Friday, May 16, 2008

What's the last movie you went with your parents to see?

Just wondering.

75 comments:

Anonymous said...

"There Will Be Blood" with my mom.

OleNelson said...

Sweeney Todd. It was a disaster. One parent left early. The other spent most of the movie with her head between her hands.

JA said...

The Corpse Bride with my mother. She hated it.

J.D. said...

Prince Caspian like, 3 hours ago.

My mom has a disturbing obsession with sarcastic, talking animals.

mikadzuki said...

"Into the Wild" with both mom and dad.

Kamila said...

"Vantage Point" with my father. He loves action movies and everytime there is a new release we go see it.

Have a nice weekend!

Ben said...

Saw Juno with my mom and Atonement with my dad.

dusty said...

Also Sweeney Todd, but just with my mom, who turned to me afterward and asked, "Why do I only feel this confused after I see movies you choose?"

Dominique L. said...

I see movies with my parents allllllll the time (hey, free movies! plus, I still kind of live with my mum but I'm moving out in three months!). Anyway, the last movie I saw with a parent was Iron Man.

vinci said...

Last with my mom: Rumor Has It
Last with my dad: The Aviator
Last with both parents: Cold Mountain

Anonymous said...

Last with my dad: Dances With Wolves

Last with my mom: The Sound of Music

Mom's not much of a movie goer. Not that Dad is either.

Michael C. said...

Mom: Match Point
Dad: Lord of the Rings: Return of the King

Both: Apollo 13 - Wow. It's been too long.

Anonymous said...

Eyes Wide Shut...yeah, it was awkward. I avoid movies with my parents since I was 15 at the time.

Marissa said...

"In Bruges" with both parents--we are all fans of Martin McDonagh's playwriting, and now his filmmaking too!

NATHANIEL R said...

i can't remember!

I think it might be Titanic? Isn't that weird? I see one or two movies every time I go home, but invariably i end up going with my brother or nephews and the parents opt out for whatever reasons.

they don't go to many movies.

actually now that I think of it it might have been Men in Black 2. Ewwwww (not my choice) My mom loves Will Smith

NATHANIEL R said...

oh and mikadzuki --isn't INTO THE WILD kind of um... raw for a parent/child outing ?

John T said...

Iron Man, actually, with my mom on Mother's Day.

illnaa said...

The Cider House Rules....we had no idea what the movie was about going in...

Anonymous said...

cassandra's dream with my mother and brother.

pikajew said...

I honestly couldn't tell what the last one was but my mom and I have plans to see Sex and the City together.

Robert said...

Under the Same Moon.

It's a good take-your-mother movie.

Russ said...

Randomly, I got my parents to go see There Will Be Blood and, even more randomly, they loved it.

Dame James Henry said...

With my mother: Pokemon: The First Movie (sue me, I was 10)

With my father: Batman Returns when I was 4-ish

With both: Jack Frost, I think (again, I was like 10).

Needless to say, my parents never go to the movies. They are way too cheap. The last movie they went and saw was The Da Vinci Code and that's because my dad was a huge fan of the book.

Bren said...

With my half-brother's mother we went to see LOTR: Return of the King.

With my real parents? I can't remember. Pocahontas?

susannah said...

Enchanted, with my mom, on Christmas Eve. . . . And OMG! I think the last movie I saw with my dad was Turner and Hooch. How embarrassing. He chose it because he thought it would be a perfect family movie. Gack.

Agustin said...

The Queen with my mom
She loved it, I hated it
we have the worst movie match in history

Aracir said...

with my mom, National Treasure 2 just right after I am Legend. we watched two movies that night.

with both parents, 300 I think.

Diana said...

The Lives of Others with my mum. I loved it; she had some interesting thoughts on it, coming from the generation of Chinese who lived through totalitarianism and the Cultural Revolution.

Yaseen Ali said...

Elizabeth: The Golden Age with my mother, which was kind of a full circle moment because we saw the first one together almost ten years before.

Too bad it didn't live up to expectations.

On video: Michael Clayton and No Country for Old Men, with both parents.

Anonymous said...

Citizen Ruth. This was a long time ago (obviously), but I remember clear as day that the comically graphic sex scene at the beginning of the film left my old-fashioned parents visibly shocked and nearly rendered me spontaneosly blind, deaf and dumb as a result of it Oy vey!

Brodie said...

Let's pretend it was Lars and the Real Girl, rather than What Happens in Vegas...

Anonymous said...

