Perlmutter has her moviegoing experiences ruined by people who guffaw too much. Not me.
I have mine ruined by parents who bring along their infants and toddlers, who naturally cry and carry on during the entire movie.
What a 10-month-old kid is going to get out of "Heartbreak Ridge," which I suffered through recently at a United Artists theater, is beyond me. I know what I got--a headache, high blood pressure and a strong desire to wrench that M-16 out of Clint Eastwood's hands so I could blow away that kid and her parents.
My wife and I went to drive-ins when our three kids were "little." Yes, it was a bit nerve-wracking at times--they cried, they fought, they spilled their drinks and worst of all, they demanded to be taken home every 15 minutes. But we survived.