Meet to see "Philomena". After the movie, go over to Leone's Italian Restaurant (BYOB) for a New Year's dinner, order from their regular menu. Bring your own champagne! Following the dinner may go to The Office (on Bloomfield Ave.) across the street as they're open till 1AM.
Meet in the lobby at 6:45PM, I'll have a Meetup sign. Head into the theater at 7:00PM. After the movie, meet back in the lobby at 9:15PM. Go over to Leone's, bring cash, I'll try to get seperate checks. Leone's website is www.leonesmontclair.com.
If you're seeing a different movie or just meeting for dinner, email me in advance by 5PM Tuesday so I can reserve you a seat.
Following the dinner, we may go to The Office (on Bloomfield Ave.) across the street as they're open till 1AM.
Based on the 2009 investigative book by BBC correspondent Martin Sixsmith, The Lost Child of Philomena Lee, PHILOMENA focuses on the efforts of Philomena Lee, mother to a boy conceived out of wedlock - something her Irish-Catholic community didn't have the highest opinion of - and given away for adoption in the United States. In following church doctrine, she was forced to sign a contract that wouldn't allow for any sort of inquiry into the son's whereabouts. After starting a family years later in England and, for the most part, moving on with her life, Lee meets Sixsmith, a BBC reporter with whom she decides to discover her long-lost son.
Run time: 1 hr. 34 min. Director: Stephen Frears
Genres: Drama Starring: Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Simone Lahbib