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Date Night #10 - Knives Out & Culver's


For our tenth date night, we went back to basics - dinner and a movie (er, the other way around, actually). David loves mystery novels and he was itching to see Knives Out since the moment we had first watched the trailer. We knew it had already dropped from several nearby theater listings, and felt fortunate when we found it still playing at the nearby Regal theater. I'm not going to lie... I was only lukewarm on seeing this one. I had my eye on 1917, or maybe Parasite, but thought this might be a fun diversion anyway. I knew it was top of David's list, and that was enough for me.

Truth be told, it was an absolute blast! We thoroughly enjoyed this movie from beginning to end! The cast is amazing, the plot is beyond clever, and it's just one of those movies that you can't wait to gush about as you make your way out of the theater. While every single character in the movie is delightfully on point, Daniel Craig really steals the show. He has an almost ridiculous southern drawl that at first seems as though it might be hard to embrace, but quickly draws you in. His character is maddeningly like-able as he is both irritatingly tenacious and endearingly earnest in doing his detective work. The plot keeps you guessing every step of the way, and every time you think you have it figured out, there's yet another twist in store. It's a lot of fun, and makes for a GREAT date night! I wish we had pictures of ourselves sitting in the theater - nestled up against each other in our reclining seats, eyes glued to the screen, reaching one by one into our shared bag of popcorn, whispering to each other every once in awhile to point out clues or share theories, and simply reveling in the movie experience like we were teenagers on our third or fourth date - comfortable yet exhilarated. This is what date night's all about.

In keeping with the giddy teenager theme, we decided to cap off the evening with a late-night dinner at Culver's. What could be better than bacon butter burgers and fried cheese curds??? It's mid-west paradise, for sure. Had we not gorged on so much popcorn and Junior Mints at the theater, we might have even opted for some frozen custard for dessert. But not this time. We've got to leave something to look forward to, right?

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