The first movie for Ster-Kinekor‘s ladies’ nights captured real life for most women.
The first Girls’ Getaway event organised by Ster-Kinekor was a lovely success at Brooklyn Mall, Pretoria, held on April 24.The ladies started arriving from 7pm, eager for their goodies and to catch up with their friends. Although the movie house was not as full as anticipated, everyone seemed to laugh at the quirky moments of “This is 40,” which explores the characters of Debbie and Pete (from the prequel, Knocked Up).
The movie explores issues close to women’s hearts: tough teenage children, apathetic husbands, a waning sex-life, temptations of all sorts and the courage of even an unexpected pregnancy (without saying too much).
Audience member Desré Barnard (27) said:
“I love how real the movie is. It explores issues that I’m bound to go through in the next ten years. Of course the swearing and sex scenes may not appeal to the older viewers in the audience. The happy ending trend is past now… As this film captures.”
The lucky draw of hampers was by far the highlight of the evening. The orthopedic pillow winner shouted: “I’ve been craving one like this for so long!” The lucky winner of the Lentheric perfume hamper is a single mom, who has been eager to spoil herself, while the lady who won the movie merchandise hamper happened to be a movie connoisseur. The Pentravel hamper winner was congratulated by her 6-women entourage. “She brought us all here! She deserves it!” said her colleague, after the show.
Some of the wonderful women who attended ladies’ night at Brooklyn Mall’s Ster-Kinekor. PHOTO: Desré Barnard
Everyone is looking forward to the next event on May 22.
“We are going to dress up for The Great Gatsby
!” said a group of former Pretoria High School for Girls pupils, “We are ready to spread this wonderful girl-time and me-time to our friends.”
A big thank you to Ster-Kinekor from all those who attended.