We Went to See Oz Last Night

@cynthiann (18619)
Jamaica
April 3, 2013 2:06pm CST
and it was amazing. we did not even know what movie was showing - just wanted to go out. Well when we reached the movie theatre there was a sign saying all the seats were sold out. I was not happy as my GF had made a great effort to look good and wore a wig etc plus makeup. She is very thin now and so she looked really good - you would not know that she has stage 4 cancer. She was upset as she had wanted to see the movie. So, I then asked to see the Manager and told my GF that I would plead for us to see the movie and would she look sick? She giggled and wiped off her makeup. Try harder, I pleaded. Take out your pill box and put it on the table and take little sips of water. Stop giggling, I told her, the Manager is coming. So I took the Manager one side and had a little chat with him. And no, I couldn't come back tomorrow as I don't know how she would be feeling. He was so kind and cooperated with me. The result was that we got seats as a few people didn't turn up. My GF said she wasn't up to supper afterwards but she did eat popcorn, half a hot dog, chocolate and drank a light beer. I am not really into fantasy but ths movie was amazing and I so enjoyed it, even though I clutched hold of her a few times during the scary bits. But we laughed and had such fun. Just to turn this into a discussion, have you seen this movie?
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23 responses
@mariaperalta (19094)
• Mexico
3 Apr 13
My son saw it, he said he really didnt like it. So I wont be going to see it.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
3 Apr 13
Maybe I just enjoyed getting out with a GF. No, I enjoyed it - bit cheesy in a few places but good
• Mexico
3 Apr 13
Well, maybe Ill go and see it. Just to get out.I dont get out much here at all.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
4 Apr 13
Get out and see it and take a friend
@celticeagle (119219)
• Boise, Idaho
3 Apr 13
We will watch it when it comes out on DVD. I get Netflix so we watch stuff as it comes out. I have heard from several people that it is a must see. Glad you friend had a laugh and a good time. I had this one friend that she and I would get silly and laugh so hard we would nearly have an accident. I felt so good to laugh like that.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
3 Apr 13
I just love the clutch your belly, tears in the eyes laughter. It is so good for us too
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@celticeagle (119219)
• Boise, Idaho
3 Apr 13
It sure is good for us. I have written several articles on it. I love Lily Tomlin, Bill Crosby and Robin Williams. A lot of their early stuff just has me on the floor rolling.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
4 Apr 13
I know exactly what you mean
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@JamesKYTan (1607)
• Malaysia
4 Apr 13
OZ is a good movie. It is entertaining. It is an adapted from the book called The Wizard of OZ. It was written by Lyman Frank Baum. However it is very much different from the original. There is no Dorothy and her friends, The Scarecrow, The Tinman and The Cowardly Lion. The book is much more complicated then the movie.
@bunnybon7 (37156)
• Holiday, Florida
4 Apr 13
oh i should have read more before i commenter. now i see. i hope the girl is as good as Judy garland. or is there a dorothy and Toto?
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
4 Apr 13
No Dorothy or Toto
• Malaysia
5 Apr 13
Do you mean there is a movie called Wizard of Oz?
@Aja103654 (5658)
• Philippines
4 Apr 13
This discussion is more about your GF than about the movie. I think it's really heart warming that you care so much about her. She's a strong woman. And I'm glad your outing turned out well. Anyway, I saw the movie last night. It was okay, it would have been better though if I had seen it in HD since the copy I watched was so horrible I can barely make out their lines and faces.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
4 Apr 13
Oh that is too bad. I wished that you could have seen it in HDThank you for your kind words - sheis my friend and I fund raise to help her pay a few bills
@Aja103654 (5658)
• Philippines
5 Apr 13
Bless you for that No worries, maybe later this year, the HD copies will be available and I will be able to buy them and watch the movie again.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
7 Apr 13
I do hope that you will be able to see it
@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
3 Apr 13
NO, I haven't seen the movie. U need to be on your own tv show, lol.I'm trying to think of a title for it.. Who but u would have gone to great lengths for your friend to see the movie . I'M sooooooooo glad y'all had a big time. She is very lucky & blessed to have u for a friend. before u have your own show on tv u will have to write a book of your life & all your adventures mostly self-inflicted, lol. Be sure to start w/your adventure w/the frozen turkey. i will never forget that .LOVE YA!
