Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Blu Ray Tuesday #3 (and the greatest day ever!!)

Again we were lazy bones and couldn't be bothered to go out to get a movie, so we stayed inside and watched one from girl roomie's hard drive.

The movie: Griff the Invisible
The menu: McDonald's

This movie... well... I don't quite know if I liked it or not. Girl roomie and I wanted to see it because it sounded cute and had Ryan Kwanten in it. Some people know Ryan Kwanten as that guy from True Blood but us Aussies know him from back in the day when he was Vinnie in Home & Away. Anyway, I digress. It's a small Australian film and it was quirky and I think it was supposed to be uplifting but somewhere in the middle, it just got sad.

The story is about this shy office worker who is bullied by his co-workers by day but by night, he becomes a superhero- Griff the Invisible. Somewhere in the middle of the movie it becomes clear that he is just a sad man who suffers from delusions and it becomes worse when he meets Melody, who encourages him in this belief that he is a superhero. Then I had to realise that it was just a movie and it was all going to be ok and then the movie became sweet and uplifting again.

Recommended: Why not? At something like 89 minutes, it's not a huge chunk out of your life. By the end, once I'd embraced the mindset of the film, I thought it was cute but again, not sure if I liked it.
Haha, I'm always so wishy washy with my recommendations!

Ok, the greatest day ever... at lunch time a girl comes back from the shops down the road and announces that Night Owl's (a knock off of 7/11) freezers have broken down and they're just giving away stuff. People started traipsing back withboxes filled with cheesecakes and Ben & Jerry's, frozen pizzas and so I had to get in on it! I managed to score a couple of things like Sara Lee cheesecakes and frozen frenxh fries but by the time I got there, most of the good stuff had gone. The original girls who had discovered this had brought back icecream for all of us though so we spent the rest of the lunch break stuffing our faces with ice cream :)

Then there was nowhere really to put it. We have a small communal fridge/freezer that we put it in, then there's a staff freezer which we used to. Then we have a deep freezer for dead bodies... and people put food in there too. We are such grubs!!

I thought that was so nice of the owner to just give his stuff away. I've been in there a couple of times and he's always the sweetest, so I'll definitely go back there and frequent his business as my way of saying thank you!


Whitney said...

Thank you for your sweet comments - especially about grad school! That is my dream too... to go to grad school in England. I'm in the midst of getting my materials together for an early January application. :)

Abigail said...

I would've been all over that ice cream. I'm such an ice cream fanatic.

Tried the rope braid, but kinda failed... I think my hair is too short right now. I'll let it grow out a bit and try again.

Katie said...

Free ice cream! It doesn't get much better than that!

Megan said...

YUM!! Now I need dessert! Haha!

Ashley {hudson's happenings} said...

How neat that you got some free frozen goodies! Yummmmm...I'm always up for ice cream. And cheesecake, too. ;)

Another movie I'm not familiar with...wonder if it's available in the US?

Emily w/Amazing Grapes said...

You're funny w/your movies. I've never even heard of this movie!! I'm w/Ashley (above) I wonder if its available in the US cause...its a 'foreign' one for sure (small pun there..)

Oh, I think I'd definitely frequent his store if he was so generous to give everything away. Sounds like a great business owner. Stores like that I like to go into to give my business to.

Emily w/Amazing Grapes