Boy vs. Girl

by | Aug 30th, 2010 | 3:11PM | Filed under: Redbox Insider, Redbox On The Road, Updates from the Road

Sex and the City 2I miss my friends. Seriously miss my friends. I mean, Chris is great and all, but he can’t replace gossiping with Janet over brunch, dissecting movies with Jess, or going dancing with Colleen. Just like Sex and the City, I want my girls around to share the highs and lows of my now-transient life.

I also miss my television friends: Silver from 90210, Jenny from Gossip Girl, and Amy from Secret Life of the American Teenager. Sure, I could force Chris to watch these shows when we’re stuck in hotel rooms together, but I actually want to stay married.

Last night we found the ultimate solution to our need for gender space. Here’s the recipe:

  • Two laptops.
  • Two sets of headphones.
  • Two very different DVDs.
  • Appropriate snacks.

While I basked in the awesomeness that is Miley Cyrus in The Last Song, Chris relived the past with Galaxy Quest. For two blissful hours, I felt like I was back home with my friends, drinking a cosmo and laughing about life and love.

For ladies in a similar situation, we recommend the following redbox rentals, available in many locations (make sure to check online first before you visit the redbox kiosk of your choice).

  1. The Back-up Plan – A liberated women decides to have the carriage before the horse. Hilarity ensues.
  2. Leap Year – Beautiful shots of Ireland in the back, knee-slapping comedy in the front.
  3. Precious – Straight-up inspirational, with some great Shutter Islandacting on the side.
  4. Everybody’s Fine – A movie that will have you calling your parents to say, “Our family isn’t as dysfunctional as I thought!”
  5. Maneater – The title says it all. This is an especially good rental if you’re in a fight with your spouse. Pop it in and smile.

And for the gentlemen:

  1. Deep Impact – Asteroids.
  2. Furry Vengeance – Angry animals take over the world.
  3. Hot Tub Time Machine – Manly bonding in fluorescents.
  4. Shutter Island - Crazy people.
  5. Zombieland – Dead people.

How do you handle it when you and your significant other want to watch completely different movies?


3 Responses to “Boy vs. Girl”

  1. Fiirvoen
    Posted on August 30, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    Furry Vengeance…really? Really?

  2. Impheatus
    Posted on August 30, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    I don’t like that =S
    I think it defeats the experience of sharing a movie with your couple… =)

  3. Janet
    Posted on September 3, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    Miss you! Video chat soon? We can both watch a movie on our respective laptops (NOT LEAP YEAR) and Skype at the same time? ;)