Wednesday, June 07, 2006

I need to stop taking things personally. I think I may go insane.

Okay, fun little event for today:

Tell me...the best movie to take a first date to see, in your opinion, and why.


At 12:21 PM , Blogger Meow said...

50 first dates!

It's funny, still romantic and sweet, and it gives you a lot to laugh about afterwards. No awkward intenseness.

On the other hand, it highlights the fact that you're on a first date.

At 8:46 AM , Anonymous Ben said...

The Triplets of Bellville

It is beautiful, has a wonderful soundtrack, quite humerous and a story about love...but not date-type love so that no one will feel forced or awkward.

At 11:14 AM , Blogger david said...

Very Bad Things.

NO WAIT. That is the WORST movie ever! And yet you showed it to us early on in our friendship and it made EVERYONE awkward because you said it was HILARIOUS!

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At 4:36 PM , Blogger Meow said...

very bad things was a very bad movie!

At 6:36 PM , Anonymous k said...

I would go with any Wes Anderson film. None would be considered too offensive, and they offer a unique opportunity to evaluate the date's sense of humor and intelligence (and theoretically, taste in music). If your date is neither funny nor intelligent, they won't necessarily hate the film, and at least you will have had a good time. The films also serve well as conversational springboards. But most importantly, I would like to second my friend David on what a horrible idea it is to show people Very Bad Things on the basis of... well... anything. Damnit, j.

At 12:32 PM , Blogger david said...

All joking and ripping of new ones aside, I think good date movies are movies that involve romance, but where romance is not the primary focus. For example, most romantic comedies are out as the primary plotline tends to be "hooking up." Then again, it depeneds on the context of the concept "first date." Is this an outing of two people that are already friends and considering romance? Is it two strangers that are both interested in the idea of one day getting together in a relationship, possibly even with each other? Or is this 2 people who have already declared their feelings for each other and this event is simply their first time "out" as a "couple"?

Muwahaha, I can turn any simple concept into a complicated thesis!

Good movies for strangers or "traditional" first dates:
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Batman Begins
Singing in the Rain

At 11:27 AM , Blogger Meow said...

I adore "Singing in the Rain."

I think any old (but good) film is fun. Or musicals. -but then you'd have to be the sort of person who's into musicals... it's a good indicator for me, because it'd be hard to date someone who disliked musicals.

At 8:33 PM , Blogger LauraLu said...

Probably "Amelie", dude. What else?


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