Marriage is about compromise. Thus on Saturday night I found myself watching Titanic: 3D instead of The Lady, starring Michelle Yeoh as Myanmar opposition leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. I didn't realize it but we were watching Titanic pretty much on the exact anniversary down to the minute from when the ship sank 100 years ago. Titanic is the one movie I had always sworn that I would never watch. This stubbornness was likely spawned by my time in China, where when I arrived Titanic was everyone's favorite movie and elevators, coffeeshops and restaurants couldn't stop playing "My Heart Will Go On," usually using the Kenny G. cover or some other absolutely banal rendition. I'm not really much for Hollywood movies anyway.
My wife, though, was very keen to see it. Secretly, I believe her motivation was to be able to tell her friends in China that she had seen the 3D version with Kate Winslet's boobs, which were censored on the Mainland. Well, not so secretly. Within a minute of the movie finishing, she had updated her status on Weibo (China's Twitter) with a movie poster from the film. And Kate Winslet does have nice boobs but we had to endure 194 minutes of the film plus about 20 minutes of previews and commercials in order to see a peek at them.