Thursday, October 28, 2010

The State Cinema

This is a Blogtoberfest catch up post from yesterday. Instead of blogging I went to the cinema - for the first time in at least 6 months!!

The State Cinema in North Hobart is a fabulous independent cinema. There is a great cafe in the foyer so we got down there early and grabbed a slice of berry cheesecake (for Trev) and a slice of jaffa mousse cake (for me) as well as a cup of tea! Normally we'd get a glass of wine to take into the movie but it was a school night so we decided against it.

We went to see Eat, Pray, Love. It was alright, if not a bit of a self-absorbed movie (but it was based on a biography so I suppose that was what it was supposed to be). We both enoyed the "eat" part of the film, but the "pray" part seemed to go on a bit, and the "love" bit was OK (we were just hoping that the finale didn't involve a return to New York)! It was great to go to the pictures and this film was OK, with some great scenery and an enjoyable enough story.

What did I learn from the movie? If I was going to run away from my life I'd go to Italy!!


JANE said...

What fun for you two! I adore the State. It's one of my favourite haunts. And it's so fancy now they've done it up. Thanks for the review - I'd been wondering what it's like. J x

Melinda said...

This movie did not get a good review from Margaret and David, even though it was raved about on Oprah. I've heard people say that it was annoying that no reason was given for the woman to walk out on her marriage (she sounds like a selfish cow). I'll give it a miss I think.

Sarah said...

I haven't seen it - actually I can't remember the last time I went to the movies. I really enjoyed the book though, but I'd also say that I enjoyed the first part and that the rest of it failed to live up to the eating.

I'd so love to go back to Italy. Maybe we could do a Mum's group excursion to Tuscany!