Conversation as it took place at the Kilpack house Friday evening before husband and myself went out:
"So what movie are you going to see?" asks daughter-pouting-because-she-has-to-babysit.
"Juno Cloverfield," I reply as I check to make sure there is dinner available--yes, hotdogs. Score!
Daughter looks at me queerly. "Juno Cloverfield?"
"Yep," says me, the all-knowing-one
"Don't you mean Juno or Cloverfield; they're two different movies. Juno's about a pregnant chick and Cloverfield is about some monster thing."
I give daughter the all famous why-question-my-brilliance look. "No, my dear, It's Juno Cloverfield--Cloverfield is Juno's last name. It's just that most people just call it Juno for short."
Daughter laughs. "They aren't the same movie, mom."
Mother scowls. "Yes they are, you don't know nothin, now go cook some hot dogs."
Two hours later, after a wonderful dinner; husband and I buy two tickets to see Cloverfield (I know it's Juno Cloverfield because the marquee ONLY says Cloverfield and Juno's only been out for a few weeks so it must be the same one). I smuggle in my almond M&M's, husband buys a popcorn, and I'm looking forward to seeing the movie since I've heard such great things about it.
Nary a pregnant teenager on screen for the entire 100 minutes.
Rather, Cloverfield is about a monster-grasshopper thing that eats people. Who knew? That's not to say it wasn't a good show--if you're the monster-grasshopper-eating type. The filming was very unique and I quite liked it when compared to the other 1001-ways-to-destroy-Manhattan movies.
Conversation as it took place late Friday night when husband and myself return from the movies:
"So, how was Juno Cloverfield?" asks cocky-needs-more-homework-eleven-year-old.
Mom laughs and shakes her head at her own silliness, thus inviting daughter to be well mannered and laugh with her. "I knew they were different movies, I just wanted to see if you'd respect your mother or argue with her. Dad owes me five bucks cause you argued."
A lot of conversations end with that word.