I went to see a movie recently. Date Night. It’s not going to win any Academy awards, but it’s not a bad little movie if you’re looking for a night out… maybe even a date, perhaps!?
I was easily the most… ahem.. senior… person in the movie theatre that night. I can say that because I think that there were no more than 10-12 people in there.. almost entirely teenagers, which I thought was strange because this is a movie that isn’t geared for teenagers. That’s not to say that it’s not appropriate for them. It’s a romantic comedy, and quite suitable for all ages. But unless you’ve been married, or at the very least in a long term committed relationship, I’m not sure that you’re going to fully appreciate some of the humour that this film has to offer.
But this post isn’t really about the movie. It’s about the comment that I heard during the movie. There was a scene where Cyndi Lauper was referenced. I don’t even remember how, or why, or anything about the scene. It’s what happened in the seat directly behind me that sticks out.
“Who’s Cyndi Lauper?”
Yes… a group of three teenage boys sat directly behind me, and one of them said to his friends “Who’s Cyndi Lauper?” I started to laugh even more. Seriously? Are you THAT young that you don’t know who Cyndi Lauper is?? Go… get out of this movie, and go watch The Last Song with Miley Cyrus, which is playing in the theatre beside this one.
The worst part is… I’m not sure if either of his buddies was able to give him the answer! If they did, they were very quiet about it. I’d put money on the fact that they probably just shrugged and tried to figure out why the old guy in front of them was laughing so hard at something that obviously went over their heads.
I’m getting old…
Oh.. and as a really freaky side-note, when I went to Miley Cyrus’ IMDB page to make sure that I got the proper link for The Last Song… look at what is listed as the first project in development… Girls Just Want to Have Fun If you fail to see why that is ironic in this situation, well…