We had a student watch the kids last night so that Kristen and I could go out for dinner and a movie. It’s been a while since we’ve had the chance to go out, so it was nice.
We had dinner over at the Office Pub and made our way over to the Romeo Theater. I have wanted to see Christmas With the Kranks since last winter when they began promoting it. I read the book last Christmas as I was dealing with my hatred of the holiday rush!
The theater was packed at the theater as both movies were starting at the same time. I don’t know why they do this, but it does manage to make things a little hectic. Long story short we managed to find two seats and got our popcorn in plenty of time for the movie to begin.
Since both of us had read the book, we knew the plot pretty well. While we thought the movie was cute and fun, like the book it dragged a bit during the middle. I felt like some things were well represented while others were done poorly. There was a Santa Claus character inserted in that was just silly. I was also lost in the silliness of Santa Claus (Tim Allen) playing a regular guy in a Christmas movie. I just thought he was the wrong actor in the movie for the part. I would never believe he was an accountant. Jamie Lee Curtis was incredible as usual. Kristen and I agree that the scene with her in a bikini was worth the entire movie.
Overall, it was a nice night to get out and enjoy spending time with Kristen. Sometimes we forget to do that and it is too sad. We could have gone and watched infomercials and I would have been happy just to be alone with my “baby’s momma.”