I took MiniMe and MiniScoot to see Twilight, a tweenage chick flick about a girl and her vampire beau. For me, it was kinda predictable, but the girls absolutely ate it up. The vampire boyfriend is brooding and aloof, so immediately the girls were hooked on him and his amazing amount of haircare products (all the vampires and their hair remind me of Beverly Hills 90210, the original series not the new one, the boyfriend is so Dylan McKay). I was pretty partial to the villains in the film; they all looked like they might’ve auditioned to join White Zombie at one point.
In the car on the way home, I asked if the girls liked the movie…the response I got from Minime was, “I really love the way the vampire stares at you. He’s cute. It’s totally creepy and I like it.” And from MiniScoot, “Oh yeah, I like it, too…it’s creepy and romantic.” And as the mom I had to grip the steering wheel tighter as I had an abrupt mental fast forward to Minime trying to convince me it’s okay to ride on the back of her Hells Angels boyfriend’s motorcycle to the prom.