Very few movies shake me to my core. I’m going to tell you like I told Bev last night: 10 stars out of 5 for Benjamin Button. I’m not kidding.
I was so moved by each story told in the film: his father; his mother; the Russian hotel woman; the short man; Julia Ormande’s story (she’s Daisy’s daughter in the film and may I ask, where the heck has she been?) and of course Benjamin and Daisy. Was it me or did each story of chapter of his life just hit you hard? He was so philosophical.
I cried so many times in this film, there was no need to wash my face before bed. The last half hour did it for me, waterworks to compete with Niagara Falls. The almost three hour length didn’t bother me one bit, honestly I felt like I was sitting there for only an hour and a half. And I’d go see it again in a heartbeat. With someone else.
That’s the other half to this story, I went and saw it with CR1’s girlfriend, That Baby’s Mama. Now, I like this girl, I do. I just didn’t like her the same day I was given my lay off news (I’d much prefer to have been with my old tried and true friends, but she and I had these plans for over a week) and after our dinner talk. We met for dinner first.
Here’s the backstory, she and CR1 broke up over the holidays. Yes, I was elated but also sad – break ups around the holidays are just no good for anyone. I always knew CR1’s side of the break up because Cowboy told me so. Warning: that’s how we roll, we tell each other everything. A lot of their demise had to deal directly with That Baby’s Mama’s relationship with That Baby’s Daddy.
But in talking to That Baby Mama last night, I realized the more she talked about it, the more I understood why CR1 is jealous of Cowboy and I. Oh, yeah he told Cowboy that and Cowboy told me. We roll.
Their relationship which is now back on the mend, if chock full of jealousy and mistrust. Not a good thing. She’s jealous of him around other women. He doesn’t trust her. She snoops in his phone. He thinks she should sue Baby Daddy for sole custody. And that’s where I draw the line!
I do not believe in taking away a child from either parent unless the situation is unfit for said child. Their reasoning is just so they can spend more time with That Baby – so CR1 can feel he is in a normal family. Oh hell no. And I told her that, too. How do you take a child away from its father just so you can live like a “normal” nuclear family? That’s just so wrong. And how selfish of CR1, but I already knew that about him.
After listening to all that and downing as many margaritas as I could – we went and saw Benjamin Button. And that was a greater escape than I expected.
*And no worries, I ran yesterday and today ;)