Double Dose of Disney

Last night myself, my fiance, and my almost-nephew Chas parked ourselves on the couch to watch High School Musical 2. Chas (age 12) had already seen it two nights previous on opening day, but Ryan and I were catching it for the first time, and we were embarrassingly eager to do so. As poor Chas tried to sing along (in his defense, it was the sing-along edition with the lyrics displayed karaoke-style), Ryan shushed him several times in a manner usually reserved for staunch, old-school librarians. I guess we successfully squelched Chas’s childlike energy, because the next thing we knew, he had passed out. That left the two of us to enjoy the cheesy, contrived plot, overly produced songs, and kick-butt dance numbers in a distraction-free environment. Of course, by the end I was singing along myself (only to be told “sssshhhhh!” by my husband-to-be.)

Tonight we took Chas to see Ratatouille, and I was thrilled that this was the flick he chose to watch (it helped that we deemed Superbad and Knocked Up as inappropriate for a 12-year-old who’s not our own.) This movie not only made me salivate due to all the scrumptious food the characters prepared, but I laughed out loud throughout it and almost shed a few tears, as well. The CGI animation was absolutely incredible, the characters likable (and humorously detestable), and, though it was somewhat slow at times, the overall movie was extremely butt-kicking! I was afraid maybe the humor was too adult for Chas’s liking, but he said he enjoyed it and, when pressed for a grade by his crazy future-aunt (me!), he gave it a B.



  1. Lisa said

    Stephanie! I can’t believe you like High School Musical!!? That’s hilarous…it will be our little secret. =)

  2. d said

    i concur! ratatuouioufillirie (sp?) was incredible! yes!

  3. the rug said

    I’m a big fan of corbin bleu. and like his hats. I’ve started dressing like him since watching HSM2.

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