Friday, July 24, 2009

As the days keep turning into night

Dinner and a movie is a classic date night stand by. On Friday night, Alex and I went on a double date with Kristina and Todd to the Friendly Toast and the Kendall Square Cinema.

The Friendly Toast, a Portsmouth NH institution, has opened a location in Cambridge. They serve really good breakfast all day and have a full bar. What more could you ask for? Well I suppose slightly better service. Just like NH, the Cambridge location has a slew of unfriendly, hipster waiters and waitresses who move at a snails pace, but the kitsch decor keeps you entertained while you wait. Plus, hipsters love irony and nothing is more ironic than working in a restaurant called The Friendly Toast when you are too cool for school!

After dinner, we headed over to the Kendall Square Cinema and saw Away We Go, a sweet little film about a couple traveling the country to find the perfect place to raise their first child. When it comes to movies, there are a few things that always get me. I love movies that are pretty to watch, have interestingly beautiful soundtracks, and are realistically humorous. Away We Go satisfied on all fronts. It isn't a major block buster. There were parts I wasn't sure flowed all that gracefully. All and all though, it was a pretty little movie. John Krasinski and Maya Rudolph are both adorable, portraying a very-much-in-love couple, not quite sure about becoming grown-ups. The film also stars a few of my favorites: Allison Janney, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Catherine O’Hara, who provide comic relief and maternal instincts gone awry.

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