If you follow me on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter), you know that recently I had the pleasure of joining some of my fellow bloggers at a screening of The One I Wrote For You, which opens December 5-7, 2012 at these theaters.
If you hadn’t heard, this movie is about Ben Cantor, played by the dreamy Cheyenne Jackson, who gave up a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be a singer/songwriter, and settled for being a coffee shop barista and family man. Life however, presented him a second chance via a singer/song writer contest similar to that of the Voice or American Idol. It is during his stint on the show that he has to figure out how far he’s willing to go to turn his dream into reality. Thus commences the battle between staying true to yourself or bending to the yearnings of others. It’s a great family centered, feel good movie – perfect for the holiday season.
It’s made better with a wonderfully selected cast. His best friend and manager, is played by the super talented and funny Kevin Pollak, his wife is played by Christine Woods, his father is a flash from the past – Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future anyone?), and his daughter is played by Austin’s own Avi Lake.
Avi actually graced us with her presence at the screening and even stuck around to answer questions, sign autographs and take pics with us.
The added bonus was that the movie was actually shot here in San Antonio, TX and our very own Susan Hamilton provided the costumes, which added to the local feel. It was great to see our beautiful city highlighted so well via the backdrops and clothing. One of the many shot locations was Flip Side Records, which is owned and operated by my cousin-in-law’s family. So it was great to see their little Mom & Pop shop shown front and center through out the film.
If you’re like me and enjoy feel-good films that are great for the entire family and/or love to support local – I highly recommend you check out The One I Wrote For You, at these theaters, when it opens December 5-7, 2014.
To add a little motivation, I am giving away the Sterling Silver James Avery Fleur Cross that the wife (Alicia Cantor – Christine Woods) wears through out the film. So please, enter away and share this great film with your family and friends so everyone gets a chance to see a feel good movie this holiday season, while trying their luck at winning this fab prize.
Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post but I was provided access to the pre-screening, along with the Sterling Silver James Avery Fleur Cross to gift to my readers. However, my love for the everything shared here is my own.
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Definitely want to see this movie! Curious to see Christopher Lloyd and I always try to see films shot in our neck of the woods.
Yeah me too! Hope you enjoy Liz!
I am excited to see this movie! Thanks for the chance to win.
Totally excited for you to see it too Lisa! Good luck!
Rocio, thanks so much for working with us on this review. It was great to see you at the screening. It seems we share a mutual love for this San Antonio-made, San Antonio-based film! 😉
Totally! Thanks for the invite. Happy to share our love for locally made. 😉
A great movie; we saw it opening weekend in Corpus Christi! Loved it!
Yay, happy you got a chance to see it Benita and that you loved it as much as I did! Thanks for stopping in – have a great week!