Thursday, December 1, 2011

mov•ie (moo-vee) | the muppets movie

Raise your hand if you DIDN'T see The Muppets Movie this weekend.  It seems like many rushed to the theaters to watch the movie and it's no surprise. The Muppets are so iconic that those of us that grew up with these characters really didn't want to miss the chance to re-live the kooky, quirky humor that the original show and movies brought when we were younger...well most of us that is.


Matt and I saw the movie on Thanksgiving Day.  I expressed my excitement leading up to opening day about how much I wanted to see the movie, so like a good husband, he went along with it and agreed to see the movie.  I (and this is my error) assumed that he too grew up loving The Muppets.  I mean c'mon - even Muppet Babies will count, but that's where assuming made a you know what, out of you know who.  In the middle of the movie as Jason Segal and Amy Adams began with their first song and dance, I started grinning ear to ear, but also cringed inside because I saw Matt slumped down in his seat and knew immediate that he did NOT grow up with The Muppets.  I could sense his urgency to leave the theater and wondering when it was going to end every time he checked his watch.  BUT, I didn't let that stop my enjoyment of dancing along because how many times has he made me sit through movies that caused me discomfort (ie: Apocalypto)?


Typically when we exit the theater I ask Matt, "What did you think?"  In this case I knew better, he wasn't un-happy or upset, he knew what he was getting into.  So instead I asked, "You didn't grow up watching The Muppets did you?"  When he responded, "No, not really." It was no surprise, but I appreciate that he sucked it up, sat through it, tolerated my child like giddiness and did it all in the name of love.  After all isn't that what true love is?  When someone sits through a movie they think is miserable, all because it brings pleasure to the person they love.  In a nutshell, if you didn't gather it already, I loved it and Matt didn't.


|Does your significant other sit through movies that you know they won't love just because you want to? Do you do the same for that person?|

12 comments:

susan#'s said...

My husband just sat through "My Week with Marilyn" and looked liked a trapped and caged bear after an hour....but it was not totally my fault!:)

I am going to wait for DVD on the Muppets.

erin♥ said...

I can just picture Matt saying that, "No, not really." LOL! I think we all drag our hubbies to movies they don't want to see and vice versa. And don't even get me started on our Netflix queue!! ♥

Style Journey said...

Cute story, but no, my husband and I just decide not to make each other suffer with movies we both know we wouldn't enjoy. It's so sweet he did that for you though! I am going to take my 6yr old to see it. She has been bouncing off the walls waiting! Heather

Rebecca said...

I want to see The Muppets, but didn't have time to see it last weekend.

Katie said...

Jared and I usually don't like the same movies so it's typical for one of us to sit through something for the other :)

Ashley said...

Yeah, I didn't grow up with The Muppets either, so I have no desire to see the movie. I'm single now, but in my last relationship, I made an attempt to watch his favorite movies. I usually failed horribly (I tried watching Star Wars at least five times and fell asleep in the middle of it every single time), but at least I made an attempt. That counts, right?

Pamela said...

I saw Muppets, too! I actually took two nieces and a nephew to see it and realized they were too young to understand Kermit and Fozzie (1st and 5th grade). I guess I assumed because I grew up with Muppets that all kids did. Even kids today. But they didn't.

I once dated a guy who talked me into seeing Star Wars when it was back in the theaters. I totally fell asleep. I had no desire to see it and was glad he paid for it.

Bonnie said...

I want to see this movie so badly! I have loved the Muppets for as long as I can remember. Plus, Jason Segel is a comedic genius. It has to be good.

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eek said...

I really want to see The Muppets, but I won't take the hubs. He would probably just fall asleep in the first 5 minutes! He has a low tolerance for movies he won't like and gets bored too easily which makes the movie hard for me to enjoy, so I don't take him along. That's what gay husbands are for ;)

Tinfoil Tiaras said...

Oh absolutely! My man sits through many a chick flick and I through many an action film (I refuse to watch horrow movies!) I didn't grow up with the Muppets but I still want to see the movie-it looks so cute!

laura said...

My husband likes movies with guns or half naked women on the poster/cover. I am a bit more cosmopolitan. hahaha. The most painful movie I had to sit through was "27 Dresses" and I went to see it with 3 men who WANTED to see it.

I have heard rave reviews about the Muppets movie, but since I didn't really watch-watch them, growing up, I might just wait until it comes out on dvd.
have a happy weekend!
♥ laura
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SassyUptownChic said...

Awwww Tabitha, that was sweet of him! I grew up with the muppets. I found them so funny. I posted about them, but haven't seen the movie yet. Heard nothing but wonderful things. I don't have a significant anybody as of yet, but I would hope he would be as understanding as your hubby. Glad all went well. :D
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