After returning from the Second World War, a psychologically troubled drifter (Joaquin Phoenix) returns from the war and meets the charismatic leader of a new religion (Phillip Seymour Hoffman). The Master befriends the drifter to help him sort out his life and provide meaning. The drifter becomes his right-hand man and, after a while begins to question both his belief in the leader and his teachings as the organization grows and gains a fervent following.
Rumored to be based on L. Ron Hubbard & Scientology, although everyone involved with the film denies a direct connection.
Cast also includes Amy Adams.
Link to the trailer: http://www.movietickets.com/movie_detail.asp?movie_id=134573&showdate=0&tstate=4&vid=2807&vxr=421199
Movie actually begins at 3:55 P.M. I will be waiting in the lounge beginning at 3:25 P.M. We will be going into the theater 10 mins. before the show starts to try to get as many seats together as possible. Please make sure you are on time or you may be on your own for seating.
Runtime: 2 hrs. 30 mins.
Please note the following:
- If you arrive after the group has gone into the theater, you may try to find us or just grab a seat on your own. We will meet directly outside the restrooms after the movie for a quick chat and to see who would like to socialize further over drinks & food. As a courtesy to others who have to use the restroom, please wait to head over until all members are ready. Thanks!!
- For anyone who is interested, we will be going to Ranch House Kitchen after the movie to get to know people and to talk about the movie of course!! (They offer extended happy hour exclusively for our group which includes: $3 well cocktails, $3 domestic draft beers, half off bottles of wine, and 1/2 price happy hour food items. Anyone who prefers to order off the regular menu will receive 15% off their bill! Also, the happy hour stays in effect for as long as we are there!! ) PLEASE NOTE THAT "WELL COCKTAILS" MEAN ONE LIQUOR PER DRINK. (For example, a rum & coke or a vodka & cranberry juice). Drinks with more than one type of liquor in them are regular price. If you have any questions regarding this, please ask the server before you order.
- Also, as a courtesy to our group, the restaurant does provide separate checks for each member. They normally do not do this for large groups. As a result & depending on the size of our group, you may see an 18% gratuity charge on your bill. What this means is that they've already factored in the tip. You are not required to leave a tip when the gratuity is charged. However, if you feel that the server deserves more than 18%, you are certainly welcome to leave as much as you want!