Today I am thankful for the movie “Date Night.”
Ever watch a movie that hits close to home? Maybe a little too close to home? Like to the point that when you’re watching it you can’t quite tell if your wife is crying because she is laughing too hard or it has hit even closer to home than you ever thought possible?
While we’ve never taken anyone’s reservations or been held at gunpoint (“he turned the gun sideways, it’s a kill shot!”), there were a ton of times this movie seemed to be put together with pieces of our lives.
Here’s a few of the quotes that always make us laugh:
CLAIRE: Oh, wait! l remember! lt’s because every day, l get up, make breakfast, go to work, come home, clean the house, pick up the kids, take them to soccer, bring them back from soccer, cook dinner, clean up that dinner, give them a bath and get them into their pajamas, which is a fight every night. lt’s a big surprise to everybody every night that they have to wear pajamas. And then, after l have washed everybody else’s food and boogers off of me, l use whatever energy l have left to physically put myself into our bed instead of lighting up for you, so…
PHlL: l know you work hard, honey. But you know what would make all the hard work 10 times easier? Me. lf you would just trust me enough to handle things once in a while, but, no, you don’t. You have to do it all yourself, your way. You got me screwing up before l even get a chance to come through for you. And, yeah, you know what? Maybe, occasionally, l might buy the toy made of Chinese lead, or l might make a sandwich for Ollie that, God forbid, breaches the jelly perimeter, but if you just let me do something for you, l think that l would surprise you. l really do. l know l’d surprise you.
CLAIRE: If anything, l fantasize sometimes about being alone. Just, there are times when l’ve just thought about, on my worst day, just, you know, leaving our house and just going someplace. Like checking into a hotel and just being in a quiet room by myself. Just sitting in a quiet air-conditioned room, sitting down, eating my lunch with no one touching me, drinking a Diet Sprite, by myself. Look, l just wanna have one day that doesn’t depend on how everybody else’s day goes. lt’s not like l have some gross sex fantasy or something.
PHIL: That l would understand. That makes sense to me. l mean, everybody has gross sex fantasies.