Body of Lies

at Posted by Kusum Rohra
No. This isn't a review of the movie. Actually this post is not about the movie at all. The Saturday beau and I went for this movie, we choose to go for the last show (11.15 pm) so that we could have an unhurried dinner and catch the movie at ease. But no, thanks to the rising number of insensitive parents it was not to happen.Right behind our seats was this couple who bought their barely-one and a half-year old kid! Throughout the movie the kid kept screaming and kicking our seats so we missed some of the dailogue and kept shifting uncomfortably. The beau suddenly yelled a 'Susssssh' to the kid and I yelled at him, the kid won't be able to sush specially if he is to sit in one place for about 2 hours in the dark watching a very violent movie. An irritate beau replied the sush was for the parents * rolls eyes *.
I tried my best to let it be but I have had enough of stupid parents bringing kids to late night movies which are totally not suitable for kids, so I decided to take this up with the parents during interval. Here is the conversation:
The first thing I asked them was, "Forget about how much it's disturbing us, but isn't it unacceptable to bring a two year old for a violent movie like Body of lies and that too for a late night show, shouldn't the kid be in bed or atleast at home at this hour?"
Stupid Father replies "No, No, No, he is not even two, so we bought him." My jaw dropped and at that point I felt like tying him up and torturing him but his wife was even more irritating (match made in heaven, I say) and torturing two people in a short span of 10 mins( the interval time) would be difficult so I let go.
Stupid Mom (Making a sad face): "There is no one to look after him at home, so we bought him, we see very few movies." ( I'm sure thats such a huge sacrifice. *sniff sniff*)
Me: "But then why don't you watch them on DVD?
Stupid and Mother both Father start rambling about how they totally have the right to torture their kid and disturb other movie goers. Stupid Mom: "Are you trying to tell us that we should not see movies in a theatre."
Me(Without skipping a beat): YES! Do you even have to ask!
At this point the interval ended and we ended the discussion there. During the second half of the movie we actually played a bit with the baby, what to do * sigh * you can't beat(quite literally) these insensitive parents atleast you don't take it out on the poor kid, such a deadly combo of parents he is got. I swear one more time I encounter parents like these I am going to snatch their kid from them! After all loony parents should be anyday better then stupid parents! HMPF.


Rohini said...

I really don't get this. I would never take my brat for a movie till he was old enough to enjoy it and not be a disruptive force for the rest of the audience. I am totally behind on the latest movies as a result but it is a price I am willing to pay...

Kusum Rohra said...

@Rohini: Same here. Even I am amazed how some parents are ok with putting firstly their own kid throgh so much discomfort and secondly with putting audience through discomfort too!

the mad momma said...

if i can wait for the movie to come on DVD - why cant others?

Anonymous said...

my feelings exactly!!
i have had quite a number of altercations with such Stupid Parents, most of them at classical concerts. And yes, the kids are evil as well. Trust me on that. I've managed to terrorise a noisy, seat-kicking monster on a flight.
He went right off to sleep after that!! I'm quite the 'policewale uncle' when it comes to dealing with those gremlins.

Anonymous said...

Have you got a kid? I shouldn't be asking this. I already know the answer - NO! So, you and your hubby should be the last effing persons on this earth to pass judgements like these. And since its not illegal to bring a 2 year old to the theatre, you can keep your preaching-guru-know-it-all comments to urself!

Kusum Rohra said...

@Anonymous: Heh I am assuming you are one of those stupid parents who take out their kids for such movies which is why my post seems to have irked you. I am not saying it's illegal but it's really really stupid and unfortunately people may refrain from doing illegal things but nothing can stop them from being stupid, right?