Friday, April 21, 2017

Unforgettable Movie - A Conversation and Review



Earlier this month I got an invite to a press junket and movie screening for a new film starring Rosario Dawson and Katherine Heigel . The email included a link to the trailer and as soon as I viewed I was SOLD. 





I love a good thriller and the fact that it was low-key about "mom life" I was even more intrigued to see how it all played out. 

Quick synopsis - After the dissolution of her marriage, Tessa Connover soon learns that her ex-husband David has taken up with a new woman Julia. Not only has Julia moved into the home they once shared, but she's also now a part of their daughter Lily's life. Julia believes she has finally met the man of her dreams who can help her put her own troubled past behind her. But it's not long before Tessa's jealousy takes a pathological turn until she's willing to stop at nothing to turn Julia's dream life into the ultimate nightmare reality. 





The Friday screening couldn't come around fast enough as far as I was concerned. I met up with a few other influencers for a quick bite and cocktails and we headed to the theater, giggling our excitement and spilling popcorn. And then it started.....OMG y'all. This movie is. insane
And I mean that in the best possible way. We yelled at the screen and shrieked in all the right places. We were basically "those people" in the theater. And we totally didn't care. 
We left the theater breathless, full of questions and excited for the next day's round table with the stars of the film.
Spending the day at a swanky hotel in Beverly Hills is not a terrible start to the weekend and to be rubbing elbows with such fabulous women made it all the more special.







We ended up sitting down for a round-table discussion with Rosario Dawson, Katherine Heigel, and director Denise Di Novi.  I had no idea it would be so intimate and the ladies would be so open to all of our questions.  Truth be told, it was more of a conversation than an interview. We really did feel as though we were chatting with long time friends over coffee while discussing a film we all enjoyed. There is something that happens when a group of women get together and converse openly about the range of emotions and obstacles we face as wives and mothers. 
Denise, Rosario and Katherine were so open about discussing the characters, their developments and the many aspects of themes that are portrayed throughout the movie. We discovered they shot the movie in approximately 30 days (unheard of in Hollywood) and because the cast and crew were comprised of mainly women it added a completely different dynamic to the shooting process. 
I absolutely loved seeing these women portray such strong characters that resonated so deeply with ME for so many reasons. No matter if you're team Tessa or Team Julia, you will no doubt find things you can relate to within each of these women. They are, in a sense, all of us. Or someone we know or will meet in this lifetime. 






The girl power was running rampant and when Geoff Stults (David)  popped his head in, even he was overwhelmed by all the female energy that was vibrating off the walls. We were definitely a force of fabulousness and that he recognized that says something. 





After our chat with the ladies and then a lovely conversation with former Charlie's Angel, Cheryl Ladd (talk about a class act), who plays Tessa's mother in the movie, we were bubbling over with excitement. Apparently our enthusiasm was contagious as we were then asked to head downstairs for a bit of extra filming. The results were AWESOME. I am still floored that they allowed me to have my rose in hand for the whole process. 






Unforgettable is out in theaters TODAY so do yourself a favor- grab some girlfriends, go get dinner and have some cocktails and treat yourselves to a thrilling night at the movies.
I guarantee you will want to throw your popcorn at the screen as you holler at these characters as you find yourself emotionally invested in the outcome. 


Thank you Warner Bros for an Unforgettable experience!! 


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