Saturday, September 23, 2006

A good movie to see

Went to see Glory to Gloriana, a Jamaican movie (true story) at the T & T Film Festival at Movie Towne last night. It's showing again tomorrow at 8:30 p.m., $15 admission. The real Gloria is here, as well as the actress who plays Gloria and the actors who play her two 'men'. The movie was 110 minutes long and, although I have a short attention span, was tired and normally don't reach the end of many movies with my eyes open, this one had me hooked throughout. If you can, it is a must see. It's quite simple and not 'perfect' (but what is?), but it's certainly entertaining and a good story ... and, being a true story, it's all the more captivating.

This blurb on her autobiographical book gives an idea of the message in the movie, which is applicable to everyone: persistence, ingenuity, success and 'all things are possible'.

If it wasn't a true story, I would not have thought that it could be.

Afterwards there was a question and answer session with the real Gloria and the actors. The real Gloria struck everyone as an amazing woman. After watching the movie, seeing her in the flesh was a treat. She gave some advice at the end - basically: Whatever you want in life, just envision it and formulate a plan for it. Don't go with fear and don't ever worry about the money ... and it will happen. (She kept stressing "Don't worry about the money.") - and when you see the movie, you'll see that she didn't.



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