It’s true… I can rant and rave till the cows come home about how Hollywood sells the lie that love at first sight is the norm rather than an unusual occurrence, but they got me today….
I just went and saw Wimbeldon.
Think ‘Notting Hill” at the tennis club.
Loved Notting Hill too… and Bridget Jones, and Love Actually…
Love them all. (Love English Love better than American Love actually…)
These movie producers can get away with it because we keep coming back to watch the fairy tales figuring that if it isn’t happening for me, at least it is for someone… even if it is complete rubbish, fiction cleverly painted on celluloid …
Yep… love the love. I have been known to put myself to sleep dreaming of that loaded glance across a crowded room.
Bit of a girl really.
But not an angry young woman… Truth is that, deep down, I believe the love match can and will happen for me. Yet I am not down on myself that it hasn’t.
That’s the thing. The crucial difference… Some people are too busy analysing why it hasn’t happened, expecting the whole Hollywood fairy tale but going to the watching the soppy lurve stories makes them more depressed than they went in!!
I won’t stop, I will shell out the $14.50 to see the first sexually charged glance… the glorious gradual descent towards the monumental crisis … the tragic, devastating break up… the revelation that unless this relationship is saved, the world will end … the final heart stopping reunion and the screen kiss that turns you inside out…
It may or may not be true to life, but while I’m not getting any romancing and kissing, it seems that $14.50 is a small price to pay to at least to live vicarious love life.
I suspect that Yay went
A: On a Tuesday when it is CHEAP night..
B: Is in possession of one of those wonderful pieces of plastic called a Student ID card…
Us mere mortals who patronise the cinema on a public holiday pay full price…
Actually, none of the above. I had a discount voucher from The Entertainment Book. Which I do not own, but I benefit from friends that do :)
Yay only paid $9.50 for a ticket. Do you patronise a superior class of cinema?
I love my Entertainment Guide…but unfortunately all the cinemas are in the NW or E of Sydney (despite the fact I bought the "Parramatta" one) — poor Westie I am I’d spend more on petrol than I’d save on tickets. :(
Oohh! I’m going to see it on Thursday night, glad to hear it’s worth it.
And I’ve got one of those Entertainment books and a Student ID. I wonder how much I’ll pay…?