Team Lincoln vs. Team Skyfall: What You & Your Date Should See This Weekendby Lindsey Weber and Bobby Finger on November 09, 2012
Lindsey: Hey Bobby
Bobby: OH HEY LINDSEY
Lindsey: It’s been a while!
Bobby: I know. I know. We’ve both been so busy. Also, Sandy. Not to mention my room! I had to clean my ROOM. I had to wash my HAIR. So many priorities.
Lindsey: Who has time to see movies when you have to wash your hair? There’s nothing romantic about dirty hair and a movie.
Bobby: That’s what i’m saying.
Lindsey: So what’s on this week’s theoretical plate?
Bobby: It’s a slow week because no one wants to compete with the BIG RELEASES: Skyfall and Lincoln. Who would compete with Bond and Spielberg? Idiots. That’s who.
Lindsey: There are literally only two options?! NEITHER of those is a romantic comedy, Bob.
Bobby: But they can be good for dates. At least one of them. And that’s what we need to work out.
Lindsey: Okay so it’s down to two. Where do we begin?
Bobby: Let’s start with Lincoln. Maybe you both love Daniel Day Lewis. Or maybe you both love Sally Field. Or maybe you both HATE Sally Field. Or maybe you think Sally Field should do more comedies because her performances in movies like “Soapdish” are severely underrated.
Lindsey: Ha, “maybe” sounds like you.
Bobby: It’s based on that book Team of Rivals – which was popular. Maybe you and your date have read it! You want to see how it compares.
Lindsey: Me and my date don’t read.
Bobby: OK, if you and your date don’t read, you’ll appreciate having history played out in front of you. Don’t wanna read about Lincoln? Watch a movie about Lincoln.
Lindsey: I love that this movie is adding itself to the canon of movies kids can watch to attempt to bypass reading textbooks? Important canon! See: The Great Gatsby.
Bobby: Or: The Crucible.
Lindsey: Amen! Cliff Notes for Movie Lovers.
Bobby: Yep. But we digress. Is it a good date movie? I think it’s only a good date movie in that it’s a prestige movie, has big names, and is definitely something People will be seeing.
Bobby: It’s a cultural moment. But the same can be said about Skyfall.
Lindsey: Sure! I mean, I think if you and your date are smart people you’ll want to impress each other by wanting to see this movie.
Bobby: Yes. Or you can see Skyfall.
Lindsey: Hm, I could. If you ask me, I’m not a Bond person. I wouldn’t see it! ALSO! Who would want to be compared to a Bond Girl AND Dame Judi?
Bobby: OR Daniel Craig, for that matter.
Lindsey: To each his own! But you think people should see it?
Bobby: I think so! Action! Thrills! Sex! Dench!
Lindsey: Dench will make your hands clench. I just made that up!
Bobby: I can tell!
Lindsey: Or other things………..*wink*
Bobby: *gross*. Well, I’m voting for Skyfall for these reasons:
- Daniel Craig – he’s sexy, he’s intimidating, he’s everything you will never be and never have and that’s hot.
- Dame Judi Dench – she’s sexy, she’s intimidating, she’s everything you will never be and never have and that’s hot.
- That Adele song so so so so so good.
Lindsey: Adele? That’s kind of irrelevant to the date appropriateness of this movie. Unless you want to make out to the credits.
Bobby: Who doesn’t want to make out to Bond opening credits?
Lindsey: and closing?
Bobby: ESPECIALLY closing.
Lindsey: I’m Team Lincoln. You’ll look awesome compared to all those olde timey folks AND at the end if your date is “surprised” you’ll know it won’t work out.
Bobby: Well I’m Team Skyfall. You’ll be so amped up after watching everything happen onscreen that you’ll have no choice but to take your date home with you. And continue the Dench-filled evening by watching Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.
Lindsey: Bobby! You can’t sneak that in every week.
Bobby: Just did! See ya.
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.