When we get sober, we do new things while discovering a whole new way of living. For me, it’s going to the movies.
Many moons ago, I had a massive panic attack in a movie theater. This literally made my mind crippled. That attack (which may of been drug induced as I went to this Austin Powers flick on methamphetamine after being up for several days) was the primary reason I stopped going to movies for over seven years.
Today, with beautiful sobriety under me, I can actually walk in a movie theater and not freak the fuck out. And, here’s the kicker. I go to the movies alone. Although I would love a partner to go with, I am completely comfortable going alone. Going to the movies again is one of the promises that sobriety gives me.
So, here are my top three flick picks. What’s yours?
1) Gone Girl. Nothing beats watching Neal Patrick Harris getting his head sliced off.
2) Lucy. This film makes you really think. Plus, Scarlett Johansson is easy on the eyes.
3) The Giver. Great book. Great film. Plus, Meryl Streep and Jeff Bridges (The Dude) are two of the best actors in the business.