I grew up on a farm in southern Idaho. I don’t recall ever going to a movie in a show house with my family.
(I was born in the Mesozoic era so my memory might be a tad faulty. Maybe.)
When I was in the second grade, my best buddies were Chris and Mary. Because we hung around together so much, others started calling us the Niña (me — except I really pronounce my name with a long I sound), the Pinta (this was Chris because she was so short), and the Santa Maria (that was Mary). Like Columbus’ ships. Clever clogs, my friends.
The picture above is of us in the first grade. (This picture is MUCH better than the one in the second grade where our hair styles were rather goofy . . .) Click on it to get a better look to see just how adorable were were back then.
When we were in the second grade, Mary had a birthday party where she invited a group of friends to go to see the movie 101 Dalmations. I was thrilled to go. Totally.
Mary’s parents paid for our movie ticket and for a candy bar that we could eat during the movie. Going to that show with my friends is a highlight of my life that I remember to this day!
Fast forward a gazillion years. I still enjoy going to the movies with my friends. Movies — wahoo!
I’m currently on the verge of retirement when what to my wondering eyes did appear (in my e-mail) but an invitation to hold a giveaway about a movie.
Before I talk about the giveaway, lemme talk a wee bit about the movie. Deal? Deal.
I think that Going in Style is going to be a hoot because it’s a comedy and my favorite actors are in it — Morgan Freeman, Michael Cane, and Alan Arkin.
It also hits close to home because it’s about a group of lifelong friends that are impacted when they learn that their pension payments are frozen. (I worry that we’ll have enough money for our retirement . . .)
These buddies team up and decide to buck retirement and step off the straight-and-narrow for the first time in their lives.
Here. Take a look at the trailer.
This is one of my favorite lines in the trailer. (Don’t grandparents get tired more easily?)
They show how even though you grow old that you really don’t have to grow up. You can let go and have fun, live a little, and let loose.
They show that you can make the most out of the time you have. (I have quite the bucket list that I’m going to attack with a vengeance once I retire!)
Desperate to pay their bills, they are willing to risk it all for a loved one.
GOING IN STYLE will be in the theaters April 7!!
Giveaway, giveaway, giveaway!
I am giving away one (1) $50 Visa gift card to see GOING IN STYLE in theaters with your buddies! How cool is that?
To enter the giveaway, simply post a comment below and tell me the name of a movie that you have enjoyed seeing with friends.
The giveaway will end at midnight Sunday April 2. I will announce the winners on Monday April 3.
This is a short time for the giveaway, so enter NOW! A simple comment posted below is all that is needed!
By entering this giveaway, you get the chance to create a highlight in YOUR life with your friends. You don’t have to be retired — or close to retirement — to enjoy this movie. Adults of all ages will like it!
This giveaway is open to US mailing addresses only.