The bohemian worldview of Woodstock Nation is in some ways dominant, and in some ways passe in our popular culture.... [T]he "free love" spirit of "if it feels good, do it" still runs strong, especially in our entertainment world. And yet, burbling beneath a noisy culture of sexual excess and self-love, there's a quiet undercurrent in our movies carrying subtle, and even obvious, pro-life themes.
I would add another, due out this holiday season, Juno, starring Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman, Ellen Page, and Rainn Wilson (Dwight Schrute for Office fans) [HT: moderator MK]:
Back to Bella, you done good....
Bella finished #3 among movies opening this week, #17 overall, while in only 5-8% of theatres showing the #1 and #2 movies. Just imagine had Bella been allowed the same wide distribution....
In head to head competition, Bella came in #2 for receipts ($) garnered per theatre.
BoxOfficeGuru reported, "Also showing strength in its debut was the inspirational tale Bella...."
I did my part and took a group of 5 friends (outside the movement) on Friday night, people that wouldn't have seen it otherwise. I also made a friend at the theatre who is a Catholic rapper (it was a first for me, too).
I have a date to take my sister tomorrow. I really could see this movie over and over again...Posted by: Jacqueline at October 29, 2007 9:02 AM
Bella isn't playing in a single theater in New England. I think the closest theater is in NYC, about 5 hours away. I don't know how I'm going to see this movie... So it was pretty good Jacque?Posted by: Bobby Bambino at October 29, 2007 9:21 AM
Oh, Bobby- It's worth the drive. (Not that I suggest taking your 9 months pregnant wife on a roadtrip). :)
It was my second time to see it (the first being a sneak preview just following the March for Life in February). My friends and I agree that it was even better the second time.
I think the film did so well that it will quickly be released in your market.Posted by: Jacqueline at October 29, 2007 10:10 AM
Juno looks like a cute movie!Posted by: heather at October 29, 2007 10:33 AM