Okay, once again, the crazy lady rears her head. Only this time I had accomplices. We were going to see The Descendants. I love the movies. I was even willing to go with my friends to a few stores to shop so I would get to go see a film on the big screen. If you haven’t heard, I’m an oddity of the female species and I truly hate shopping. But I was willing to endure this drudgery for a couple of hours with George Clooney. Our small town has a movie theater but I felt this movie called for the big screen of the multiplex, so we left for our hour trek.
As we began our trip to the big city, the ‘in charge of finding movie time’ friend announced the movie wasn’t showing at the big city cinema. Now this was a week or two ago and I was sure I’d seen a review of the movie but I trusted her enough not to do my own imdb.com search on my phone. We did our shopping and I moped as we left the city without the joyride of a good movie.
To relieve my moping, ‘in charge of finding movie time’ friend informed me the movie was to be released on January 12th. Both girls assured me we would come back then and see the movie. (Secretly I think they are really planning to drag me to all the same stores to do their after Christmas returning of the gifts.) This whole thing sounded a little fishy but who knows? I know the movie wasn’t showing that December day. The only thing I’m sure of is that I’ve seen trailers for this movie since last summer. I can’t get-on-board with this whole ‘get us excited about a movie months before it opens’ thing. I like to see a trailer and know I can go see the movie within a month, not within a year.
Cut to present day (how’s that for movie lingo). I just looked online and the movie is still not in my big city where there are three multiplex theaters. We aren’t completely in the sticks. I realize we won’t get The Artist, another movie I am dying to see, but we should get The Descendants. I checked the release date and it does open January 12th – in Australia. Maybe my dear friend is planning to fly me to Australia to see the film. Shhh, don’t tell her I know the secret.
The Descendants opened in the USA on December 9th. There must be a simple explanation for why the movie is not showing here but I can’t figure it out. If anyone can, let me know. Of course, I did get to spend the day with two good friends and, honestly, that’s better than a couple of hours with George. I was just hoping for both.