Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Movie Night Going UP On A Tuesday


*I was compensated by 3ChickenConsulting to attend a screening but all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.*


According to my teen, occasionally, I’m a semi fun mom, and sometimes that fun happens when I get to take Sweet Pea with me to cool work events. Sometimes these events happen in the middle of the week. Which is no big deal in the summertime but once school starts, I’m sort of stringent about our evening routines. School, homework, dinner, chill and then bed. She has to get up wayyyy to early to be staying up too late on a weeknight. However, when I got invited to a screening for Kevin Smith’s new movie Yoga Hosers and watched the trailer; I knew I wanted to take her with me.
Being that she’s just started high school and is a bit overwhelmed by it all, I thought I’d take the opportunity to chill out with her and my niece and check in to see how they’re adjusting to school. Whenever we get the opportunity to hang out, I try not to pry too much into their lives and just drive and listen to them talk and catch up while giggling about memes on their phones. It reminds me of when I was that age and there was nothing in the world but me and my friends.  





About the movie: Yoga Hosers is the tale of two girls both named Colleen who save their town (and the world) from these Bratzi’s (tiny natzi’s made from Bratwurst- which were hilariously absurd) using their wicked yoga skills.
I kind of loved the idea of two otherwise basic teenage girls, so basic they have the same name, being these unwitting saviors.  Also – Canada. Trust when I say Sweet Pea and I will be saying “aboot” to everyone while cracking up in the process. It’s fun to have these times to hang with her and my niece with inside jokes and shared new experiences. Movies are kind of our thang and it’s always fun to check in when it’s over and see what they thought.






Similar to the girls in the movie (and teenagers the world over), Sweet Pea and my niece pretty much stay with their faces in their phones while being SO over everyone and everything. Their inability to can is epic. But the fact that things that they get ragged on for were the very things that saved them in the end? Talk about sweet justice.
Can I also just tell y’all how freaking funny Kevin Smith is off the cuff? He told the story of how Yoga Hosers came to be and at one point it seemed he was rabbit trailing a bit, but then he honed on a very key point: he made a movie his daughter would want to see where the girls were the ones who saved the day and then got the brilliant idea to cast his own daughter and her bestie (who just happens to be Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis’s offspring Lily Rose, NBD) to star in the movie. Which might make you side him because nepotism in Hollywood? Noooo?  But here's the trip part - the girls were actually really good and...for lack of a better word, natural. Like it didn't seem forced or like they were acting. I would have never known this was Lily Rose's first full length film.It's crazy that she looks familiar but then at the same time like a fresh faced ingenue. I fully believe she does yoga as well. At the end of the film the girls sing O'Canada and were surprisingly good. I spied my teens rocking out a bit as the credits rolled. 

And then he had a little 9 year-old girl come up to him and say how much she liked the movie and her FAVORITE part was when the girls were “……like hitting them with like, stick things….” That was dope.



As a mother of girl I am always on the lookout for movies that show girls doing more than being mean, chasing after a boy or falling apart over nothing and this movie did just that.
There were a lot of good one liners in there that I just KNOW Sweet Pea will be using on her friends and I am here for it. On the way home she randomly thanked me for taking her to the screening. A rarity for her. #bloggerkidproblems
I asked if she liked it and she said she thought it was interesting and funny. And she’d most definitely watch it again as she thinks her other friends would like it too.
And just like that I got a fabulous idea for a backyard evening screening once it’s released digitally.


So if you appreciate comedy, a little random weirdness, a WHOLE lot of Canadian jokes, and seeing girls win, go see Yoga Hosers ‘eh?







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