Land Ho!, then discussion at Villa Toscana

A pair of 60-something ex-brothers-in-law sets off on a road trip through Iceland, hoping to reclaim their youth. Their picaresque adventures, from trendy Reykjavík to rugged outback, are a throwback to classic bawdy road comedies as well as a candid exploration of aging, loneliness, and friendship.  R, 1 hr. 36 min.

(Two weeks ago, the movie was a surprise sell-out.  Sold out 30 min before showtime.  Consider buying tix online at http://filmsociety.org/.  $1 surcharge.  You don't need a printer.)

After film, we'll gather briefly outside cinema, then walk to Villa Toscana.  It's nearby--a quick walk, 30-40 seconds.  ;)

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  • Andrew

    Andrew
    I skipped the discussion because 23 people is way too many. The movie was juvenile, sort of Porky's for older people. The plot line was shy guy is brought out of his depression by sex and food. If only life was so simple! However, I am surprised by the statements that people took offense and found the movie crude and demeaning about women. IMHO, Mitch was rather lovable but also very, very lonely. His cry for friendship was the only moving part of the movie. His smoking dope all the time screamed out his need to escape the reality of his life.

    2 · August 18

  • Connie

    The movie had potential to be so much better with deeper character development and editing - as well as some deletions of overly crude and demeaning comments about women. The part with the young women at the beginning was way too long and pointless to the plot. If you like Iceland, there is beautiful scenery but I preferred the shots done in the Walter Mitty movie, as well as the comedy and action of that movie. Was fun to go out with the group though! (Boyhood sounds like a great movie which is also playing at Burns.) I thought the restaurant was nice with the outdoor seating and added music, with plenty of room for a big group. For me it was not too expensive, and very convenient not to have to re-park, as well as just to walk over from the theater.

    1 · August 17

  • paula

    i give this movie a single star only.

    August 17

  • paula

    Great scenery and Italian music afterwards!

    August 17

  • Christopher

    Boring movie about a vulgar guy and his quiet friend indulging in a super-cool vacation. Sublime scenery.

    Enjoyed restaurant and very good trumpet-player/singer. But menu is too high-end—how ‘bout us regular folk? :)

    1 · August 17

  • Barbara Z.

    Good food, friendly people and the movie, while not one to rave about, had beautiful cinematography and told an "everyman" story well.

    1 · August 16

  • Mina

    Meeting everyone was fun. If it wasn't for the scenery I would have left the movie.

    August 16

  • Cathy M.

    I've eaten at Villa Toscano with Anita and it was quite good. See you at the theater....with walker or wheelchair

    3 · August 14

    • Cathy

      Looking forward to seeing you again! Missed you ...

      1 · August 15

    • Cathy M.

      Missed you, too Cathy....already bought tickets.....my friend Sheila is here for 10 days, from NY.

      August 15

  • Stpatty

    Ok got that. I will be early for sure and may buy my tickets in advance that a better idea!

    August 15

  • Stpatty

    Did I see sell out for Saturday's movie?

    August 15

    • Christopher

      My message was just a heads-up re possibility of sell-out.

      August 15

  • Gale M.

    443 Burns Court. As you are leaving the cinema head left -just down the steet on the right. It faces Pineapple Ave on one side, Burns Court on the other.

    1 · August 15

  • Mina

    Found it.

    August 14

  • Mina

    Toscano

    August 14

  • Mina

    Where is Villa Toscana?

    August 14

  • Ruthie B.

    As many of our members discovered last time, movies DO sell out. You might want to buy your ticket earlier in the day or online. Just saying... :)

    2 · August 14

  • Gale M.

    I have eatten at the place I mentioned (formerly Salvadores) -just diagonally down ..maybe 200 feet from theater with a group of over 35 people.,,its pretty roomy.

    August 14

    • Ruthie B.

      Yes, previously Salvatore's. Do u know the name of it now?

      August 14

    • Ruthie B.

      Woops -- just saw Chris' post! Villa Toscana. Let's do it!

      1 · August 14

  • Christopher

    Let's try it. (Name is Villa Toscana.)

    1 · August 14

  • Gale M.

    That new Italian place sounds good and if it is the place I'm thinking of (previously Salvadore's) it's SO handy--merely steps away from theater. If you decide to try it, it is Saturday and we are quite a few....a heads up call or reservations??

    August 14

  • Ruthie B.

    Of course with 23 people going, that might not work ...unless they're so new that they need business. It's big enough.

    August 14

  • Ruthie B.

    The "open air" restaurant between Burns Court and Pineapple just a few steps from the theater has recently reopened. Italian I think. Name??? Should we give it a try?

    August 14

  • Connie

    My son just returned from Iceland and has been for several summers already to visit a friend and his family. I've been once myself and really loved it - very different! It was great to see the Mitty movie recently with scenes of Iceland so I look forward to this one too.

    August 14

  • Gale M.

    Do we know which restaurant yet? The Fish Camp is right next door. Has anyone tried it? I'd bet happy to call and see if there is side room where can dine and discuss film.

    August 13

    • Christopher

      The Fish Camp is very popular and too small for our group. Otherwise it'd be great, it looks really cool.

      August 13

  • Bev

    I'm so sorry, I have a friend coming to town Saturday. I'd love to hear your thoughts on the movie!

    August 13

  • Nancy and Felix M.

    Out of town but looking forward to future outings.

    August 13

  • Ann D.

    I am bummed that I won't be able to go to this it looks wonderful. Enjoy! One of these days I'll be able to join you.

    August 13

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