Sunday, May 30, 2010

The African Queen

Last night Brett and I had such a great 'date night in.'
Everything fell into place perfectly.
The kids were in bed and asleep by 8:00, so we got to eat a quiet dinner, watch a movie, and get to bed ourselves before 11:00. We ordered a pizza, since the kids just had watermelon for dinner (and couldn't have been more delighted) and then we popped in a classic movie.
"The African Queen" is, without a doubt on my top 10 list of favorite movies.
And it definitely takes the number one spot for a date night movie. The first 15 minutes were a little rough. But once it was just Bogie and Hepburn on a boat, it was pure magic! It was filmed on location in Africa (before that was the norm) and the writing and acting are so completely charming. And the story is totally fabulous! It makes you want to go on an adventure with your one and only so badly!
It's hard not to write about my favorite parts,
but I don't want to spoil it for any who hasn't seen it.
Be sure to try mimicing Bogie and Hepburn's distinctive accents. I think I said, "Uh, Mr. Allnut?" almost as many times as Katharine did in my attempt to get her accent just right. Such characters, those two!


Davis Family said...

It's been awhile since I've seen that, but I'm a classics movie-lover (as long as I can stay awake...).
So glad you had a fun and cheap date night.

The Nichols Family said...

Sounds like a good movie. It's fun to see a new post from you. I hope you are doing well. We are still waiting for James and Julie to be born.

Cecilia said...

Lovely! Oh what fun it is when the kids are in bed!

Kristen said...

I have to admit I have never seen that one, although I love classic movies. Looks like I have a movie to go find. Thanks for the tip!