One of the first things you are going to ask yourself when you look at this iPhone application is “who comes up with this stuff?!” I think the answer is someone like a very dear friend of mine who has also been my movie buddy for many years. Over our 22 years of friendship we’ve sat through blockbusters, tear-jerkers, epics, flops and films that have made us laugh so hard our sides split. This very dear friend has also endured going to the movies with me during all four of my pregnancies (including three 9-10pound boys that sat on my bladder FOR THE ENTIRE NINE MONTHS) and therefore also endured my constant “I’m just ducking out to the loo” and then the inevitable "What did I miss?" on my return.
Run Pee is an iPhone application that aims to take the stress out of choosing when to take a toilet break during a movie. The team at Run Pee have helpfully documented all the bits that you can afford to miss from the latest movies. For example, in Ice Age Dawn of the Dinosaurs at the 41 minute mark when Manny says “We should all have our heads examined”, that is your cue to dash out for a four minute toilet break. Just to make sure you don’t miss a thing, Run Pee gives you a quick summary of what happened while you were out.
Run Pee has a few little added extras including a clock that counts down your break (no pressure!) and notes on whether it is worth hanging around for the credits, given that some films have funny out-takes or extra scenes.
Sure this might seem over-the-top and a teeny bit ridiculous, but Run Pee know their audience and have covered all the films for kids. I also think it is very useful if you’re pregnant and can’t get through an hour without having to visit the loo!
Run Pee is available through the App Store at iTunes and at only $1.19, I think it’s fairly good insurance before I take my four kids to see Up next school holidays.