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?|