Thursday, November 19, 2009

The Only 33 Year Old Sobbing in the Theater

In approximately six and a half hours I should be watching the opening credits to New Moon. In all of my excitement leading up to it's release I think I failed to consider one thing. That thing is the emotional devastation I am likely to experience during the film. Somehow the hype had totally distracted me from the memory of first reading the book and how I spent a good 100 pages of it in a weeping, blubbering, sobbing state. I'm not exaggerating. It wasn't until today when I thought about the fact that seeing this all come to life on film may in fact be worse than reading it was. (I do doubt this, but you never know) I am comforted by the fact that I'll likely be surrounded by over one hundred emotionally fragile teenagers who will likely be hysterical. My sobs will almost certainly go unnoticed, except by my husband who will quietly squeeze my hand and wonder to himself how he ended up being dragged into this whole phenomenon. My answer to him would be "Because you are a better man than most." While some people are annoyed by the crowds and the fact that the majority are so young, I find it entertaining. I giggle when I hear the cheers and gasps as the male leads appear on screen. I enjoy the whole experience. I can't wait.

I'm polling my two readers. Shall I write a review? Yes? No? I mean, we all know what happens right so what could I possibly spoil?


Arron said...

I would read a review if you wrote one. Have fun tonight!!

Jenn said...

Good ol' Papa D. :)
You should definitely write a review!

elizasmom said...

Yes, please, write a review. I have hopes of seeing it with friends in the next week or so, but I know I won't make opening night.
Your husband — and I'm sure you know this already — is a prince among men.

PS My word verification in gyndr. As in: "If you are of the female gyndr, you are probably going to really enjoy New Moon."

beth - total mom haircut said...

Well, considering I am here to see if you have written one yet, I guess my vote is YES! We'll be seeing it next week when we are at my in-laws' for Thanksgiving. Couldn't swing it before that.

bon said...

Yay! I would love to read a review! Here is mine... The Awesome knew no bounds, and the movie being head and shoulders better than the first installment was only HALF of my viewing delight.

Y'all... if at all possible? Watch it in a packed theater with half of the women there to ogle and the other half of them there to obsess. There may well be punches thrown by the tru-fans, to shut the cat calls down from the howling slobbering masses. Cuz, y'know, we are missing our favorite lines from the book in the din of all the whistling and "yow, baby!"

Again... I watched the movie and observed the audience with GLEE.

Lynanne said...

I vote yes, also!:) I hope to see it tomorrow.