While I'm driving home on Friday nights, I listen to the Hugh Hewitt show. They have a movie critic (The Unblinking Eye) on and each (well most) Fridays he gives a top ten list. Each week the list is themed and last night was Top Ten First Video Dates for Men. Not first date, not first movie in a theater but the first one where you sit next to each other on a couch and watch a rental.
The subject was a difficult one and he did the best he could. He acknowledged that women are too unique to have some kind of catchall movie list for them. The Eye's suggestion was to have the lady bring the movie while the man cooks. The list?
10. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
9. When Harry Met Sally(1989)
8. Notting Hill (1999)
7. Far From Heaven (2002)
6. The Philadelphia Story (1940)
5. The African Queen (1951)
4. Some Like It Hot (1959)
3. It Happened One Night (1934)
2. Casablanca (1942)
1. The Notebook (2004)
The FP Gal and I talked about this last night and we tried to remember what the first video we watched together was. We think it was 'Zoolander'. If you know my long term aversion to Ben Stiller, you know that I must have been in love.
I'm curious what movies other couples have watched as their first. I think for Hans and Rachel it was 'Blackhawk Down' but I'm not sure. Anyone else?