Thursday, October 15, 2009

Tear Jerkers and Date Night DO NOT go hand in hand

My husband and I sometimes have a date night at home on weekends. Instead of finding a babysitter, we put little man to bed, and open a bottle of wine. Sometimes we sit and chat on our enclosed porch, other times we make it a movie night.


Last weekend we wanted to have a date night, because hubby was leaving for a five day trip. We opened a bottle of wine, caught up, and then looked for a movie to watch.


Hubby saw that Marley & Me was playing on HBO and decided we should watch it.


I reminded him that we have a labrador dog, getting up in age (who had a close call illness last year), and that after I read the book last year, I cried for hours.



His argument was that nothing else was on, and that it would be more light-hearted with Owen Wilson and Jenifer Aniston. So... I relented.





DUMB.DUMB.DUMB. More light-hearted, sure, at the beginning of the movie, just like in the book. By the time Marley was on her last day at the vet, I could not take it any more.

I got up and left the room with a box of Kleenex in hand. From the other room, I could still hear the dialogue from the movie..and it sent me over the edge. I started SOBBING. The sobbing transcended to UGLY CRYING! I just could not stop...for anything.

About five minutes later, you know who walks in the room desperately searching for the Kleenex box, tears streaming down his face.

Neither one of us could speak for a long while. We sat there lost in our own sorrowful thoughts.....

Date night had officially ended!

Next movie night: A romantic comedy or psychological thriller!

10 comments:

Jennifer Juniper said...

We watched that last year and my kids couldn't figure out what was wrong with me! They were like - he's just an actor, he's not really dead!

Dina's Days said...

I want to watch this movie, I have heard nothing but good things, although it's so sad. Well, I watched The Kite Runner last night, and I woke up thinking about it. It's such a powerful and SAD movie!

You might be able to find those Evian bottles at your local Gabriel Brothers. That's where I got mine!

for a different kind of girl said...

My mom bought the boys that DVD for Easter. I kept telling her how sad it was and she was all, "But it's a cute movie about a dog! They'll love it!"

Cut to my family later that night, my husband and I bawling on the couch and the boys wondering what was wrong with us. Feel good movie of the year right there!

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Christy said...

Note taken! I was going to suggest this movie for a movie night with Matt - now I will wait till I have some alone time so I can sob by myself!

Kym said...

My hubby & I watched that on HBO too last Saturday night - and just like you, I was sobbing & he had tears streatming down his cheeks by the end.

I've been giving my 13 year old four-legged son lots of extra kisses & hugs this week.

The Blonde Duck said...

That is precisely why I won't watch the movie. I read the book--that's enough!

The Budget Babe said...

I saw it about a month ago, it had me balling my eyes out but it was worth it. A good sad :)

All Women Stalker said...

This had me bawling too! I have not read the book. I think I will get me a copy.

-meream

Rachel said...

We had a date night last weekend and watched this. Even before it started, I told him I thought it was a bad idea and (it was his turn to pick the movie) couldn't he pick another one? No, it will be great, so he says. I was a MESS when it was over - beyond sobbing. (He was tearing up to). I haven't read the book and just don't think I could take it...