So with the Oscar winners celebrating in customary style – a cup of tea, a slice of fruit cake and a cold flannel across the forehead – we thought we’d give you a chance to win one of the Best Film nominees.
Starring Saoirse Ronan (no, we’ve no idea how to pronounce it either) as an Irish immigrant who lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance with a local. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.
Brilliantly adapted by of all people Nick Hornby (Fever Pitch, About a Boy) from Colm Toibin’s novel this is a cracking romantic drama with great performances none more so than Julie Walters as Mrs Keogh the head of a household where the Irish girls lodge who all but steals every scene she is in when the girls share an evening meal together with Walters at the head of the table and is reminiscent of her best work with Victoria Wood.
The other film you can win is:
ALL ROADS LEAD TO ROME
No one was less surprised than us when the Editor took a road trip to Rome last year and got lost. His plaintive cry down the phone complaining that he had done seventeen circuits of the M25 because, having watched Sarah Jessica Parker’s new comedy, he’d taken the film’s title at face value. Frankly he’s an idiot (You’re fired – Ed).
Putting aside his geographical ineptitude (What? Next you’ll be telling me next that Terry Gilliam’s film ‘Brazil’ is not about Brazil! – Ed) this week’s new release follows Sarah Jessica Parker as Maggie, an uptight, single mother and college writing teacher from New York City trying to reconnect with her troubled teen daughter Summer played by actress Rosie Day (presumably she has sisters Sunny, Rainy & Oh Happy), she decides to embark on a journey to a Tuscan village where she frequented in her younger days. Upon arrival, Maggie runs into Luca (Raoul Bova), a handsome former lover who is still a bachelor and lives with his eighty-year-old mother, Carmen (Claudia Cardinale). Summer (missing her “bad boy” boyfriend in NYC) and Carmen (secretly planning a wedding against Luca’s wishes to Marcelino, her one true love in Rome) impulsively steal Luca’s car and race off to Rome. Maggie and Luca quickly pursue allowing the two mismatched couples to spend some time together and develop a new understanding of each other.
These are two great films which deserve a viewing so in typical AnyGoodFilms style here’s your chance to win both films with two insultingly easy question to answer:
- Brooklyn is a borough of which city?
- New York
- Which TV series did Sarah Jessica Parker star in?
- Sex and the City
- Drugs and the City
- Rock n Roll and the City
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Closing date is 23:59hrs on 7th February 2016
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Here’s the trailer: