PAt Dort’s review published on Letterboxd:
Last night I finally convinced Jamie to watch this movie with me. I was so excited, so excited to show her the joy and the brilliance of Spielberg's masterpiece. This film means the world to me, it is one of those rare cinema wines that has the ability to better with age, and better with re-watch. I was really excited to sit through all of my favorite scenes, revel at the revolutionary VFX, and fall trance to the epic finale. And it started off great, she thought the opening sand scene with the planes was great (which duh, it is). Any scene with the kid was awesome. We did hit a little speed bump when she couldn't exactly grasp why the cops were chasing the spaceships, which like, whatever... and then about 20 mins after that she fell asleep.
She fell asleep.
During what is one of my favorite movies of all time.