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Out and About's list of cinema for women this Spring
Did you miss Shades Of Grey with the girls? Never mind, as there is plenty of new release chicks flicks showing over the coming months to see. Image by the writer.
With a billing of Toni Colette and Drew Barrymore I like it already. A tale of how the struggles of life are sent to test us. Women will relate to this film as some of the most difficult moments of our lives is when we need our true girlfriends. Will this friendship as old as childhood last the distance? These actors are sure to give us a few laughs in this film, making it great girlfriend flick.
This is a documentary of the life so far of this beautiful and truly inspirational young woman from Pakistan. She was shot by the Taliban but this only made her stronger. She is a true survivor. Now world famous for her remarkable work in fighting for human rights and education of girls. Go see this story and it will give you hope for our future if this is what some of the teenagers out there in the world can achieve.
See the life story of Malala Yousafazai, who has had a turbulent and fascinating life so far for someone so young. Image from wikipedia.com
DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL Release Date September 24. Rating MA
This adaptation from a best-selling novel, tells of a teenage girl who has a first sexual encounter with her mother's boyfriend. Set in San Francisco during the changing times of the early 1970s, we are taken into the inner world of an adolescent. With strong sex scenes and adult concepts, this is not a tween flick, nor would teenagers fully comprehend the angst present within this triangle. It has won some awards at international film festivals and would be more art-house/drama genre, making it a top pick onto the chick flicks list this spring.
unINDIAN Release Date October 15.
A beautiful woman with Indian roots falls for the typical Aussie surfer look male; tall, blonde and not a clue about Indian culture. An Australian made romantic comedy starring some beautiful people. Supriya Pathak Kapur is a Bollywood starlet and it will be interesting to see ex-cricketer Brett Lee's career change to acting. All in all it does sound fun mix to me. If you have no girlfriends to go with then this one could be suitable for a Saturday night date.
This is a surprisingly great little film. It's sort of an acted documentary, with some humour tossed in, combined with footage of real Hollywood movie scenes. It turned out to be a better film than I anticipated and I found it interesting from an historical point of view. It's the fascinating real life tale of an Australian who escapes to America, who turns out to be in the right place at the right time. Orry Kelly becomes one of Hollywood's great costume designers. It is full of gossip and scandal of the era. Stay seated until the end of the credits as only then do you see real photos of the man himself. The last seconds reveals the conclusion to the story which you can't miss. A good one to take your Mum or share with your baby-boomer mates, as you recall all the old stars of days gone by. A must for anyone into vintage fashion and an absolute chick flick.
Release Date October 1
Any film starring Robert De Niro has to be on a chick flicks list. Nothing more to say really. Oh so you want to know what the story is about? Our eternal heartthrob plays a retired widow, who finds no joy in retirement so looks for a job. He is hired by an online fashion store, with the delightful Anne Hathaway as his boss. Boomers, career gals and housewives alike will love this one. Count me in.
Wow what a line up with Chris Helmsworth, Kate Winslet and Isla Fisher. Set in rural Australia, a classy duckling turned swan, returns home with vengeance and her weapon of choice; her sewing machine. Watch the local's jaws drop. This film is adapted by a top selling book, and is sure to be a big crowd puller at the cinema.
Popcorn at the movies. Image by TeJyng on pixabay
SLEEPING WITH OTHER PEOPLE
Release Date November 5
Now if you are planning an outing with the girls to see this one, do allow for some chat time after the film. This story will surely raise some post film discussion on today's dating scene. Oh don't get me started. In this American romantic comedy with actors I have never heard of, a male womaniser and a woman with a penchant for cheating get together. The dilemma is whether to stay friends or go further. Is this what is meant by friends with benefits and how on earth does it all work out? The mind boggles, but it sounds like a good story line.
Release Date December 26th
This one is not out until after Christmas but listing it here in the girls list, so keep it in mind for your holiday entertainment. A great one to share with your sisters, friends or even take your Mum and Grandma. A perfect film to share with your holiday visitors. Here is the story of how the women's movement really begun, with the not always peaceful protesting by these gutsy gals, for the right for women to vote. Set in England and starring some fine strong women actors such as Helena Bonham Carter, Carey Mulligan and Meryl Streep. The story is about fighting for a cause the way women do it, and never giving up until you win.
A historic image of Annie Kenney and Christabel Pankhurst, who were two of the suffragettes, in this important time of the history of women and world politics. Image from wikipedia.
This will be a wonderful historical film set in the period of the late 19th century with costuming of the era. Make it a post Christmas get together with your mates. I won't miss this one.
So there you have your selection for this coming Spring. Some wonderful new movies to enjoy with your girlfriends, with many that will spark some interesting girly chat after the film. Please check your local cinema guide for more information and screening times.