I went to a later showing yesterday evening, but my tiredness today is totally worth it. Wall-E is an awesome movie about an adorable little robot and his life. Wall-E (Waste Allocation Load Lifter, Earth Class) lives on an earth populated by garbage and his one little cockroach buddy, and he spends day after day compressing and stacking the garbage into monumental skyscrapers. The movie concerns Wall-E and his wish for love and meaning amongst the massive consumer clutter that humans left behind when they sailed away from Earth.
The humans in the movie are also interesting. They've devolved to almost grub-like creatures that float on platforms, drink all their meals in a cup, and engage in activities (even talking!) via floating computer screens that constantly stay in front of their face. At one point in the movie, one of the ladies is jostled, and her computer screen disappears. She immediately notices her surroundings for seemingly the first time ever ("We have a pool?"). At one point, she sits at some outside windows and admires the stars. This dovetails well with the book I am currently reading: Last Child in the Woods: Saving our children from nature deficit disorder, which discusses the problem of children losing touch with nature (and hopefully addresses how to solve that -- I obviously haven't finished the book yet!).
I'll leave the plot explanations at that; I don't want to spoil any of the movie. Suffice to say that it is definitely wonderful and highly recommended. In addition to being well, the movie carries a message about earth stewardship that everyone should take to heart. If you go, make sure you get there in plenty of time; before the movie starts, there is a Pixar short about a rabbit and a magician that is probably the funniest short I've ever seen. The little film had me actually laughing out loud (a rare sight at movies -- I typically keep my laughter on the inside). Also, stay for the credits, as they're done in different art styles and are really quite wonderful.
PS I almost forgot this! I now have another goal in progress: 89. go to three movies by myself