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Going to the movies with or without babies/children - what have you liked, hated?

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laurashimili Mon 01-Sep-14 12:18:00

Hi fellow bloggers,

I have been to the movies recently with my baby (we are lucky to live near a Picture House cinema, they have sessions with babies, they call them the Big Scream) and it was great. Doing something like that with the baby is amazing, for a couple of hours you have the feeling that life is similar to before and you can do things you used to do before (ok as well as feeding and changing baby etc).

So I wondered if other mamas or papas have been to the movies recently and what have you watched?

The movie I saw was Lucy, supposed to be the blockbuster of the summer. Although the plot is a little hard to believe at some points, I enjoyed it, it was informative, entertaining and satisfying to see the lead character was a woman and she had supernatural powers to do all the things that usually men do in movies - so quite feminist too.

Has anyone else seen Lucy, what did you think? It'd be good to share views.

Here is my impressions of Lucy, the movie, on the blog

Happy blogging

SarahMayF Tue 02-Sep-14 11:06:37

Nice blog! I love the Picturehouse Big Scream sessions, I always go down to the local one in York. Before I had kids I used to go to the cinema all the time, but I can't bring myself to take a screaming child into a cinema with a bunch of adults - especially for something like Lucy. The Big Scream is a great way of seeing films I actually want to see without annoying everybody around me. The only other option seems to be going to kids films with all the other mums, but I think mine is too young to understand any of that yet.

zanuda Tue 02-Sep-14 14:56:23

We don't have anything like that sad. First time I've been at the movies was when my child was ~2-3. Don't remember exactly what it was. One of the Shreks perhaps. Because he liked the first one I took my chance to watch the new one at the cinema. Since then we go regularly on new releases (we seldom have good stuff on Kid's chip seances).

lauraslittlethings Wed 03-Sep-14 21:02:41

SaraMayF thanks for the blog! Yes big scream sessions are great, they should be doing them everywhere (sorry zanuda to hear you don't have any nearby...). So Sara it sounds you saw Lucy, what did your think?

SarahMayF Thu 04-Sep-14 09:40:25

I haven't seen it yet, actually, but have been really wanting to. It seems from your review a bit more fun than Leon, which is the film I was hoping it would be like, but that's not a bad thing. And from a feminist perspective it definitely looks worth a watch!

lauraslittlethings Tue 09-Sep-14 09:56:34

Hi saramayf, Leon is stronger, as a story and execution. Lucy is different and wanting to cover too many things at once, which makes good attempts like this, fail. Yes quite feminist, which is good! Let us know your views if you see it. I am going to the big scream again this Thursday, for Before I go to sleep, looks good too.

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