Speed dating movie plot
The hair may be going gray and the eyesight dim, but the yearning for social connection — for the touch of a hand, the sound of a companionable laugh — remains a person’s strongest need through the decades. United Way of Miami-Dade volunteers and staff discovered this when they launched Continue United, an effort to bring retirees and pre-retirees together to contribute their time and talent to the community through the local nonprofit.In some cases the longing for love can mean a willingness to do the unexpected. The interest in the dating scene is such that Continue United’s second event, a dinner-and-movie night scheduled for Feb. The committee has started a waiting list for the evening, which is co-sponsored by AARP and the Consortium for a Healthier Miami-Dade.During its first year with a full slate of animated entries, the seventh annual Elgin Short Film Festival on Saturday gave its top prize to a Chicago-made comedy about speed dating.But the audience's favorite was a movie from Spain that has both comic and tragic tones as it tells about a washed-up actor and a child who likes cowboys.“I’m trying to get the stories that aren’t told and the feelings that aren’t exposed. ” The “I” is Steven Loring, a 40-something-year-old fledgling filmmaker who is making his first full-length documentary film.The “You” is a succession of seniors in the Rochester area whom Loring is contacting in the hope they will become subjects in his film.Each portrait would take about eight minutes before people switched partners. With rows of massive TV screens, more than 100 craft beers and a rock-themed beer garden, the restaurant is a bit of a macho magnet.Lonely bachelors Dog (Chico Benymon) and Beaver (Leonard Armond Robinson) realize they've been playing the game all wrong after their best pal Too Cool (Wesley Jonathan) invites them to partake in a round of speed dating in this comedy co-starring Chris Elliot and Clint Howard.
I’d be really disappointed if I were you,” she says, adding that it would be great if everyone wanted to continue anyway.Older singles also discover that the dating landscape is vastly different from that of their youth. The movie, Machado said, shows that physical attraction, while still important, is not the end-all be-all of the past.“The takeaway is that appearance, how the person looks on the outside, is just not as important as what’s inside.Called' "Cowboys," the Spanish film is about a washed-up, divorced, alcoholic English actor who reluctantly agrees to take a job escorting a 5-year-old boy to a costume contest at a seaside carnival in Spain.
Comical hijinks there climax with a surprise twist as the actor learns why the little boy wanted him to be his escort.When the film festival committee decided last year to invite animated entries, only one animated film was received.