Hilary Duff’s upcoming movie, Greta, which recently released its first trailer, had a special advanced screening on April 2nd. One of the people lucky enough to attend the screening has sent in his review!
Mitch’s “Greta” Review:
There were easily over 100 people separated into two lines waiting for the screening. I was surprised to see that it wasn’t little girls. Most of the people were around 18-mid 20′s there were even a few elderly women (a group of them were in front of me). A little after we got in line, security approached us and asked us for our paper passes and our names to confirm we were on the list. Then (I’m guessing to pass time) the guards started talking to random people in the line, asking if we were here for Hilary Duff and why we liked her… I told the man that I liked her ever since Lizzie McGuire and that I’ve been looking forward to this movie since I first heard about it in the last few months of 07′.
Producers, people who represented various distributors, even Susan Duff were there. Most people didn’t recognize Susan. She entered quickly, by herself and didn’t bring any attention to herself and sat down close to the front. Then at 7:15, a producer of the movie (I think it was Rick Rosenthal but I’m not 100 percent sure) came to the front to give an introductory speech thanking everyone for coming and explaining that usually the cast would be here but that Hilary was busy in North Carolina, Evan was busy in New York and that he wasn’t busy so he’d be there for the night. Everyone laughed. By that time, the theater was packed, every single seat. They were even offering people in the higher seats money to sit closer to the bottom because the producers important people didn’t wanna sit so close up. There were even people on the floor of the aisles. I guess they didn’t expect so many people.
THE MOVIE: The movie starts in indie fashion, kinda like Juno. Hilary is hilarious right from the start. The opening scene she’s on a bus and she does something to the fat guy next to her that had everyone laughing. She does whatever she wants, she says whatever she wants to whoever she wants whenever she wants to say it. There were so many parts where the entire audience laughed.
It was funny, had it’s sad moments, and all in all was enjoyable. The audience seemed really into it and even my cousin who’s in his ‘too cool to like teeny bobbers’ phase liked it, so I guess that’s a good sign. My only problems with the movie were that I didn’t feel much from Evan, I wish they would’ve chosen a better actor. I didn’t feel like he really liked her, he wasn’t very expressive. And I would’ve liked to know the mom a bit more, she was barely in the movie.
Also I can tell there were a lot of deleted scenes. I saw a picture of Hilary painting something on the beach with her hair pinned back, that wasn’t included in the movie. Neither were the parts where she was on the roof with a laptop, or the part where she was walking in the green dress getting ice cream from a man. Hilary was great for her standards though. As an actress, she’s getting there. Some of her scenes were seriously impressive and she showed she’s not completely talentless, again. She totally stole the show. She was the best actor of the film. It could be because most of the other people didn’t get a whole lot of screen-time, but she owned it. I’d rate the film a B. At the end of the movie, the audience gave a round of applause.
Thanks Mitch!! If you went to the screening and have a review of the film, email me!
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