry Monks and Charlize Theron couldn’t save this. Trust me, I tried. I REALLY wanted to see this movie when the previews came out. I knew this would be a dude flick that I could shut out everything around me and enjoy stupid humor. Only problem, this lacked the humor. Seth’s rants weren’t bad but seemed more like a time traveler going back to the West and being a smart ass to everyone. Speaking of time travel, there’s a Back to the Future 3 reference. Funny, but inaccurate.
I love all of the actors in this movie but something just didn’t click. The only plus side to the movie was the fact I was drinking good beer and Charlize Theron. Mmm Charlize Theron.
By the end of the night I was crashed on the couch and everyone else was in bed. It wasnt a waste of a night because I did get time to chill, I’m just glad we didn’t waste a babysitter to see these in the theater.