going to the galas at the Toronto International Film Festival is a long-standing tradition with us. We’ve seen some great movies – Life as a House, Breaking and Entering, The Jane Austen Book Club, All the King’s Men. We show up early and get upgraded from our balcony seats to the main floor. we eat dinner standing in line. we drink the free starbucks and eat the free snacks. we make friends with the people beside us. we celebrity stalk just a wee bit.
when we went to see The Sixth Sense, the husband turned to the person sitting beside him (Dave…not me. thankfully. i HATE when people ruin movies for me. which is interesting because i HATE surprises.) and whispered “Bruce Willis is totally dead” and ruined the movie for the both of them. Last night, about 25 minutes into Rod Lurie’s Nothing But the Truth, i turned to the husband and did the very thing i detest. i told him how it ends. i hoped i was wrong. i sat through the entire movie hoping and wishing and praying that i didn’t ruin it. but alas, i was right.
but, of course, Ali at the film festival is like my kids in a candy store. sugar-high happy. nothing was going to kill my buzz. not even the kid i saw barfing outside of Finch station. (yes! i did take the subway by myself! i think there’s something wrong with me that i find the Toronto subway system to be more complex and nerve wracking than the NYC one)
proof that i need help:
anyhoo…you don’t really care about my subway issues, do you? and you don’t really care about the Cadillac Escalades that were blocking my view of Alan Alda, right?
you just want to see the pictures…i know…
sadly, there was no licking of Kate Beckinsale (i will try again tonight when i see Jon Voight and Colin Farrell and Ed Norton) but we did get up close and personal and get some great shots of Kate, and the-man-who-needs-no-introduction Alan Alda, the wonderful Vera Farmiga (who we saw in Breaking and Entering in 2006 AND on Letterman) and the rest of the cast. Matt Dillon and Noah Wyle and David Shwimmer weren’t there. boo.
seriously y’all…she is SO beautiful in person. like, perfect beautiful.
if you want to see the rest, you’ll have to go here.
i know, i know, i’m such a tease. but how else am i going to get you to over and visit me at my entertainment site, Juice?!?!