An unexpected invitation

@JudyEv (119216)
Bunbury, Australia
June 20, 2016 7:57am CST
Our good friends have just come back from Queensland where they picked up a new-to-them BMW motor-bike. They rang to ask if we'd like to see a midday movie in town. The four of us saw 'Hunt for the Wilder People', a movie about a rebellious teenager and his foster uncle. The movie is listed as adventure, comedy, drama and is set in the beautiful but wild countryside of New Zealand. It is rated PG. It is a wonderful feel-good movie with some great one-liners. The main actors are Sam Neill, who never has a bad film, and Julian Dennison. We thoroughly enjoyed it and could have sat through it again without any trouble. We had coffee and lemon meringue cake after the movie then came home to red wine and, later, leftover chicken and peach curry. Now, nine hours later, the four of us has set the world to rights and our friends have gone home. We've decided we need to do this more often. It was a great way to spend the better part of a day. What was the last really enjoyable movie that you've seen?
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@Platespinner (16528)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
20 Jun 16
The girls and I went to see Zootopia with some friends a week or so ago, and thoroughly enjoyed a good laugh.
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@JudyEv (119216)
• Bunbury, Australia
21 Jun 16
I much prefer to see comedies or something entertaining - not into violence and mayhem. :)
@mom210 (6517)
• Atlanta, Georgia
21 Jun 16
My kids loved that movie. The twins were afraid during one part but loved the rest.
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22 Jun 16
we really enjoyed Zootopia. I can't wait to see Finding Dory
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• United States
20 Jun 16
Your day sounds wonderful and glad you enjoyed your movie. I haven't seen a movie in the theater in years and always wait to see them when they come out on DVD
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@JudyEv (119216)
• Bunbury, Australia
21 Jun 16
There is a lot to be said for watching movies in the lounge with your feet up. We probably wouldn't have gone if we hadn't been invited to but we did have a great day.
• United States
20 Jun 16
Most of the movies I have seen lately have been about real people and events. Therefore, they were rather poignant. I can't remember their names. Sorry. Glad you had fun. I think a "date day or night" with friends is a great idea.
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• United States
21 Jun 16
@JudyEv I used to have friends like that, but the relationship slipped into a one sided one. After awhile, it became unbearable. Glad you have people who "get it". Enjoy.
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• United States
22 Jun 16
@JudyEv Such is life. My friends always wanted me to drive to their homes. They were pretty far, and I live alone. Driving by yourself is boring and became a real chore. They almost never, and in some cases never, came to my place.
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@JudyEv (119216)
• Bunbury, Australia
23 Jun 16
@ElizabethWallace Time to move on at that point, isn't it?
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@much2say (38759)
• United States
21 Jun 16
Sounds like you all had a fun day together! It's nice when you are in good company with friends like that - anything you do with them is just enjoyable. There is a summer movie program out here for kids - where we could see older movies for $1 a person . . . we saw "Goosebumps" which is a kiddie horror movie that we hadn't seen before. The kids enjoyed it and so did I!
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@JudyEv (119216)
• Bunbury, Australia
21 Jun 16
Sounds like fun. Kids like to be scared a little bit, don't they?
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@much2say (38759)
• United States
21 Jun 16
@JudyEv They do! But they tell me they weren't scared . I can think of some hairy scary movies that will knock their socks off, but I think for now they might be a little too young to watch them.
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@JudyEv (119216)
• Bunbury, Australia
22 Jun 16
@much2say Yes, just ease them into 'scary' very gradually.
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@gudheart (12754)
21 Jun 16
That looks like heaven to me!!!
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@JudyEv (119216)
• Bunbury, Australia
21 Jun 16
It was heaven for about 10 minutes - I ate really slowly!
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@gudheart (12754)
21 Jun 16
@JudyEv I would love to go to a dessert buffet but none where I live.
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@Inlemay (16490)
• South Africa
21 Jun 16
those are some very delicious and decadent treats you have on view there! WOW like the servings we had in Luxembourg - just marvelous
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@JudyEv (119216)
• Bunbury, Australia
21 Jun 16
The worst - and best - part is trying to choose which one you'll have.
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@Inlemay (16490)
• South Africa
21 Jun 16
@JudyEv I know - but one cannot have both - too much sweetness - but they look divine
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@SIMPLYD (78118)
• Philippines
21 Jun 16
Actually , that is one way of having our Me day , going out with your close friends . It relaxes us to the max . My HS batchmates and i would do that also whenever there is a nice local (Filipino) movie to watch . We like watching those feel good movies that our husband won't like to watch at all .
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@JudyEv (119216)
• Bunbury, Australia
21 Jun 16
I guess my husband is old enough now that he's not really into violence or shock/horror any more. He quite likes feel-good movies too.
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@SIMPLYD (78118)
• Philippines
21 Jun 16
@JudyEv That is true . As we get older , we seem to lessen our like of horror and those violent movies .
