TIFF 2019 Day #6


Ford v Ferrari - The GBY

Ford v Ferrari

Day 6 2019 TIFF is another beautiful day in Toronto.  Tony (Denise’s husband) joined us for our first screening at the Princess of Wales theater, Ford vs Ferrari.  It was interesting, exciting, visceral and a little sweet.  The movie lasts 152 minutes, buts that is because it has a lot to say.  There didn’t seem to be any slow periods.

Our Rating for “Ford v Ferrari”

4.5 Cupcakes Rating - The GBY

TIFF 2019 Press Conference for “Ford v Ferrari”


The Laundromat

We met up with Karl (Robin’s husband) and had a quick lunch at Sud Forno.  Then we were off to our “family” movie (the one movie we all attend), The Laundromat at the Elgin theater.  Karl, who is a CPA, wrote the review for this film.

This is what you get when Hollywood is clueless about the subject matter. In fact, it didn’t seem they even knew what the subject matter was!  The best explanation I have is that the movie attempts to take all the silly legal, banking, and accounting things we see in TV shows and combine them all into one movie. The film loses its way very early and never recovers.

The Laundromat includes insurance fraud, asset protection, adultery, bribery, murder, and losing a Las Vegas condo to a higher bidder without ever seriously delving into any of it. It really veers off course in the last five minutes by trying to make an emotional statement about US tax law and campaign finance.  Not really spoiling anything because it just shows up out of nowhere. Of course, the film does nothing to present any evidence to support their conclusions. Just emotional gibberish.

Our Rating for “The Laundromat”

Half Cupcake - The GBY

TIFF 2019 Q&A for “The Laundromat”

Wasp Network - The GBY

Wasp Network

After that we had to stop at Grace O’Malley’s for a drink!  Then we walked to ScotiaBank Theater to see The WASP Network.  It is an interesting Cuban film about a spy network in Miami.  It did take a bit to figure out which side the spies were actually on.  It is another based on a true story film.  Something else that happened while we were watching Disney videos with our kids!

Our Rating for “Wasp Network”

3.5 Cupcakes - The GBY

TIFF Q&A for “Wasp Network”

Waves - The GBYWaves

We didn’t have much time between our Scotiabank movie and our late night movie at the Ryerson so Karl and Tony picked us up and drove us to the Ryerson theater to see Waves.  A movie about teenagers that made us glad our children are grown.  The music was loud and abrasive, the drugs and alcohol were pervasive, and the shaky camera work was unsettling.

Our Rating for “Waves”

1.5 Cupcakes - The GBY


TIFF Q&A for “Waves”


Karl and Tony headed off to Bandit Brewery in Roncesvalles to try out a couple of IPAs and have a late dinner. They met a young couple that had just arrived from France and were just starting to use their English on a regular basis. Tomorrow they plan to open a bank account and start looking for jobs.  Oh, to be young again.  We hope they will get down to Dallas to visit us.

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