Ever been to a movie by yourself? Takes a lot of guts, doesn't it? I've only done it two or three times in my entire, long, painfully-long, life and most times it was hard to enjoy the movie because I was so worried about everybody thinking that I was such a loser that I couldn't get a date.
Well I went to the show by myself last night and you know what? I didn't feel like a loser at all.
I took myself out to dinner at McDonald's first. Wolfed down some McNuggets with the Sunday Star. It was really nice, spending some time reading the newspaper. Relaxing. When I was done, I drove over to the theatre, found a good parking spot, bought my ticket and some popcorn and found a primo spot to sit down. There was hardly anyone else in the building. In fact, I was the only person in the room until about five minutes before showtime. I relaxed in my seat, stared at the blank screen and daydreamed. It was ... nice.
In fact, it was so nice that I won't have any qualms about doing it again. I'm a good date, if I do say so myself. Good company, and a cheap date, too.
By the way, the movie I saw was Snitch, starring Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson. I wasn't expecting much, believe me – that guy is not my favourite actor by any means. But you know what? It was really good. The story was engrossing... the trucker sequences were edge-of-the-seat exciting ... I got all emotional at the end ... and Johnson proved he had real acting chops. I was impressed, and after seeing almost all the Academy Award movies this year, I'm not easy to impress.
Loved Barry Pepper in this movie. He is terrific in everything, even in a funky ZZ Top beard. It didn't hurt that he drove a hot rod Chrysler throughout the flick and, I can't help it, I'm a Chrysler chick.