Feb 13, 2014

Out & About: Winter's Tale Movie Screening

Yesterday I attended an advance screening of the Warner Brother's motion picture 'Winter's Tale', featuring Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Russell Crowe and more (out on Valentine's Day). The event was co-hosted by City Bakery, who provided hot chocolate, cookies, a v-day goodie bag and a raffle.

On IMDb.com, the film is described as,
"A burglar falls for an heiress as she dies in his arms. When he learns that he has the gift of reincarnation, he sets out to save her."
I decided to attend merely because of the free hot chocolate; honestly, the film sounded like your regular Valentine's Day love story that I have seen time and time again... Boy was I wrong.

 The hot chocolate was actually my least favorite thing of the night (the cookies were yummy though!)

Every one mingled in the lobby and the consensus seemed to be that no one had ever heard of the film and did not know what to expect.

**side note: what marketing plan went into this?

Raffle prizes: Winter's Tale book, paraphernalia and wine
Peter Lake (Colin Farrell) is an orphan who is forced to become a thief after an unfortunate childhood. When his gang, led by a demon (yes, I said demon) Pearly Soames (Russell Crowe), is about to capture and kill him for using his free will to think and question his morality, he's saved by a flying white horse who is his guardian (sent by the universe?). The love of Beverly Penn (Jessica Brown Findlay), a 21 yr old dying of consumption he meets in an estate he is trying to rob, unlocks the human 'miracle' Soames was put on earth to stop.

As you can see, the movie had much more to it than described it the initial summary. Prime example: Will Smith (listed no where in the credits) ends up playing the devil - what does the devil have to do with a love story? You have to see the movie to find out, but I can say that the director attempted to weave principles of humanity, destiny/fate, good versus evil, reincarnation and love into one story line which made it slightly confusing for the viewer (if that's not what you were anticipating.) I liked the movie because of how complex it TRIED to get, but the director should have made the connections a bit more seamlessly.

But i'm no Sikel and Ebert *giggle*

Would you see this movie?



  1. I've seen the trailer for this movie but I couldn't figure out what it was about...it seems interesting, but I'd wait for it on Redbox or Netflix

  2. It looks like a decent movie... but not like what you later explained.

    Nice outfit!

  3. I actually haven't heard of it, look like it might be good.
    ps: you look really cute :)

  4. I've seen the commercials & heard about the movie..Hope it's as great as it seems!

  5. This seems like a weird movie but after reading this post I will check it out!



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