[INSERT MORGAN FREEMAN VOICEOVER]
Once upon a time there was a girl who loved movies.
She loved all kinds of stories actually, the kind she could make up in her head…
The types she could escape to in a book…
And then the ones that would show her another world and reality through visual form.
That girl devoured stories when she could, but alas life took its hold on her and she soon found herself pushing the pursuit of other worlds to the side, to do, you know…
But then –
One day, this big virus took over the world, forcing everyone to stay at home. Isolation was the name of the game, and if you didn’t abide by the rules, you could die.
And then the most strangest thing happened.
One day she got a message from her cable TV provider, Foxtel. And they said that since they couldn’t provide her (well really her Hubbie) with the sports they so eagerly paid for month after month due to her aforementioned Hubbie’s NBA obsession, (like I said, the virus took over the world, including the sporting arena) they would instead provide them with –
(Terms and Conditions apply, for 2 months only, *unlimited meaning the movie channels provided by us, the supplier Foxtel).
She jumped and leapt for joy, knowing these channels would save her arse on hard days and nights, and it also became an instant babysitter while she was balancing homeschooling with her sudden work from home duties.
And the girl and her family lived happily ever after, taking in all the movies they could within the expiry date…
But that’s not all.
One night they sat down to watch one from the Premiere channel, called Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
The girl was soooo excited, because she had watched it the previous year and loved it, and had been hanging to watch it with her Hubbie because she was sure that he would love it too.
So they did. They started to watch it one night in April, and then on the 28th of that month they watched the second part of that movie (they could break it down into parts because it was recorded, you see).
And even though they are still in the middle of it and haven’t reached the end, they are loving this story.
You see, the girl knows what will happen, and thinks her Hubbie will love it… meanwhile her Hubbie is concerned that fiction will imitate real-life events, and therefore thinks he might not like the end, even though he is thoroughly enjoying watching the character Cliff (Brad Pitt).
The movie hasn’t ended for them. Even when it does, it will be the beginning. Of discussion, thoughts, replaying scenes, online research…
And then the next movie will come along. And once again they will be at the start of another story…
“Once Upon a Time…”