In 2019 my brother, Jeff and I decided to make a new years resolution to watch a movie together once a month. For me, it was as much about getting together with my brother as it was about watching a movie. We met every month for 2019 and agreed to carry on for 2020 and then co-vid hit, putting a kabosh on watching a movie together. Then in November 2020 Jeff moved to New Brunswick.
I must say that it was harder on me than I thought it would be. When we were growing up we were quite often at odds. One year and a half apart there was a fair amount of friction and we didn’t always get along. But once we grew up we connected on a very good level. We are quite different and do not always see eye-to-eye but we ‘get’ each other and it is always good to have people in your life who ‘get’ you. Jeff has also been awesome tech-support when my computer or devices went wonky and the fact that he uses his super powers to help with me with that it is always appreciated.
So, even without co-vid restrictions, it looked like the move to New Brunswick put a more permanent kabosh on any movie watching resolution for 2021. But thanks to the video calling app Duo we have managed to stay in relatively regular contact. We have also used Duo for him to help me get my printer back on line.
We have found a way to, sort of, watch a movie together. Each month one of us selects a movie and we both agree to watch it at one point in the month. We then complete a video movie review to see how similar or different we feel about the movie. It will be interesting to see how this will work. Maybe one day we will use some technology to try and watch it ‘together’ but for now we will be trying it this way.
The movie this month was Jojo Rabbit.