This Weekend’s Date Movie Picks: Old People Sex Vs. Galifianakis (Maybe) in Underwearby Lindsey Weber and Bobby Finger on August 10, 2012
Bobby: Hey Lindsey.
Lindsey: Hey Bobby.
Bobby: Big plans for the weekend? Taking anyone to see Meryl Streep give Tommy Lee Jones a blowjob?
Lindsey: Bobby! How rude!
Bobby: That’s what Hope Springs is about, Lindsey. I’ve seen it.
Lindsey: And now you’re only dating the elderly.
Lindsey: OK, seriously. How was the movie with the old people having sex? It’s my favorite genre.
Bobby: It was good, actually. Had it not starred Meryl and Tommy, there would be no point in seeing it. Bbut since it does, it’s probably the best option for date night this weekend. It’s more dramatic than I expected, but still funny enough.
Lindsey: I think I must disagree.
Bobby: Oh really? What do YOU think is better date night fodder than Meryl grabbing Tommy’s junk?
Lindsey: Well, for SOME OF US, that type of stuff just won’t do the trick, if you know what I mean. And although it came out a few weeks ago, I saw Step Up Revolution and that is a great date movie.
Bobby: In 3D?
Lindsey: Alas, no. This should be a cheap date.
Bobby: Do you think it would have been a better date movie in 3D?
Lindsey: Do you think Hope Springs would’ve been a better date movie in 3D?
Bobby: 3D would have effectively changed its genre to horror.
Lindsey: And THEN I would’ve wanted to see it!
Bobby: What about the new Bourne movie, The Bourne Legacy?
Lindsey: Hm, is Matt Damon in it?
Bobby: No, the new Bourne is Jeremy Renner. So unless he has a weird cameo, I think it’s Damon-free.
Lindsey: Oh F that then. Absolutely not.
Bobby: Yeah, I agree. I am in no mood to be Bourne again unless Damon’s onscreen.
Lindsey: I’ll just watch We Bought A Zoo again.
Bobby: Again? How many viewings would that make it for you?
Bobby: Typical. But let’s get back to sex for the AARP set. You honestly don’t think Hope Springs is a good date movie? I’m upset.
Lindsey: Anything with Meryl Streep will be just charming enough for couples and couples-to-be to enjoy. But no, I don’t think the idea of two old people rekindling their sex life makes for GREAT DATE MOVIE. Did it make you wanna go home and cuddle up next to your own TLJ?
Bobby: I mean. Not really. I don’t know. It kind of just made me want to watch ANOTHER Meryl movie.
Lindsey: Makes sense.
Bobby: What about The Campaign? Are Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis good enough to trump the revolutionaries in Step Up?
Lindsey: Hm, sure! Laughs are always attractive on the face.
Bobby: So I guess it’s an option. It’s being fairly well-received.
Lindsey: But I can’t be sure, without reading the Ebert — whether there’s any Zach Galifianakis in underwear moments — which would make it a slightly less good date movie. Don’t you feel like he’s always in his underwear? He’s like the Jack Black of today!
Bobby: Jack Black is still alive.
Lindsey: Your point?
Bobby: So where have we ended up? I say couples should see Hope Springs, then come home and watch, like, It’s Complicated to lighten the mood. Or The Hours. You say couples should see Step Up Revolution?
Lindsey: Definitely. It’s like all the cheesy romance of classic dance movies (Save The Last Dance, Center Stage) with just enough Peter Gallagher and actually impressive dancing.
Bobby: PETER GALLAGHER IS IN IT? OK fine I’m changing my pick.
Lindsey: Right? Those eyebrows will get you laid every time.
Lindsey Weber is a writer living in Brooklyn and her favorite part of You’ve Got Mail is when Dave Chappelle calls Meg Ryan “fine.”
Bobby Finger is (also) a writer living in a Brooklyn and his favorite part of You’ve Got Mail is anytime Steve Zahn enters a scene.