Sunday, July 02, 2006

Movie Review of the Quarter

It had been six months since we last saw a movie, so Jenny and I took the opportunity this weekend for a night out for dinner and a movie without the kids. Jenny's mom just returned from Europe for Jenny's sister Wendy's wedding, and she did us a favor and watched the kids for us on Saturday night.

As usual, we headed over to the Bay Street Mall in Emeryville for the festivities. We had steak sandwiches and french fries for dinner at the Buckhorn Grill, and then stopped by Pottern Barn Kids store to get bed accessories for Punky's new bedroom (photos to come). Then we went and saw "The Devil Wears Prada", which is based on the popular novel of the same name.

As a former employee of the Gap, Jenny could really identify with "The Devil Wears Prada" in several ways--the most obvious being the movie's setting in the fashion industry. Similarly, Jenny saw the "boss from hell" character played by Meryl Steep in more than few managers at the Gap. I didn't have the same feeling of deja vu as Jenny did, but I still found the movie to be entertaining and a pleasant break from reality. For just a few moments, I was transported to New York City and Paris, and that alone was worth the ten dollar price of a movie ticket.


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