Saturday, January 10, 2009

Guys and their Dogs

Last night Jon and I went to a movie, but not just any movie... a FAMILY film - "Marley and Me." Weird. I thought maybe it was the parental instincts kicking in that made us choose this movie over many others in theaters right now (Valkyrie, Seven Pounds, Bride Wars...). But near the end of the movie I realized why:

Guys love dogs. (And Jennifer Aniston. Hee hee.)

It was a cheesy little flick about how a family gets attached to a TERRIBLE dog - he's crazy and destructive and reminded me of someone in MY life! I would have given it maybe 2 and a half stars for being cute. But the best part was that someone sitting next to me (I won't mention names to protect the innocent) cried like a girl when poor Marley has to be put down. It was adorable. And he wasn't the only one! Guys all over the theater were sniffling and crumpling tissues like we women do during Steel Magnolias or Hallmark commercials.

It was hilarious. For one small moment there was balance and equality in the universe. So now I have ammo for the next time "someone" makes fun of me for tearing up!


Molly said...

That is hilarious! And I'm glad to hear you confirm that the movie was cheesy. I didn't have much desire to see it. Maybe I'll rent it down the road.

caitlin said...

I remember I dated a guy forever ago that told me the only movie he ever cried in was Babe. Yes, the pig movie. Maybe guys do have soft spots for animals.

I was sad you guys couldn't come with us to Yes Man, but am excited to see you tonight!

The Shill Spill said...

You go get 'em Bonnie! :)
Way to use equality and balance for the rest of us!