Posted by Darwin Garza
There's a good reason The Shawshank Redemption is the perfect date night movie. It's not a romantic comedy like most date night movies, but it offers something much more valuable. Romantic comedies are good for a few laughs during the movie, but after the movie, the conversation can die easily. There's nothing to talk about. My girlfriend and I watched The Shawshank Redemption on Direct tv last week and we had plenty to talk about afterward. This is an intense movie on some levels, but it's also poetic and rewarding. A man has a difficult plight, but finds the strength to deal with his situation. He has the help of an unlikely friend and this friendship proves to be beneficial for both parties. This isn't only in reference to escape, but also in regards to life. Both of them lost everything, so it's a friendship they both value greatly.
As far as after the movie goes, there's plenty to talk about. How did they end up in such a predicament? How did they manage to get out of it? How did they know to meet in the same place at the end of the movie? Another cool topic is the poster, which has become a famous scene. This is one of the few movies that both men and women have loved. It really does cater to all audiences.