Today Hubby Tony and I had the opportunity to take in a matinee movie at a local theater.
Because of our schedule commitments, we decided to choose one that started right after lunch. The theater was showing six different movies. Two of them didn't start at convenient times, and two of them didn't interest us. Of the two that were left, we decided on Still Alice, the movie from last year that starred Julianne Moore as a linguistics professor who is diagnosed with early onset familial Alzheimer's disease.
The movie was very good, and I thought Moore's Oscar for Best Actress was very well deserved. There were several emotional moments in the movie, and I needed quite a few tissues to wipe up my tears. (And judging by the sniffles I heard from other parts of the auditorium, I wasn't the only one.)
After we left the theater I went to the bathroom. When I looked in the mirror I noticed my eyes were red and most of my mascara was gone. I splashed some water on my face and felt a little better, but after getting so emotional, for the rest of the day I felt drained.
Maybe I should have gone to the movie later in the day.
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