Southside With You

“I knew I was in trouble just before the credits rolled. The AMC announcements intro was one I’d never seen before despite my dozens and dozens of visits. It was the one with the romantic theme. Oh dear God, help me.

Why did I find myself at a romantic movie alone late at night against character and better judgement? The film in question was Southside With You, about Barack and Michelle Obama’s first date. I love our First Family, and I really was curious to see what happend on that first outting, especially since it was known to have included a screening of Spike Lee’s Do The Right Thing. Unfortunately, despite my best efforts I passed out just before we got to the movie within the movie. You’d think I’d have learned my lesson by now about doubling after 7, once we cross my 10 PM bedtime during movie 2.

But there were a whole lot of things that happened before that point. Well maybe not a whole lot, but there were things. Mostly around Michelle insisting they were not on a date and Barack insisting that it wouldn’t be so bad if they were. It was cute and sweet and very much not my thing. Barack definitely had the charm and humor I love in our current president, but Michelle was portrayed as a bit too no-nonsense and serious, not the First Lady who did Carpool Karaoke.

I feel like this deserved a guest post from someone who is more inclined towards these films. I was sorta interested, but for me it wasn’t quite enough to fill a full movie, even one with a short runtime. However, I still need to see what happens when they watch that movie…

Southside With You – \m/ \m/ \n”

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