The Munger Road Premiere!!!
Last week was the premiere of Munger Road and it was awesome!!! Although I’ve wanted to see the movie forever, I’m really glad that I waited and got to experience it for the first time in a movie theater with 250 other people! The movie itself was wonderful! Scary, suspenseful, and so well put together. It truly blew me away and I am so proud to be apart of it! The reviews have all been great but the topper on the cake was seeing that Roger Ebert gave us three out of four stars! Which is the same amount of stars he gave movies like “The Help” and “Crazy Stupid Love”! So I’ll take three out of four stars any day!
The two days we were there went by in a blur! My mom, dad, brother Chad, and grandma Marie all came with me to Chicago on Sunday. (There were supposed to be 7 of us but sadly we were short my other brother Todd, who had to work, and my other grandma Judy who wasn’t feeling good at the last minute.) It was pretty rainy, cold and of course it lived up to it’s “windy city” reputation. My mom and I only hung out for the afternoon in Chicago because I was so anxious to get back to St. Charles that mom and I drove there that night and got in pretty late. The others met us there the next day after doing some touristy things in Chicago.
The morning of the premiere I wanted to do everything that I loved to do when I was filming in St. Charles! I had missed the city so bad! Then I realized I slept throughout every day and filmed at night so the only thing I ever really got to do in St. Charles during the day was go on my daily run around the river before we started filming. So I dragged my family to the river behind the hotel in the cold drizzle. Grandma, Dad, and Mom decided to hang in the car. But Chad was a trooper and he walked with me to see my old geese and duck friends. I think they remembered me. I mean they were trying to act really cool about it but I definitely sensed some recognition from them.
The cocktail party before the premiere was beautiful! It was held at the Hotel Baker, the beautiful, historic building in St. Charles that we stayed at during filming. It was so good getting to see everyone again! And of course we took a gazillion pictures.
Kyle, the producer and Nick the director!
Nick’s wonderful family!
Trevor Morgan (Who plays Cory in the film) and I
Some lovely speeches were made…
And then it was time to head to the movie! Unfortunately we got too caught up in socializing and waited until the last minute to go and then our rental car wouldn’t start! Luckily someone had thought to hire a trolley to take people to and from the premiere!
By this time we were already late to the movie. I’m trying not to panic but at this point I’m thinking that we are going to miss the beginning of the movie and we won’t get to sit together. So as soon as the trolley arrived we literally had to RUN into the theater. Poor Grandma had to run too. Luckily they held it for the late arrivals and they were sweet enough to have held five seats for us! So it all ended up working out!
It was fun getting to watch it for the first time with my family beside me. Mom kept patting my hand and telling me that she liked it, Dad was whispering across to me how he thought I was doing good and grandma was so quiet I was afraid the movie was traumatizing her, but it turns out she was just really caught up in the movie! Listening to the commentary of the rest of the audience was very entertaining! At one particularly scary point in the movie I heard a guy behind me say “No! Don’t go into that house!!!” during one of my scenes which really cracked me up. The whole experience of seeing myself on a movie screen was so surreal that I kept forgetting that I was in the movie! I was so caught up that I found myself getting scared even though I already knew what was going to happen! THAT’s how good of a job they did making it suspenseful!
Afterwards we went to the after party to socialize and eat the most amazing pizza ever! I loved getting to spend more time with everybody that made the movie including Nick, Kyle, Trevor, all of their families and friends! Everyone was so excited about the movie and it was just a wonderful night! It was all I had hoped for and even more!
If you’d like to see the movie, make sure and go demand it on Mungerroad.com by typing in your zipcode! I would love for all of my family and friends to have a chance to see it! :)