This will not be a surprise to friends, but against all odds, You’ve Got Mail is my preferred Nora Ephron film. Possibly my most preferred film of all time, which I realize doesn’t earn me any cool points.
Anyway, in honor of the mushy holiday happening later this week, Alamo Drafthouse screens this romantic fable that captures both the golden years of AOL and a perfect feeling of a very specific, idealistic New York. It just makes me happy, every single time I watch it, and shouldn’t that be the standard for a favorite? But if charming Tom Hanks doesn’t have quite the requisite number of insights into your soul to make this a successful evening, the Drafthouse also screens Lost in Thailand, a madcap comedy about two rival businessmen who race to track down their boss at a Buddhist temple and end up at the mercy of an equally bananas tourist. It’s China’s highest-grossing film of all time. I love a good caper. You’ve Got Mail is at 7:45, while Lost in Thailand starts at 7 p.m.
Meanwhile, you can catch a production of the play Cock, a provocative name for a play that actually leaves just about everything to the imagination, tonight. Second Thought Theatre is great that way. You can read our critic’s full review on FrontRow, but the plot involves a young man named John who breaks off his longterm relationship with his male partner, meets a woman, and falls in love, much to his eternal mystification and everyone else’s ire. It’s a pay-what-you-can performance, and starts early at 7:30 p.m.
For more to do tonight, go here.