Yesterday, I received a phone call from my friend Vito Grandolfo to invite me to join him and a couple other friends to see the new Sherlock Holmes movie followed by a run to Five Guys Burgers. That sounded like a good idea so I headed my way down to the theaters everyone was meeting at.
By the time I got there, it was just a few minutes before showtime but I discovered that the Sherlock Holmes showtime was sold out, so the group decided to go see Up In The Air instead and to save time they went ahead and got my ticket ahead of time. I had never heard of the movie nor had I had no clue who was in it, but what the hell, it sounded like fun being spontaneous.
Turns out the movie stars George Clooney and is about his role as a traveling job terminator. Probably something that hits a little too close to home in this economy with George playing a guy that is brought in to terminate employees for bosses who in the words of the movie are “too much of a pussy” to fire their own employees. The premise is the next generation of traveling job terminators wants to bring the operations back in house and conducted over the Internet. George Clooney’s character has to train the young lady on the nuances of the firing people and while adversaries initially, become respectful of one another. It has a few surprises along the way.
I quite enjoyed the movie. I had no expectations for it, especially since I didn’t even know it existed until the ticket was put into my hand and we rushed into the theater to watch it. I’m not sure if it would ever have been a movie I would have gone to see in theaters had I known what it was about, but sometimes its just best to go with the flow and it actually ended up being quite an enjoyable movie. And I was also with a great group of friends, you can’t ask for more than that.
After the movie, all five of us piled into our friend, Dan Baggett’s Prius to head over to the Naval Air Station where San Diego’s only Five Guy’s burger location is. We all had some amazingly good burgers and then headed back to the mall to collect our respective cars. It was a great end to a day of unexpected plans.