I'd like to start off by saying that I hope you don't think I'm whining. I would just like to state a few facts. It all happened when I saw on a blog that Jane Eyre was coming to the theaters. I picked my day and had everything ready. I was going alone because my movie buddy, my daughter, Dawn, informed that she "wouldn't touch that movie with a ten foot pole." Too boring, too historic, too literate? Anyway I feel that way about a lot of shows, so O.,K. I was ready to go alone. I looked at the paper for show times and surprise! there weren't any. Oh, wait, there was one, at an art house theater that was some distance from me. Here is where the non-whining comes in. I know that I could have gone to that movie. I know that someday, it might make it to my regular theater. But I came away from this incident feeling truly old and out of the mainstream.
The last movie I saw was The Voyage of the Dawn Treader near Christmas time. I enjoyed it, but it was no prize winner. The last movie before that was a Valentines movie with lots of young stars. I just quit looking at the movie listings when months went by without anything I wanted to see.
I noticed this out of sync thing going on when we saw My Big Fat Greek Wedding, one of my favorites, but showing at regular theaters way beyond its issue date. Same thing for Lars and the Real Girl which my daughter and I enjoyed. We had to wait until our theater had room for such a "strange" movie as this. Actually, it was very sweet. I think that may be the point.
Whether I see this Jane Eyre or not isn't a big deal. I can order several other versions from Amazon if I want to. It's just that I am so far on the edges of most everything in the media right now. Does anyone else feel even a little bit like that or am I out there farther than I think?