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A few weeks ago I got an email saying that tickets for the Veronica Mars movie were available, and that there would only be one showing in Saskatoon. You better believe I purchased a ticket right away. Well, I bought two, assuming that I’d be able to find someone to go with, but then I learned that everyone I know is apparently busy on Thursday nights, including my husband, and they’re all in the same place. So I went by myself, which apparently I tend to do for fandom-type movies.

I’m completely ok with going to movies by myself. I’ve done it a couple times when I’ve needed a break from life and a couple times when I wanted to see a movie no one else wanted to see.


I walked into the already-full theatre and scanned the place for an empty seat. I found one, asked the lady beside it if it was taken, and sat myself down. She started talking to me, as did the people in front of us. I don’t know their names, but we’re BFFs now. We talked about all three seasons, who our favourite characters were, what episodes were the best one, etc. It was all magical and stuff. I admitted that I’d already seen the movie on iTunes, but promised not to give away any spoilers.

The thing I love about movies that are basically sequels to cancelled-too-soon TV series is that the writers give the fans what they want. This movie was brilliant like that. It had inside jokes, it had favourite minor characters, it had sad moments that made me sad, it tied up loose ends. Firefly’s Serenity did the same thing, though I’m still mad at Joss Whedon for killing Wash.

I left the theatre on a high and ran to my car because it was dark and I’m afraid of the dark. I blame Tom and all those scary movies he made me watch while freaking the tar out of me during tense scenes. As soon as I pulled out onto the street, I noticed something flapping on the wiper blade. A parking ticket. Because OF COURSE. I’d paid in advance for parking, but apparently I hadn’t estimated the time properly.


I didn’t stop to take it off. It seemed to be pretty secure where it was. When I got home and compared my paystub to the ticket, there was a five minute discrepancy. I paid up till 8:47. I got the ticket at 8:52. Jerks. And no, that’s not my van. It’s my mother-in-law’s car. But don’t worry, Sue. I paid the ticket already. It was a lot more expensive than the 50 cents it would have taken to increase my time by 15 minutes. I miss small-town free parking.

If you’ve seen the movie, what were your favourite parts? Favourite line(s)? Was there anything you didn’t like?

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  • Hannah Elich Friday, March 21, 2014, 9:19 am

    This is the best. I bought it on iTunes because there were zero showings in my area. My boss and I practically scheduled a meeting to discuss the perfection of this film. You should definitely put a hold on the Rob Thomas penned, follow up novel, Thousand Dollar Tan Line. It’s my most anticipated post-school read.

    • Jen Wilson Friday, March 21, 2014, 9:28 am

      I saw that when I bought the movie on iTunes! I will definitely read it. And you’re right, the film was perfection. :)

  • Alexia Vedoy Sunday, March 23, 2014, 11:39 am

    hi, very interesting your post, I really liked your blog!

  • Jennifer Glen Sunday, March 23, 2014, 9:54 pm

    Totally have a similar sad parking story in S’toon when seeing a movie downtown! Craig and I parked in one of those pay parking lots and we either didn’t have another loonie or I was too cheap to give it another one and we figured it would be enough…I can’t remember. But I do remember that the ticket we got from not spending that loonie or twonie, or whatever it was, was definitely more expensive and highly regrettable!

    • Jen Wilson Monday, March 24, 2014, 10:32 am

      Exactly. *sigh*

  • palinode Monday, March 24, 2014, 7:35 am

    The expression on Keith Mars’ face when he sees Veronica for the first time. Hands down, the best moment in the film.

    • Jen Wilson Monday, March 24, 2014, 10:33 am

      Yes! I love Keith. Best TV dad ever.