I'd prefer a bit of background noise, just to add more realism.I think it's a debate between realism and utility. If the restaurant is as loud as it should be, it would be a lot harder for the audience to make out the dialogue. It's also so the focus can be more on the main actors than the background, which I know sounds weird, as it's still just background noise, but still.
Now this is I can understand more.You can even see it as a stylistic thing: because the plot focuses on the two main characters, that's all the camera and mic focus on as well. The background noise is just "tuned out" for us, already.
Might be a good one to watch with the gf, thanks for the tip!Recently I finally watched the third How To Train Your Dragon movie. Nothing to really mention, it was just a perfectly fine movie, but what really amazed me was the quality of the animation. There were shots of a giant waterfall, and my God, it looks like a real life waterfall. Amazing to see the progress studios have made since Toy Story.