Kevin enjoys going to the movies, mostly for the popcorn I think. We have gone to several movies - comedies, cartoons, action films. Sometimes he pays attention, sometimes he falls asleep. The sheer pleasure of accompanying others to an normal activity, being with his Sissa, having a treat of popcorn and soda - these are the simple pleasures that my brother enjoys.
A few months ago, we went to see a movie at our local Indy movie theater. They show some artsy stuff, but this was a comedy, so I was pretty sure Kevin would enjoy it. We settled into our seats, a large popcorn on my lap to share with Kevin, a small diet Pepsi in his cup holder.
The movie started and the actors began speaking. I almost laughed out loud, but not at any comedy in the movie. I realized that I had taken Kevin to a foreign film, German, with subtitles. Kevin, who cannot read and certainly doesn't understand German, was staring at a screen with no idea of what was happening. The evening was not a total waste; he got in a good nap.