Category Archives: Mr & Mrs Movie Night

Mr & Mrs Movie Night: Before Sunrise

Before Sunrise

Mr & Mrs movie night #3: Before Sunrise. If you like romantic films about foreign cities and deep conversations with strangers, this is the film for you! Starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy, this movie was about two strangers who meet by happenstance on a train from Budapest.

Jesse is on his way to Vienna to catch a flight back to the US and Celine is on her way home to Paris after visiting her grandmother. They start a casual conversation that swiftly travels into deeper territory. After an illuminating conversation, Jesse asks Celine to get off the train with him and spend the night walking the streets of Vienna with him. AND SHE DOES IT!! Throwing caution to the wind, Celine gets of the train with Jesse and the two spend the entire night walking around and experiencing the city. They have the kind of deep conversations that people seem able to spill so freely with strangers.

Wow. First, I just thought Celine was kind of crazy… she doesn’t know this guy! But it turned into a crazy whirlwind of a night. It reminded me of nights I had when I was younger… those times you stay up all night talking and laughing with someone. Very romantic… and there are THREE of these films (Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, and Before Midnight). We only watched the first two, but I enjoyed them both!

Mr & Mrs Movie Night: To Catch a Thief

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For our second Mr & Mrs movie night we decided to watch Hitchcock’s To Catch a Thief with Cary Grant & Grace Kelly. I’ve been a fan of Cary Grant since the first time I watched An Affair to Remember (one of my favorite romances) and loved him even more after I saw Bringing Up Baby, so I knew I’d enjoy this one!

The story follows a reformed cat burgular, John “The Cat” Robie (Cary Grant), as he tries to clear his name when a series of jewelry heists occur in the Riviera. The insurance agent, who is dealing with the backlash over all the thefts, reaches out to Robie for help. At the top of the list of expected victims is a woman named Jessie Stevens and her beautiful daughter Frances (Grace Kelly).

I guessed somewhat early on who was behind the thefts, but that didn’t take away from my enjoyment of the film! It’s practically done in a classic James Bond style… women, beaches, a foreign country, and a mystery! I think this may have been my first experience with Alfred Hitchcock and I was not disappointed!