Thinking we had gads of time before the movie, we popped into McAlister's deli for a late lunch (for me, Annelise had already eaten). Five bites or so into my salad I had the bright idea to double check the movie time on my phone. Imagine my surprise when instead of 3:30 the movie started at 3:05.
It was 3:03.
Thank goodness the theater was only a hop, skip and a jump away. But of course we still drove and re-parked, this is Texas in July after all.
After sneaking candy and the occasional water bottle into movies before and hardly batting an eye, I can now say I have gone hard core as far as smuggling goes. I wrapped up my half Reuben in five napkins and carefully stashed it and my large iced tea in my purse. Oh yes, I did. Thankfully there were no spills and I wasn't busted (even though I worried the usher might have heard my ice jiggling) and we made it to our seats while the previews were still playing, so, YEA!
The movie was absolutely ADORABLE!! I gobbled up just about every Beverly Cleary book I could get my grubby little kid hands on back in the day, so I was thrilled when I heard about the movie coming out this summer (well, I was also a little skeptical and hoped they didn't massacre the Cleary reputation, they didn't). The actress that played Ramona was perfect (and really cute, but not cheesy cute), the story line was sweet, funny and real. I loved how they showed her family living in an average house with a close family, they showed sibling bickering but no sass or smart aleck-y back-talk to her parents, and I LOVED how they portrayed Ramona's vivid imagination. Annelise and I thoroughly enjoyed every last minute of Ramona's adventures and gave it four enthusiastic thumbs-up!
On the way out I had to snap a photo of Annelise with her McDreamy, Zac Efron, otherwise and probably always known to her as Troy Bolton.
Yeah, he's pretty cute. And pretty young. And I probably sound pretty much like a cougar.
Have you seen Ramona & Beezus yet? (If not, go, go now) Have you smuggled food into a movie before (but I bet not a reuben, I may have stunk up the whole theater)?