Friday, February 25, 2011

A Gnome By Any Other Name - Giveaway

Tonight I was fortunate enough to have a night off the whole Mama thing and go to the movies with Aunty Penny and Lani & Boo from Me & Boo and see Gnomeo & Juliet!

A classic love story re-told Gnome style. I have not laughed so much in ages! It was so adorable, I loved every minute of it (even the beginning bit of ads because it gave me time to adjust to the 3D glasses).

My favourite character was Featherstone (the flamingo), followed closely by Nannette (the frog) - I've always tended to like supporting actors over the big stars, and these guys cracked me up.

There were plenty of jokes for adults (as evidenced by Aunty Penny cacking herself the entire time) and was exciting enough for kids (as evidenced by Boo sitting through the entire thing and shushing Aunty Penny hehe). There's even a wicked soundtrack by Elton John that will have you grooving along in your seat.

When the movie finished my little posse even clapped because we enjoyed it so much.

On our way out to the toilet (cos that's what you do after a movie) we had a moment that just proves everyone in this tiny little city knows each other. It was like six degrees of Kevin Bacon in blog form. There was a chick standing in the foyer, looking like she was waiting for someone... she looked really familiar... but I wasn't sure...

There was that moment when you do the 'should I, shouldn't I' dance in your head. If you say hello and it's not them, well it's pretty embarrassing. But I figured I'd already embarrassed myself so much earlier in the day that this, in comparison, would be like water off a duck's back. So I asked...

"Um, are you Jody? From BM-I Don't Care?"

She didn't even have to answer, I could tell from the look on her face. I'm pretty sure her thoughts at that moment were "Who the eff are you, woman?" but it came out as "Ahh, yes?".

I knew it! I'd only seen a proper photo of her earlier that day (avatar pics don't count!) because she's doing a guest post for me soon. 

It was followed by introductions, laughs, photos and a lot of mutterings of "what are the odds?" Three Perth bloggers, in the same cinema.

Anyway, where was I?

Ah yes, the awesome movie. But more importantly, the giveaway! I have TWO in season double passes to give away.

To enter, leave a comment below telling me what your favourite Shakespearean play is - it's that easy! No following, no tweeting, no facebooking, nada. Just a comment. Go! Do it now!

Entry is open to Australian residents only. Entries close at 8pm AWST on 4th March 2011. The winners will be chosen using a random number generator. The winner has one week to reply to the notification email at which point it will be re-drawn.

I received complimentary passes to Gnomeo & Juliet courtesy of Porter Novelli via Aussie Mummy Bloggers. All opinions expressed are purely my own.

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  1. Romeo & Juliet of course ...tragic star crossed lovers.
    Glad you had a great time with Lani & Boo, and you met Jody too what a bonus.

  2. My favourite Shakespearean play is A Midsummer Night's Dream and I SO want this see this movie!

  3. This is like asking me which arm I like better.
    I'm going to say Othello comes out as my favourite, but it's only just my favourite. I do have a soft spot for Romeo & Juliet, but I love Othello a little more.

  4. hamlet i just love the drama o f shakespear

  5. King Lear =]
    I can't wait until my little one is big enough to sit through a movie!

  6. I think I hated them all :\ I blame school

  7. What a fantastic coincidence that you were all there. My favorite is Romeo and Juliet. We read this play at school and I've loved it since.

  8. At the risk of embarrasing myself Im going to admit..... I haven't watched any Shakespeare plays!!

    BUT Gnomeo and Juliet looks so funny.

  9. And I dont know whether if you log in as a guest you can see my email?! Anyway it's vegie_supreme{at}hotmail{dot}com

  10. Coobiaco is full of Romeo & Juliet street names...... gotta love that

  11. Romeo and Juliet is the only one I know right now in my sleep deprived state and I always think of Leonardo DiCaprio lol! Sorry William (Shakesphere that is)

  12. Romeo and Juliet would be my fave!

  13. Jolene's Mumbo JumboMarch 4, 2011 at 8:30 AM

    My favourite is Hamlet..possibly because he is a little crazy too. Cuckoo!

  14. I love Romeo & Juliet and I so want to see Gnomeo & Juliet - does the prize come with a free baby sitting service too??

  15. Has got to be MACBETH...out damn spot! Is this a dagger I see before me? Hehe! I Love the fact it is supposed to be can't say the M word in any theatre...or there will be (bababa buuuuum) certain doom! Gasp!

  16. You're the winner, Trish! Check your inbox :)

  17. Just in the nick of time, and you've won! Check your inbox!

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