Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Our Date Night: The Tree of Life

Wow, time has flown by this past week.  I can't believe my last post was on Wednesday (oops, sorry!) I am proud to say however, Ramy and I did get a chance to slow down for a bit on Friday night when we saw The Tree of Life.  And let me tell ya, it was definitely a slow way down kinda movie.  

It was my turn to plan, and with the crazy kinda week I had, I didn't have anything really planned for date night... I know, I know... I should follow my own advice, but when I thought about what I wanted to do, I just wanted to sit down for a couple hours without the kids crying, whining or pulling at me.  I mentioned movie night to Ramy, and he was right onboard and quickly mentioned how he wanted to see The Tree of Life.  Without knowing too much about it (except that it was filmed in and around Austin) I agreed. 

After the fast paced week we were in the middle of, it was a big transition to go from the craze of the day to this exceptionally slow (in a watching grass grow kinda way) movie.  We kept uncomfortably shifting back and forth in our seats, exchanged what in the world are we watching glances, and continually filled up on caffeine.  By the end of it we didn't quite know what to do with ourselves. We stood up quietly along with the rest of the audience and without a word from any of us ushered our way out the building to our cars pondering what we just had witnessed.  BUT since then, Ramy and I haven't been able to stop talking about it.  There are so many layers to unravel and examine; This movie is truly an artistic masterpiece.  And now we can't wait to see it again.  HA!  

What did you do for date night this week?

1 comment:

  1. I really wanted to see Tree of Life and now I want to even more! Corey and I got a surprise last minute date night last night as my Mama took the kiddos for the evening. We were both tired so we had a quiet dinner. Then Corey wanted to see a movie called Super 8. I was reluctant but decided to go along with it and I'm so glad I did. It was a fantastic movie and the writing was brilliant. One of my favorite things is when you aren't expecting much from a movie and you end up being completely surprised and loving it:)