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
3 Apr 13
Losing brain cells like crazy as I cannot remember an incident with a frozen turkey. I would have to look back on my discussions
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
4 Apr 13
U were shopping for a turkey at the grocery & ended up in the freezer w/the turkeys.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
4 Apr 13
Oh God yes. That was when I fell in a freezer and hit my head and was stunned. Oh yes, I remmeber it well
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@rafiholmes (2897)
• Malaysia
4 Apr 13
yes..i just get the chance to watch it last night..been playing cinemas here almost 2 months. I think its a good film.. among the best of this year 2013 together with STOKER..WARM BODIES... THE CROODS. i like how this prequel showed how much it honors and respect the older Wizard of OZ..in order to retain and not to ruin the great classic american family film Wizard of OZ.. really neat. too bad i was late..and missed the iMax and 3d version..only managed to watch the digital version (2D) .
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
4 Apr 13
Yes, the older wixard was definitely respected. I really liked it but not sure that I could take my grandtwins to see it as they are not yet seven
• Malaysia
4 Apr 13
oh... have they seen the original Wizard of OZ?
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
7 Apr 13
Not to my knowledge but when they come home this is something to download for them Thank you for this suggestion
@Pegasus72 (1901)
7 Apr 13
Yes we saw Oz and enjoyed it. I thought it would be more action packed but it was still good. Love China Doll. Want to get one for my girls to share. I sure hope they decide to do more from the series.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
7 Apr 13
I adored the vchina doll the best too!
@Pegasus72 (1901)
8 Apr 13
I think she will be one of the biggest toys for next Christmas on Girls wishlists.
@pals101 (2011)
• Philippines
4 Apr 13
We were going to see it last week but could not find it showing in the cinemas. It was already my plan to watch it together with my girlfriend as well. But we could not find it., so sad.. Hopefully I can buy and watch the dvd..
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
4 Apr 13
I do hope that you get to see it - most enjoyable
@pals101 (2011)
• Philippines
6 Apr 13
I will surely get it..
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
4 Apr 13
I actually watched this movie last night. I watched it online at home though. I didn't get the movie theater experience of the movie.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
4 Apr 13
Great. I do hope that you liked it
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
4 Apr 13
I did like the movie. My parents took my kids to see it last week and they both said they liked the movie as well.
@katsmeow1213 (29047)
• United States
3 Apr 13
Glad you had a good night. You are so funny.. getting the manager to get you in like that! What a riot. I'd love to go out with you sometime! Yes I saw the movie, and I liked it.. I can't wait to see Wicked this weekend :)
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
3 Apr 13
Oh, you are going to the musical right? Yes, we had good fun and she gave me a hand written card this morning thanking me. she is a lovely lady.
• United States
3 Apr 13
Yep.. so excited!
@bunnybon7 (37156)
• Holiday, Florida
4 Apr 13
i thought it was already a truely wonderful discussion. yoy are such a precious friend to make sure your friend got to see it. i havent seen it and will likely wait till it comes out on DVD. that has been my all time favorite movie all my life. if you ask one of my kids they will tell you. i watched every time it was on tv and when they came out with the vhs, i bought it. ended up giving that to my grandson before i left florida so i wonder how much the new one is like the ild one. may even be better?
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
4 Apr 13
Very good but different really. Worth seeing. I plan to watch the Wizard of Oz tonight on youtube
@AmbiePam (49884)
• United States
4 Apr 13
You two are funny. I'm so glad you got in to see the movie. I have not seen the movie. I really like several of the actresses in it. What did you think of the actor who played the magician? A lot of critics said they thought James Franco was miscast. Did you think he did a good job?