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@Jessicalynnt (47790)
• Centralia, Missouri
20 Jun 16
Paris Has Fallen was rather good, but not very deep
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@JudyEv (119216)
• Bunbury, Australia
21 Jun 16
I don't always want to be made to think when I see a movie. Sometimes it's nice just to be entertained.
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• Centralia, Missouri
21 Jun 16
@JudyEv I prefer that, for the most part. I want to sit back and just enjoy
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@miniam (9244)
• Bern, Switzerland
20 Jun 16
What is PG rate in a movie? Glad you had time with friends and enjoyed it.Been home/work/home/ork since April,the weather has been terrible so l chose to stay home, but yesterday and today are clear sunny days.
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@JudyEv (119216)
• Bunbury, Australia
21 Jun 16
PG is Parental Guidance Recommended. The film was very funny with hardly any scary bits.
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@miniam (9244)
• Bern, Switzerland
21 Jun 16
@JudyEv Thanks Judy
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@Tampa_girl7 (25005)
• United States
22 Jun 16
Those desserts look heavenly.
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@JudyEv (119216)
• Bunbury, Australia
22 Jun 16
Pretty tempting, aren't they?
• Philippines
21 Jun 16
Not much, except the ones they put in HBO or Star Movies, but that last episode from Game of thrones was more satisfying to me lately. I will just wait for the new movies to air on the cable channels.
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@JudyEv (119216)
• Bunbury, Australia
22 Jun 16
That's a good idea. I guess most movies turn up there eventually.
@mom210 (6517)
• Atlanta, Georgia
21 Jun 16
We do not make it to the movies very often, I did take my son per his request as a birthday present to see Now you see it 2 and it was really good.
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@JudyEv (119216)
• Bunbury, Australia
22 Jun 16
It's a bit different seeing a movie in a theatre especially for kids who don't go very often. Glad you enjoyed the movie.
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@DianneN (74670)
• United States
21 Jun 16
Sounds as if you had a very nice day. I love Sam Neill, and wouldn't mind seeing this film. The last movie I saw was Inside Out, a cute animated film, with my grandchildren.
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@JudyEv (119216)
• Bunbury, Australia
22 Jun 16
Our son likes animated films and usually sits us down to watch one or two over Christmas.
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@GreatMartin (4305)
• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
21 Jun 16
I saw one this afternoon--"Finding Dory" and another one last Friday "Genius"--2 in one week is amazing!!!
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@JudyEv (119216)
• Bunbury, Australia
21 Jun 16
Sometimes good films seem hard to find but perhaps I'm too fussy. :)
@BelleStarr (37122)
• Portland, Connecticut
21 Jun 16
I don't go to the movies very often I think I saw Maleficent which I enjoyed.
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@JudyEv (119216)
• Bunbury, Australia
21 Jun 16
We used to try to go to the International Film Week which was held twice a year in Bunbury but now the technology has changed and they don't do this any more.
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@suziecat7 (3399)
• Asheville, North Carolina
20 Jun 16
Nothing like good company, a good movie and food. And solving the world's problems, of course. Glad you had a good time.
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@JudyEv (119216)
• Bunbury, Australia
21 Jun 16
Yes, it was a very enjoyable day. And we slept well after all our efforts.
@jaboUK (53454)
• United Kingdom
20 Jun 16
I haven't been to the cinema for 40 years - I wait for things to come on the TV. Glad you enjoyed going.
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@JudyEv (119216)
• Bunbury, Australia
21 Jun 16
Harry and Snowman is on tomorrow but we can't go. Snowman was an Amish plough-horse that was saved from the knackers and went on to win the Triple Crown (USA show-jumping) twice. (I think he won it twice). I must buy the book off Ebay one day.
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@Corbin5 (100352)
• United States
20 Jun 16
Well, you really did have a full day of wonderful things to do and enjoy! The last movie I saw was informative rather than entertaining. 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi was sad due to the fact that no help was given to those defending the terror attack on Benghazi. Many lost their lives as a result. Those in power in the USA dropped the ball.
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@JudyEv (119216)
• Bunbury, Australia
21 Jun 16
I can find enough sadness around the place without seeing it in the movies. It seems like piking out sometimes but now I'd rather just be entertained.
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@marlina (71364)
• Canada
20 Jun 16
Now, you've got me thinking of a lemon meringue cake.
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@JudyEv (119216)
• Bunbury, Australia
21 Jun 16
It was SO nice. Vince isn't supposed to have sweet stuff so we shared a piece which was a good idea as it was very rich.
• Preston, England
20 Jun 16
sounds a great time had by all - last movie I watched was a violent martial arts one - no doubt my review will go on here at some point
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@JudyEv (119216)
• Bunbury, Australia
21 Jun 16
I can't stand violent films or bloodthirsty or blah blah so a witty one with lots of funny lines was a real joy to watch.
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