Wednesday, September 10, 2014

5 TIFF Films To See in Theatres Later This Year

The city has been buzzing all week with Toronto International Film Festival activities happening all over the place. If you haven’t had the chance to catch a few of the amazing films this year or tickets sold out too quickly, don’t worry! A lot of the films hit theatres not long after the festival ends. These are a few of the flicks we’d recommend checking out once they open to the public over the next few months.

This was one of the most anticipated films to come to TIFF this year. Reese Witherspoon plays an unusual role (for her), completely stripped down as she leaves her life behind after her failed marriage and the death of her mother. She sets out on a journey to hike 1000 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail by herself. The film documents her journey along the way - who she meets, what she sees, and the obstacles she faces. The film is based on a memoir written by Cheryl Strayed - who Reese is playing in the film. Definitely one to check out when it comes to theatres on December 5th.  

The Steve Carell we all know and love is a completely different person in Foxcatcher - you might not even recognize him at first! This film is based on a true story about an Olympic wrestler named Mark Schultz. The other stars of Foxcatcher include Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, and Sienna Miller. It’s got an awesome cast and an even better storyline. Foxcatcher will hit theatres on November 28th.

This Is Where I Leave You
Nothing’s better than a crazy family dynamic style film. This Is Where I Leave You features the Foxman family, comprised of big name celebrities like Tiny Fey, Jason Bateman, and Dax Shepard. The family comes together when their father dies and the audience follows their journey through both laughter and tears. I mean, if Tina Fey is in it you know there will be more than a few laughs. People who have seen it at TIFF this year say it’s appealing to literally everyone, so when it hits theatres September 19 we’re sure it won’t be hard to find someone to go with.

The Theory of Everything
If you know how amazing Stephen Hawking is, there’s no doubt you’ll want to see this one. The Theory of Everything tells the story of Stephen and his wife Jane and their journey through life after finding out he has ALS. After being given only two years to live, he defied all odds and is still alive to this day - at the age of 72. It will tug at your heart strings but we recommend checking it out when it hits theatres November 7th.

Laggies This film has an entirely rom-com feel about it, which you’d think would be unusual for a TIFF film. It stars Keira Knightley and Chloe Grace Moretz, both of whom have a few films featured at the festival this year, in a really unlikely relationship. They form an unusually close friendship (for their ages) and thrown into the mix is some romance for the both of them. Laggies is coming to theatres on October 24th and is the perfect choice if you’re into light-hearted movies.