Wednesday, December 1, 2010

That means that the performers will periodically dance about and burst into song

This past weekend I saw the new movie Tangled.  I feel deceived.  Look, watch this trailer or this trailer, So I ask you "When do the characterless sing and dance?"  If I knew that I would have skipped the coffee before the film.

I got home and complained to my wife.  She looked at me like I was nuts.  "It is a Disney princess move, of course they are gonna sing and dance"

Anyway, my daughter loved it.

It reminded me of one of my favorite lines from one of the few chick flicks I can sit through.  In Sabrina, Harrison Ford's character wants to give is "date" a special night

Linus Larrabee: And I want tickets to whatever Broadway show nobody can get tickets to. 
[Mack looks inquisitively at him
Linus Larrabee: I know, I seldom go to the theatre. 
Mack: Seldom? 
Linus Larrabee: So, I'm not a theatre buff. 
Mack: Buff? The most difficult tickets to get will be for a Broadway musical. 
Linus Larrabee: [distractedly] Okay. 
Mack: That means that the performers will periodically dance about and burst into song. 

Just so you know.  I was the guy who woke up during intermission of the Nutcracker (Yes at the New York State Theater in Lincoln Center) and put on his coat because he thought the show as over.  Yea, that was me.


  1. Too funny. I usually love musicals, and had a great time seeing "Mama Mia" in New York, but I hate musicals where the characters burst into unnecessary song. My favorite movie is still South Pacific, and that was long ago and far away.
    Congratulations to you for taking your daughter to something she wanted to see. Some dads wouldn't, but of course they are not you! ;~)
    -- K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  2. I love going to the opera, but always want to leave at the first intermission.

  3. In my house, it's my husband who loves musicals--and I'm the one who nods off.

  4. I love musicals. I hated Tangled. My 12yo daughter loved it, however. God I hated it. I walked out using your line: "The seats were comfortable."


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