Friday, January 28, 2011
Marriage 301, Lecture 597: Les intellectuelles
Me [after I've watched ten minutes of the movie]: Do you want to watch this movie [Mama's Boy] with me?
SH: No. I read the reviews. I don't want to watch it. I want to watch one of the other ones you got.
Me: But I think you'd like this. It's got a great cast and the main character is weird and funny.
SH: No! I want to watch a serious movie. I don't get enough serious movies.
Me: I really think you'd like this.
SH: No. Watch it without me.
Later, after I have watched Mama's Boy, because I am a gold-digger who won't get a job and spends her time on the sofa watching TV and eating peanut-butter stuffed pretzels, and after SH has returned from picking up Death by Chocolate frozen custard and a hamburger from Oscar's, we watch SH's pick, Margot at the Wedding. Twenty minutes into the movie, I have started to read a magazine.
SH: Do you like this movie?
SH: Why not?
Me: I hate everyone in it. They're all jerks.
SH: Do you want to keep watching it?
Me: No. Do you?
SH: It's interesting.
Me: But do you want to watch it?
SH: It's artistic. Would I have liked Mama's Boy better?
Me: Yes, you would. But I don't care if you keep watching it. I'm happy with my book.
SH: I dunno.
Me: You don't like it, do you?
SH: It got good reviews.
Me: But you don't like it.
SH: It's like that article you showed me where if you ask someone what movie they want to watch a month from now, they pick the serious, intellectual one but if you ask them what they want to watch right now, they pick Terminator Three.
Me: So do you want to stop watching this and watch Flashdance instead?