We went to Seasons 52 for lunch (great restaurant) and then across the street to South Coast Repertory to see “4,000 Miles”. Summary: Vera is 91, an old world Leftie. Her grandson, Leo, is 21, a new age Hippie. After a cross-country trip, Leo turns up at Vera’s New York apartment with a backpack, a bike and no money. She agrees to let him spend the night; a few weeks later, he’s still there. Leo is at a bad place with his parents, his girlfriend wants to break up, and something terrible happened on his trip. As Vera listens—when her hearing aid is turned on—we listen, with compassion. This odd couple has grabbed our hearts and will not let go. They are, as The New York Times says, “Altogether wonderful.”
We then headed to the 2013 “Seniors Prom” and danced the night away. Please join us.
One great thing about the “Seniors Prom: is that we are home by 10:00 so we watched one of our first Christmas movies entitled “Trading Christmas” Summary: Emily (Faith Ford) misses her daughter Heather (Emma Lahana), who is attending college in Boston. Since her father died, Heather is sensitive to her mom’s dependence on long-standing holiday traditions. This Christmas, Heather has planned a trip to Phoenix with her boyfriend, but tells her mother she is staying on campus to study.
After Emily arranges a house-swap with Charles (Tom Cavanagh), an English professor from Boston who wants Washington State’s solitude in order to finish his novel, Emily hops on a flight to Boston to surprise Heather for Christmas. Unaware of the house swap, Emily’s best friend, Faith (Gabrielle Miller) walks in on Charles at Emily’s house and in Boston, Ray, Charles’ brother (Gil Bellows) responds to a 911 call only to find Emily at Charles’ condo. Will Christmas travel calamities lead to cross-country romances? Or have there been one too many surprises already?