Friday Afternoon Movies
Friday afternoons in September at 1 pm at Mary J Benson Branch. All are welcome.
September 8 - The Book Club Four longtime friends and book club members--Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen and Mary Steenburgen--have their lives upended when they aim to spice up their mundane routines by reading the provocative bestseller Fifty Shades of Grey. With newfound confidence, they each begin to come alive as exciting romances are ignited and old flames are rekindled. Through it all, the ladies inspire one other to make this next stage of their lives the best and steamiest thus far. 2018; rated PG; 1 hr 44m (IMDB)
September 15 - My Happy Ending My Happy Ending is a poignant and funny female ensemble comedy about four women laughing in the face of adversity, that packs a strong emotional punch. Julia Roth (Andie MacDowell), a somewhat forgotten Hollywood star, discovers she has cancer the day the West End play that was supposed to be her comeback is cancelled - Not fully understanding the magnitude of this discovery, she decides to go to a chemo clinic in Kent, seeking obscurity and privacy, and get it "taken care of" before returning to the US with her tail between her legs. To her horror, having mistaken what the doctor meant by 'private' she finds herself stuck within a general ward with members of the public, three very different women (an aging rocker, a 28-year-old Muslim mother of four, and a forever single retired schoolteacher who doesn't even have a cat), undergoing their usual round of treatment. She calls her manager Nancy to come in and "Fix it", which she promptly does. But as the group let her in on some of the realities she has to look forward to, she realises these strangers are the only ones who can really help her deal with the most difficult role she has ever played - herself. 2023; rated R; 1 hr 29 m (IMDB)
September 22 - Moving On Two old friends reconnect at a funeral and decide to get revenge on the widower who messed with them decades before. 2022; rated R; 1 hr 25 m (IMDB)
September 29 - I Wanna Dance With Somebody An African American girl, Whitney Houston, is a supremely talented singer and encouraged by her singer mother she reaches great heights where her songs become no1 in the music charts. She marries but her marriage doesn't work out well. Her career suffers and her relationship with her father also gets bitter due to financial issues. All this takes a toll on her personal life. 2022; rated PG; 2 hr 25 m (IMDB)