It was the last film of the season, and while the film, Love is Strange, didn’t set the audience alight, the majority said they thought the film, and their experience of it, ‘good’.  A couple of people said it wasn’t what they expected, and yes, the trailer had managed to pack in all the few jokey light-hearted bits of the film plus a number of snazzy New York views.  I hate trailers, because they either give the entire plot away or they put in every little funny bit (or, with some films, all the violent bits) into the one minute – so very deceptive.

But I had said it’s about homelessness, and how people cope when you say light-heartedly ‘oh do stay with us’ and then the reality of sharing your living space kicks in.   For me it was a well-observed beautifully acted depiction of an elderly gay couple (played brilliantly by Alfred Molina and John Lithgow) who lose their home, because the one wage-earner loses his job, and how they cope with this.  It wasn’t an in-your-face film but personally I thought the film subtle and delightful. Still, it got 71% rating, so that’s ‘good’!

And for  those of you who think I only wear black here’s what I wore on the night.


These are hot nights for the UK, as in it’s a bit warm (!) so I allowed myself to wear bare feet but I still wore leggings.  The top was bought in a charity shop years ago and the skirt is a recent acquisition at £3.99 in my local charity shop.  I love the short frothy feel to it.

We start the next season in October so Mr Frugalfashionshopper and me are having a well-earned rest from the film society, but, guess what, we’ve (as in not just us, but a large group including some from our audience) already chosen next season’s films – so watch this space.  And if you live nearby (in East Sussex) we have people travelling quite a way to come to our films – why not give it a go one month?   You may well have a good time – hope to see you there in October!

With love

Penny, the frugalfashionshopper

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9 thoughts on “Film night outfit – July 2016

  • 25th July 2016 at 12:36 pm

    Hi Penny. I LOVE your ensemble!!! It is summery, cool and flowy! But–I get so pissed off because here in the Philadelphia suburbs we never get the “good” movies. We get shit like all the Disney crap and cartoon movies to make the suburban children even more entitled than they are (Geez..I’m really sounding like a French complainer!). I have searched hi and lo for the new Abfab film and it is playing a few miles from here. I am going on Wednesday to take myself on a movie date with Eddie and Patsy!
    That movie looks good because I love Molina and Tomei–Lithgow I’m a bit “meh” about–he’s such an “ACT-OR!!!!” at times! And I agree with you on the trailers! XOXOXOXO!!!

    • 26th July 2016 at 6:51 am

      Yes, re: trailers. We wanted to challenge our selection team (for the next season) and get them slightly out of the indie/foreign that we always choose so we put The Martian on the list and Slow West. And the trailer for Slow West had every gunshot in the film packed into its 60 seconds – didn’t get through. But yippee, The Martian was chosen!

      Off today, btw, to get a leg wax then the (self) tanning begins. But will book a salon spray in a couple of weeks time 🙂

      Have so loved your posts on France xxxxxxx

  • 25th July 2016 at 5:22 pm

    You look fabulous in that outfit! The top really complements the skirt, and the leggings give it pzazz.

    • 26th July 2016 at 6:52 am

      Thank you so much – sometimes an outfit just comes together – that was one!

  • 25th July 2016 at 5:48 pm

    Lovely outfit. You look great.

    • 26th July 2016 at 6:52 am

      Thank you Christine!

  • 26th July 2016 at 6:09 am

    Penny , the colours so suit you !! And love the whole combination …. Yes , we do wear what we want , and just look at the result . !

    • 26th July 2016 at 6:53 am

      Yes, and memo to self – must not wear black so often! Thank you!

  • 15th August 2016 at 3:49 pm

    Love your whole outfit, perfect for a warm summer evening.

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