Actually, make that talking at full voice in the dark. Prepare for a minor venting session.
This afternoon, Elise, Jeff, Lacie and I went to the matinee of Wall-E (which was a pretty good movie, but not up to par with Pixar's other films as for me). It was nice to see a Pixar movie in a theater again, since it's been since The Incredibles for me, I think, but then there was the surrounding audience. The movie would have been a lot more enjoyable if the every action weren't being narrated before-hand by the kid in the row behind us. He announced to his dad everything that was going to happen before it did (I imagine he read it in a book or something), which wouldn't have been SO annoying except for the fact that he was hardly whispering. In fact, he was even talking above full voice (so as to make sure he was heard over the noise of the movie) and sometimes even repeating himself to make doubly sure dad heard. Elise has even lower tolerance for things such as this, and we considered moving to a different spot, but we were lucky to find four seat together as it was. I know it's a family/kids movie, and I know we went to a Saturday matinee, but seriously, is it unreasonable to expect the guy to tell his kid that he's not watching TV at home, he's watching a movie in a public theater and you can't talk like you do at home? Crying babies are one thing, I can totally handle that generally, I mean, they are infants, but this kid was at least nine. Maybe I'm overreacting and if it were my kid things would be different? But his dad just sat there and nodded "mm-hmm" at everything his boy had to say, and then fell asleep near the end. I cast a few meaningful looks at them, and Elise even gestured for him to shush his child, but eventually he did stop. I think it's because the book he read only covered the first half of the story, so his area of expertise had run out.
Anyway, it was eventually okay, but the moral of the story is to avoid Saturday matinees of family movies unless you want to risk having a play-by-play account of the plot before it happens.