It's hard to go on dates when you are getting through school. One of those reasons is because you don't have money to pay a babysitter. Yes...you can find things to do together that don't cost any money, but you still have to pay the babysitter. I have had some wonderful friends here who have had my kids come over so we could go to dinner or just get some alone time and that's always fun...but it's not very regular. So, for Hubby and me...date nights happen after the kids are in bed. We just try to do something together.
Last evening, I suggested we all walk to one of our local Walgreens and rent a movie from the Red Box. I was anxious to get a little exercise and was hoping to find Becoming Jane to rent (I've heard it's wonderful, but haven't been able to see it yet). Well...even though I'd checked the Red Box website before we left...my desired movie wasn't there. Pity. So...we quickly scanned the other titles and decided to rent, The Golden Compass. Yes, yes...I knew about the controversy surrounding the film, but I was interested to see it and so was my hubby.
After we got the kids down...we hooked up the DVD player and watched. While I didn't find anything in it that, I felt, was worthy of the controversy, I don't really know that I could say I liked it. For me it was hard to follow (I had to keep asking my hubby to explain things). I wonder if I had read the books if I would have liked it better.
So...if you've read the books or seen the movie or both...what are your thoughts?