"Nim's Island", and before that, "Enchanted". My mother hadn't seen a movie since my brother took her to see "The Queen", and my father hadn't seen one for a few years more. So I thought, well I'll take them out to see a movie, but it's kind of hard when there can't be any sex, swearing, or violence.

There's things in movies I don't even think about, but hooo booy, watching those formerly innocent movies with them....

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Brian said...

With both parents? I think it's Akira Kurosawa's Dodes Ka-Den, when it played at the Harvard Film Archive almost exactly three years ago. They were living outside Boston for a year, and when my brother and I visited them, I convinced us all to check out this relatively rare title (now practically the only Kurosawa film not on DVD in this country). It's an odd film, but we liked it.

My mom became wary of going to the movies ever since getting motion-sick thanks to the camerawork of Once. Now that she's back living in the Bay Area I'm going to try to ease her back in to the cinema experience starting with a classic film or two guaranteed to have steady cinematography.

par3182 said...

my parents have been dead for a loooong time, so -

with my mum - the towering inferno

with my dad - nothing (i never thought of that before)

what a downer of a topic...

Kamikaze Camel said...

Aww, Par, I didn't know that. That's so sad.

:(

(cause frowny face emoticons make everything okay!)

With my Mum: Rogue (Greg McLean's killer croc flick. She wanted to see it, I already had and then I won a free double pass!)

With my Dad: Batman Begins (he suggested it, I figured a free ticket was good)

With Both: The Others (I'm not sure how that came about)

suburbanidealist said...

With Dad: Iron Man
With Mom: Baby Mama

With both: National Treasure 2?

(I do see quality flicks with them - you caught me at a bad time.) =D

NATHANIEL R said...

par --i'm sorry! condolences. I still have both of mine and though we're not exactly "close" i know that losing them eventually will hurt. and they are getting up there in years. (i was the baby of the family so they're older than my friends parents)

bernardo s said...

my blueberry nights with mum and we both liked it with reservations. We were planning to see control yesterday but I woke up with a raging fever... :( and now it's been devoured by summer blockbusters

par3182 said...

oh no, i didn't mean to milk that for sympathy. it's been twenty & thirty years - i've moved on

(plus i only watched half of the towering inferno as all those burning people freaked me out)

Henry said...

American movie? The Last Samurai.

Foreign movie? Journey From The Fall.

Anonymous said...

It probably was Babel

Deborah said...

My parents divorced when I was five years old; as far as I know, I have never been to the movie with "my parents."

With a parent? Holy shit, it might be more than 30 years.

JS said...

With my dad (guardian), I made him watch Pick-up on South Street.

The phone kept ringing with calls for him so we had to keep pausing and by the end of the movie, I just had to tell him "you're the first person I know who took two and a half hours to watch an 80 minute movie." :P

Daniel Armour said...

The Matrix Revolutions with my Mom and Dad.

James said...

The last movie I saw with my mom was "The Family Stone," which I detested.

The last movie I saw with my dad was "Broken Flowers," which he fell asleep in.

Anonymous said...

dad: 2046
mom:uh....mishima?
both: 6 degrees of separation

Colin said...

The uncut Lust, Caution, which I touted to them as the best film of 2007, even though I'm 19 this year and it's rated R21 in our country.

mikadzuki said...

Nathaniel
Haha, maybe it was. But everbody more or less liked it, so it worked.

I was more worried when I sat down with my Christian, profanity-hating, mostly conservative mom to watch Boogie Nights. But to my relief, she actually liked it (and laughed at all the right places too =).

Michael Parsons said...

Pan's Labyrinth, but that was on DVD. Living miles away makes seeing films together difficult.

Notluke said...

Revenge of the Sith three years ago. Since the 1997 Special Edition, it was our little tradition that I went to each successive Star Wars movie with my Mom (quality be damned! ;) ), and for the last episode Dad, who hates sci-fi, unexpectedly expressed the will to join us. We've all quite liked it, and had an ice-cream together after the film, and it was an awesome afternoon. :)

These days, convincing them to go see a film after I've already seen and liked it, is as close as it gets to going together. *sigh*

Cagatay said...

"Anna and the King" with my mom... And my aunt. Good times.

Ivovip said...

marie antoinette, my mom loved it

Chad said...

Pirates of the Caribbean 2 with both parents. Enchanted with Mom and Grandma (and aunt and cousins, etc.) All of my friends had loved Enchanted (and all had female companions to accompany them), but I felt so weird going to see it by myself-- so I had to gather a female family member entourage. It was worth it.

NATHANIEL R said...

i love hearing all these stories but it's making me think that my moviegoing lacks diversity in terms of who I go with...

ivovip --your mom loved MA? I love your mom. ;) !

