I have 1 double in-season pass to THE SHOW MUST GO ON Musical Film Festival screening at Dendy Cinemas Brisbane.
For your chance to win a double pass, 1) Tag who you’d like to take along with you, and 2) Let me know: “What musical film would you love to see as part of the Film Festival at Dendy Brisbane?”
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In Cinemas OCTOBER 29 – DECEMBER 2
We are so happy to give you the chance to win tickets to the musical film festival The Show Must Go On at Dendy Cinemas Coorparoo! Enjoy some of the amazing musicals from the early 1900s to now, including Chicago, West Side Story, Greaser, All That Jazz, Rocketman, Mamma Mia, and more!
I have 5 double in-season passes to the preview screening of HONEST THIEF!
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In Cinemas OCTOBER 22
SYNOPSIS: Tom (Liam Neeson) is a lot of things, but two in particular: an infamous thief and a newfound romantic. His feelings for his new flame Annie (Kate Walsh) have inspired him to right his past wrongs and leave behind his life of crime. Although he has always worked with integrity and precision, exclusively carrying out non-violent bank jobs, he does not want his relationship with Annie to be built upon lies. He resolves to turn himself in to the FBI and forfeit the money he has stolen in return for a plea deal and a clean slate. When he calls the Boston FBI field office to confess and set a meeting, Agents Baker (Robert Patrick) and Meyers (Jeffrey Donovan) laugh it off as a prank. They send their subordinates, Agents Nivens (Jai Courtney) and Hall (Anthony Ramos), instead.
The two younger agents are shocked to discover that Tom is the real deal, and see Tom’s stolen money as their golden ticket to a better life. So begins a cat-and-mouse game where good and bad become tangled, but love always rings true.
I have 10 double passes to the preview screening of THE BROKEN HEARTS GALLERY, Wednesday 16 September, 6:30pm at Event Cinemas, Indooroopilly.
For your chance to win a double pass, 1) Tag who you’d like to take along with you, and 2) Let me know: “What souvenir have you kept from a previous relationship?”
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In Cinemas SEPTEMBER 17 But see it first at the preview screening
SYNOPSIS: What if you saved a souvenir from every relationship you’ve ever been in? THE BROKEN HEARTS GALLERY follows the always unique Lucy (Geraldine Viswanathan), a 20-something art gallery assistant living in New York City, who also happens to be an emotional hoarder. After she gets dumped by her latest boyfriend, Lucy is inspired to create The Broken Heart Gallery, a pop-up space for the items love has left behind. Word of the gallery spreads, encouraging a movement and a fresh start for all the romantics out there, including Lucy herself.
Thanks to Sony Pictures Australia
For the most part a fluffy, easy-going romantic comedy, The Broken Hearts Gallery is a really lovely watch from start to finish. With energetic pacing, good humour and a wonderful lead performance from Geraldine Viswanathan, it’s a film to really make you smile, even if it doesn’t necessarily exploit the full dramatic potential of its story.
Even if you are averse to the romantic comedy, or prefer your love stories with a tinge more real-world cynicism, The Broken Hearts Gallery is one of those movies that even the biggest pessimists won’t be able to resist.
A lot of that has to do with the lead performance from Geraldine Viswanathan, who is outstanding in this film. Although she starts off by overplaying the quirky, clumsy type, she soon finds her feet as an ambitious, optimistic and delightfully energetic lead, bringing such a strong sense of joy to the whole film. Without Viswanathan, The Broken Hearts Gallery could have been a rather flat, monotonous romantic comedy, but thanks to her scene-stealing joyful energy, I found myself beaming ear to ear on a number of occasions here.
Of course, the central love story is entirely predictable at every beat, but although that does mean the movie loses a certain emotional effect, its fluffy nature makes it a light-hearted joy to watch throughout.
Where The Broken Hearts Gallery does unfortunately miss the mark, however, is in its focus on the deeper, long-lasting impact of relationships. Beyond the immediate trauma of going through a breakup, the story touches briefly on how people hang onto the memories – physical or not – of their past loves for a long, long time.
It’s a wonderful idea to bring up, and an enjoyably sentimental one too, but the film doesn’t go further and offer up an emotionally captivating portrayal of people who are still so wrapped up in their previous romances. It’s a quirky feature of the movie, but it could have been much more.
Overall, I rather liked The Broken Hearts Gallery. It may be a fluffy, easy-going romantic comedy, but thanks to an enjoyable story, good humour, an optimistic mindset and a dynamite lead performance, it’s an effortlessly enjoyable and gratifying watch.