JM and I watched a movie together last night. (Trouble With the Curve w/Clint Eastwood, Justin Timberlake and Amy Adams)
Every couple of months, we rent 5 or 6 movies, and usually we end up not watching any of them all the way because of infidelity popping up unannounced and uninvited. This was the first one I can remember in a LONG time that had nothing offensive... no infidelity, no nudity, no gratuitous sex, no foul language...it was a really good movie and a really good time.
Even so, there were a couple of scenes that were very difficult/triggery for different reasons. There was a bar scene that hit JM really hard because of an incident in his past. And there was a flashback scene of potential CSA that was averted by the father that was really hard for me. The bar scene was first, and I paused the movie for a few moments while JM recovered. It was the first time I have seen the PTSD symptoms in over a year and a half. But he recovered quickly and was okay. When the CSA scene popped up, I was shaken, but drew strength from JM.
We were able to laugh about the fact that there was something for both of us. As the movie drew to a close, I said, "Well, this movie is my favorite movie ever because, even though there were a couple of tough spots, there was one subject that was completely avoided and I appreciate that immensely." JM said he was thinking the exact same thing.
It was so nice to just be together, support each other through the hard stuff and enjoy a nice story. Those are the times that make me know R was the right decision for us.
If you like baseball and want a nice film to watch without IF triggers, check this one out.