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
4 Apr 13
Yes, I did. I thought he was perfect and not miscast at all. My favourite was the little china doll and then the monkey
@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
4 Apr 13
Yes, I watched it a week ago. Totally agree with you. It was really amazing. I watched it in 3D and it cost us USD13.00 for 3 persons. My boss recommended me to watch it by saying the Wizard is my husband, the China doll is me and the monkey is him. The reason he said I was the China doll because I used to said 'Blessed you' whenever any of my colleague sneeze. I enjoyed the colorful Garden of Oz and the stories too.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
4 Apr 13
It really is a beautiful movie and the visuals amazing. The China doll was my favourite with the monkey a close second
@joliefille (3696)
• Philippines
4 Apr 13
I did not know what to expect really when I first went out to try see the movie even though it has been on my to-do list since last year. I was amazed that it was a visual delight than I expected. The story was easy to follow and the characters are pretty amusing. The monkey is so humorous!
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
4 Apr 13
I really loved the monkey and the little china doll as she was oh so cute. The visuals were amazing to me
@rafiholmes (2897)
• Malaysia
4 Apr 13
yes..i just get the chance to watch it last night..been playing cinemas here almost 2 months. I think its a good film.. among the best of this year 2013 together with STOKER..WARM BODIES... THE CROODS. i like how this prequel showed how much it honors and respect the older Wizard of OZ..in order to retain and not to ruin the great classic american family film Wizard of OZ.. really neat. too bad i was late..and missed the iMax and 3d version..only managed to watch the digital
• Malaysia
4 Apr 13
ahh sorry.. mustve been accidently post this twice by mistake..or computer eror..on my side
• United States
4 Apr 13
Good movie. Nothing amazing to my taste but its pretty good. Graphics is very professional and I just cant believe they were saying on TV that it can be too scary for kids. I think its just great!
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
4 Apr 13
A few little bits were scary for me -but then I don't get out much.
@artemeis (4070)
• China
4 Apr 13
I don't know about the movie but the both of you sure could beat any box office and certainly that movie about Oz. My goodness, I wonder what it'd be like if the both of you were captured on film - if I'm in the committee, it's definitely nomination material! No, I haven't watched this movie the both of you saw, instead caught another romantic movie "Straight A's" by a group of newcomers Anna Paquin, Ryan Phillippe and Luke Wilson in the cast. Quite a light hearted movie about a man returning to his home after being away for some time to his family finding himself with his nephew, niece, Alzheimer father and a sister in law who was his former lover. Lot's of catching up and all.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
4 Apr 13
Now that film sounds like the normal every day dysfunctional family in action so that I think that I would love it. Seriously, I willl look out for it to come here
@lelin1123 (15644)
• Puerto Rico
4 Apr 13
I'm so sorry that your girlfriend has stage 4 cancer but what a good guy you are. I love how you got the manager to get you in to the theatre. I like James Franco but I wasn't sure I would be interested in seeing this movie. Then we decided to see it and I really liked it. It was better then I thought it was going to be and I'm sure my grandkids will love it. I hope your girlfriend will survive so you guys can go to alot more movies together. God Bless.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
4 Apr 13
To be honest - she needs a miracle but she is such a good person and has a positive attitude. I did not even know what movie we were going to seeThank you for your kind words
@allknowing (68752)
• India
4 Apr 13
He..ll with the movie! I think what the two of you did to gain entry would turn into a housefull movie I bet. I liked that. Happy that the two of had a great time.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
4 Apr 13
Yes - it was the laughter and fun that made the evening memorable. I just did not want her disappointed
@GardenGerty (101780)
• United States
3 Apr 13
I have not seen it. I do believe that seeing the movie and having this special night out and having fun can be as good for her as a lot of medicine. I am glad that you did talk to the manager, and what you told him was true. I find that often if you plead your case but are not demanding that people listen and take your needs and wants into consideration. We were on a flight once that got cancelled and a lot of people got mad. My husband just went and talked quietly and was booked into the next available a lot faster than the people who were screaming.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
3 Apr 13
Yes, politeness can work wonders. Your husband did the right thing.The Manager was understanding that her energy levels fluctuate and that this was just a good night for her. We had a greal old time together and I hope that we can do it again soon