National Friendship Day
You never know where or when you’ll find a friend. Friends come and go (unfortunately)…but you always need to keep your eyes open because you never know who may fall into your life. When I was pregnant with Logan, I became friends with a group of women online. We all started talking on the What To Expect When You’re Expecting website. It wasn’t long before we all moved onto Facebook. Today, 10+ years later, we are all still friends. Most of us haven’t meet in person, but we have shared our stories…given support…cried with each other…drank wine via FB with each other…we are friends!
VICTORIA & ABDUL
In theaters September 22, 2017 (NY/LA); September 29, October 6 (add. cities)
Story: The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s (Academy Award winner Judi Dench) remarkable rule. When Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal), a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself. As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy. As the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity.
Director: Stephen Frears (“The Queen,” “Philomena,” “Mrs. Henderson Presents”)
Writer: Lee Hall (“Billy Elliot”), based on Victoria & Abdul: The True Story of the Queen’s Closest Confidant by Shrabani Basu
Cast: Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Eddie Izzard, Adeel Akhtar, Tim Pigott-Smith, Olivia Williams, Fenella Woolgar, Paul Higgins, Robin Soans, Julian Wadham, Simon Callow, and Michael Gambon
MPAA Rating: PG-13