We headed to Toronto found the little theatre and settled in for the film. (This is the riveting conclusion to the story. Miss Part 1? No problem CLICK HERE to read it!) As a little anecdote, it was a challenge to find parking near this theatre. We must have driven around the block 10 times waiting for a spot to open up that wasn’t directly in front of a fire hydrant! The theatre was large, it could seat 300, and there were roughly 60 people there. We settled in and awaited the start of the film.
Steve Taylor, the director, walked to the front of the theatre and introduced the film shared a quick story and we were off! Kind of… the was a minute long pause of darkness, which garnered a few giggles and funny comments from the audience, but shortly after that we were off!
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Story: Being that it was a book first and now a movie some of the elements were similar but as Steve Taylor has said on many occasions, whats makes a book a great story and a movie a great story are completely different. They had to fictionalize a lot of the elements of the movie. It was funny, serious, and the dialogue was very witty! They crafted a new story without losing the theme of the book!
Cast: Marshall Allman (Best known for Prison Break) and Claire Holt (Best known for Pretty Little Liars) were amazing in their lead roles! They have such great chemistry and their relationship over the course of the movie complimented them both so well! Every cast member was great, other notables include Jason Marsden (Boy Meets World, Full House), Tanya Raymonde (Lost, Malcolm In The Middle)
Conclusion: I will not spoil the movie, but I highly recommend you watch it! It is a great film and it is unfortunate they were not able to reach a larger audience in theatres, it will captivate and entertain you, and it provides such a great message of hope!
After the film ended, Steve went back to the front and started the Q&A, he shared about the filming process, working with Don Miller, and the controversy around the film as well. He shared humourous anecdotes and answered as many questions as he could before we had to vacate the theatre for the next crowd of movie goers.
Steve invited everyone to the Tim Hortons that was a block away for coffee and donuts. We all walked out into the street, realized it was pouring rain but ventured on! We walked the block to Tim’s and arrived soaked and laughing at the crazy situation we were in.
Steve got everyone drinks and donuts and we chatted about the movie! As pictured above Jen and I snapped a quick photo with Steve. All in all, a fun night! Still hard to believe all that happened, and I can’t wait to re-watch the film when I get my copy of the dvd.
Have you seen the film or read the book? If Yes, thoughts? If No, what are you waiting for????