It has been awhile since our last date night – it was great fun to get out tonight! Being centered in the thriving metropolis of Ishinomaki, Japan, it is rare that we are able to find something to do besides dinner at one of the local restaurants. Tonight, however, we struck it lucky — there was a movie that our friend recommended (thanks Lora~!) that was playing at our local theatre at a time that we could make it. So woohoo! tonight was dinner AND a movie to boot.
I really, really, cannot remember the last time I enjoyed a movie so much. I just can’t remember one. Where I didn’t look at my iPhone — not even ONCE. I made myself not go to the bathroom because I didn’t want to miss a minute. The scenery was breathtaking. I laughed aloud (often we were the only ones laughing — not sure if the eight Japanese people also in the theatre got the humor or not?). I actually screamed aloud one time (ok – probably no one else reading this who watches the movie will scream aloud. It is a bad Sue habit when I don’t see something coming in the movie. It might have happened twice). It was surprising…sad (but not very)…. touching… it made me smile ear to ear. And the music was so so fun–Eric and I both said in the car that we want to buy the soundtrack.
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (Japanese title is just Life!). I dare you not to love it. Let me know.