Nick Davis said...

With Mom, I guess Cars? With Dad - Syriana? I'm unsure on both counts.

However, give this huge props to my mom - this year, she went and saw all five Best Picture nominees on the same day with my brother in a theater in Virginia. 12-hour commitment. Work it, Nancy! (For the record, she'd have voted for Juno, she liked MC and Atonement, she was terrified of Anton Chigurh, and she was worried Daniel Day-Lewis' head was going to explode in TWBB.)

Catherine said...

NickYour mam sounds amazing!

As for myself, the last joint outing with both parents was Enchanted, which they both enjoyed. The last with my mam was Sherrybaby, I think. No, actually it was Lars & The Real Girl. Bleurgh. Me and my dad saw 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days together a few months ago.

We have family traditions too. Like, every year we went to see the LOTR films together (happiest movie experiences of my life) and we still all make the trek out to see the new Harry Potter films, even though both my sister and I have grown out of them. It's still nice to make an occasion out of it, though, even if it's just to slag Daniel Radcliffe's acting all the way home together.

Peter Nellhaus said...

A couple of months before she died, I saw Taxi Driver on DVD with my mother. She was the one who got me out of high school to see a critics screening of Midnight Cowboy, my first X rated film.

Dustin Morningstar said...

"Sweeney Todd" was the last one we all saw in theatres. My mom hated it because of all the singing and she said the blood was too fake. (What can you do? Not all parents are fans of musicals, though she did dig "Grease" and "Hairspray".) Anyway, my dad loved it. He's not much of an Oscar buzzer, but he said right after the movie ended that he wanted it to get a Best Picture nod and a Best Director nod for Burton.

The last one we saw together at home was probably "Juno", which we all loved. I must have seen it 10 times by now, but it's still funny. XD

The next movie is probably going to be "WALL-E".

Dustin Morningstar said...

"Sweeney Todd" was the last one we all saw in theatres. My mom hated it because of all the singing and she said the blood was too fake. (What can you do? Not all parents are fans of musicals, though she did dig "Grease" and "Hairspray".) Anyway, my dad loved it. He's not much of an Oscar buzzer, but he said right after the movie ended that he wanted it to get a Best Picture nod and a Best Director nod for Burton.

The last one we saw together at home was probably "Juno", which we all loved. I must have seen it 10 times by now, but it's still funny. XD

The next movie is probably going to be "WALL-E".

Dr. S said...

With just my parents: Pride and Prejudice, in 2005. With my whole family: Casino Royale, in 2006. With just my mom: Becoming Jane, right before I left to come to England for the year. With just my dad? Probably The Commitments, way back in the day.

nick plowman said...

Brick Lane - and we all loved it, despite loving the book more.

Rob said...

Dad: "Forgetting Sarah Marshall"

Mom: "Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day"

Both: "Sweeney Todd" or "Atonement"



Last movie they went to see on my recommendation: "The Visitor"

CNO said...

I though it was... Dr T and the women... my mom was a richard Gere fan and we had free tickets.. so...

crazycris said...

Iron Man with my dad!

next up: Indy!!! also with my dad (my mom never goes to the movies)

Glenn said...

I watched 1408 with my mum on DVD for Mother's Day (hey, she wanted to see it), but I thought we were talking about going to the movies. Although maybe I shouldn't count that because she fell asleep after, like, 15 minute and only woke up once the movie turned to shite about 20 minutes out from the ending.

Lorenzo said...

There will be blood with my mother.

NATHANIEL R said...

one wishes you had italicized!

Carl said...

"Tora Tora Tora!" at the drive-in. Like most here, the folks were not and are not really big on movies and are completely happy in DVD-land for things that truly catch their interest.

Anonymous said...

Raiders of the Lost Ark with mom and dad. That was long time ago. Michael in DC

Anonymous said...

Opps...I forgot I saw Capote with my mom. She coughed through the entire movie. Michael DC

amir_uk said...

With mum... The Oxford Murders (not recommended at all, just nice to see my college city on film)

With dad... William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet (I was 12 at the time, can't believe I haven't been to the movies with just my dad since. Tend to just go with both parents.)

With mum and dad... There Will Be Blood (seems a popular choice round here to go to with the parents!)

Anonymous said...

iron man w/ my dad

Anonymous said...

I went to see The Kite Runner with my mom in the City, but we always watch movies on demand together at home. I also watch movies with my dad, but again, at home.

Anonymous said...

The last movie I saw with my parents was Shooter (that Mark Walburg [sp?] movie)--my Dad wanted to see it and I never say no to a free movie.