My mom had a birthday last week and I told her I'd take her downtown today for lunch and a movie. I still have a few passes to the AMC 24 at Yonge and Dundas, so I told her to pick a movie playing there.
Dear mom picked Mamma Mia. Not to be insensitive, but even for my own mother's birthday I wouldn't sit in a theatre for Mamma Mia. It's probably a moot point because I'm pretty sure they wouldn't give me access to the theatre for that film. Like Sex and the City before it, Mamma Mia is not to be viewed in a theatre by heterosexual men. I don't make the rules, I just follow them.
I suggested Iron Man. Yes, I tried to get my mom to see Iron Man with me, but I'm the same guy who once dragged her to a Kid Rock concert. My mom, ever the sceptic, called my brother Steve to learn whether she'd like Iron Man. Steve, ever the honest reviewer, told her that it's a great film and I'd like it but that it's not for her. Iron Man was out.
We finally compromised with Get Smart and everything worked out. I'll post a review later today.
Moral of the story: Don't try and trick your mom into seeing guy films with you. She'll figure it out. Moms are smart that way.