This could have been a Fanboy Fail for Fanboy Fail Friday but in the spirit of the Thanksgiving season perhaps it turned out to be a fun night. I was invited to what I thought was a screening of the new David O. Russell movie Silver Linings Playbook with a Q and A after b the stars. Instead it was the Los Angeles premiere for the movie. Doh!
I invited Billy Beer to go with me and when we got there… we were told that we couldn’t bring anything in by the ever so kind security. Why are security guards assholes? I will never know.
Anyway, if I knew it was a premiere I wouldn’t have gone at all. I’m not someone who goes to an event and asks for autographs at inappropriate times. But I digress. Billy still wanted to go in… And I’ve been wanting to see the movie so… We did.
Silver Linings Playbook features Bradley Cooper as a man who is slightly bi-polar coming back home to live with his parents. Chris Tucker is one of the patients who becomes friends with Bradley and Chris is quite good in a subdued role. Bradley comes home and is pretty much unmanageable for his parents yet they press on.
Bradley meets Jennifer Lawrence who has just lost her husband who was a police officer. Together they form a unique bond and start dancing together to compete in a big competition.
Needless to say, Bradley Cooper is outstanding in this role. I honestly didn’t think he had it in him. But this role… It’s phenomenal. He makes you like, sympathize and become frustrated with him at the same time. However, the firecracker in the film is Jennifer Lawrence. She is so good, I couldn’t take my eyes off of her. I swear, Jennifer Lawrence is going to be one of the top actresses of her generation. Hands down, she’s amazing. And it’s not big, it’s subtle which is why she’s so effective.
After the film was over we headed down to the party. With promise of an evening with Wolfgang Puck catering, we instead were served… Brownies… LOL… This is how the other half lives? The drinks were free flowing however with a pear vodka sort of drink. Pretty damn good if I do say so myself.
We waited for a bit and then saw some of the stars come down. The cast actually left and came back. Jennifer Lawrence however took off to catch a plane. I think she’s still filming the sequel to Hunger Games.
The first person I spotted was composer Danny Elfman. He was coming down the steps and I quickly asked for a photo. He was a tad flustered but was very nice. You may have seen the Photo Flop article I did. LOL…
We mingled around and saw Bradley Cooper and Chris Tucker coming down the steps. Now, Billy and I had a choice go for Bradley Cooper or Chris Tucker. I think we both agreed that it would be stupid to go after Bradley since he’s out a lot. Chris Tucker we have never seen and I’ve been a huge fan of Fifth Element forever. We went up the stairs but Chris started walking down the other side. Billy said, “Chris can my friend get a quick photo with you?” Chris Tucker said, “Sure!” He went back up the steps and came over to take the photo with me. I told Chris what a huge fan of Fifth Element I was and his. He was so kind and gracious. I was so impressed.
Billy jumped in for a quick photo as well.
Bradley Cooper jumped into the VIP section so we missed him. Ah well… I’ll see him again. It does kill me a little that I don’t have my Fifth Element mini poster with me though. Doh.
We ran around, had a few drinks, it was actually a really nice evening. David O. Russell was in the VIP section as well. I’ve been a fan of his for a long time as well. Flirting With Disaster, The Fighter, Three Kings, he just is a wonderful director.
So, we waited. Once Bradley Cooper left with Zoe Saldana the VIP section opened up and we waited for a photo with David.
I then spotted director Katherine Hardwicke who directed Thirteen, Twilight, Lords of Dogtown and Red Riding Hood. She was happy to pose for a quick photo even though, I’m a tad tall. LOL… I told her that we need more kick ass directors in Hollywood!
We asked David O. Russell for a quick photo and he said, sure! One second. Then security came over and said that they were closing and made everyone leave. Sigh…
What the hell is up with security being jerks…. And I do understand why security has to be more difficult sometimes, but come on now. Billy was not to be deterred however. We went outside and waited. David came out a few minutes later and was so nice. He even pseudo directed the photo opp. LOL…
So, even though we couldn’t really get autographs, it was still a fun evening getting some photos and such. Plus, I got to hang with Billy and catch up. Even with the security being difficult it was fun seeing what we’re always missing. LOL… Personally, I would rather stand outside and get autographs but it was a nice change of pace.
Until next time kids…
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