Often when you see lots of films at the cinema, you end up running out of films to see, or happen to be saving one to see with friends later in the week. When these occasions arise, you have a choice to make. Do you maybe do something different for date night, or do you look further afield for different cinemas. Well, being a stickler for routines, and with both of us loving a movie every Tuesday night for date night, my partner and I decided to look a little further out this week, seeing as we are waiting to see Magic Mike XXL this Friday with friends.
So with that, I opened up the website for the one and only art house cinema in Hamilton, that being the Lido. We venture out to the Lido maybe 2 to 3 times a year when we find ourselves in this predicament, which isn’t often considering we see 60 to 70 films a year on the big screen. Though I actually rather enjoy seeing films at the Lido, and not just because they show some great art house cinema, but because it has easily the best decor and atmosphere of the 4 cinemas in town.
Though ironically, if even that’s the right word to use, the only film that was playing at the Lido at the right time was one we actually missed when it was on the big screen in the lager cinemas. It screening at the Lido makes sense though as it could be seen as slightly art house, being a British film. That’s why for this week’s movie we found ourselves at Man Up, who’s trailer looked good, so we didn’t mind too much changing up our cinema going routine all that much with a trip to the Lido.
Now, I’ve rambled on for three paragraphs about everything else but the movie, so I guess I should get to that. This was your typical rom-com with the classic British tweaks you’d expect, and it had its moments. It also had some things that just annoyed me as a writer myself, and an audience member, as even the suspension of disbelief in some scenes just wasn’t enough. There were also some annoying character choices for the leading lady when it came to her male stalker that made me cringe, so yes, this film wasn’t perfect. But, it was enjoyable, and a nice night out at the cinema, and at the end of the day, a date night is always a good one when you’ve had a nice night out.
8 out of 10 from me!!!