I don’t think I’ve ever done a movie review on the blog. There’s a first time for everything and today’s your lucky day. My sweetie loves finding drive-ins where ever we go, if there is one and go if we’re into the movies showing. We go to the drive-in several times over the summer planning a picnic dinner and snacks for the evenings double feature. Yep, you read that right, there’s a double feature! The best part for me is that my sweetie can drive the hour+ home and I can snooze on the way back. And if we happen to be driving through Jersey, even better, he fills the car up with gas! Woot! Woot! at 30 to 50 cents less than here in New York, worth it every time.
The double feature last night: White House Down and The Heat the perfect line up, a blow ’em up movie and a chick flick, perfect combo. I liked ’em both. The best part was the laughter heard from car to car through out The Heat. Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy are hysterically funny. Oh my goodness!!!
Sandra plays tightly wound FBI special agent Sarah Ashburn; Melissa a foul mouthed local cop Shannon Mullins. The meet & greet with their characters is priceless. Price-less!!! These are both strong women, their backgrounds important to the story and their relationship. A good reminder to be careful before judging and be patient with people, you never quite know where they’re coming from or what brought them there. (That’s more of a topic for my other blog A Quilter’s Heart)
The language is a bit raw at times however its in keeping with the characters and it’s particularly funny when Ashburn starts swearing. Interestingly it’s a very family oriented movie. I’d say if you get a chance, go see it.
White House Down is worth seeing as well. The best commentary heard from a teenager walking towards the concession stand after the movie, “if Emily Kale would have died, I would have cried.” Yes that is a bit of a spoiler however well worth it.
Go quilt your world!