I had the pleasure of attending the Red Carpet Premiere of ‘Finding You’ at the Franklin Theatre in Franklin, TN.
The movie stars Franklin, TN native, Rose Reid. It was a family affair from the moment we arrived. Rose soaked up the Red Carpet showing up to dazzle us all.
As more and more people showed up, the theme for the night was the feeling of finally being somewhat back to normal. After the year that we had with so much uncertainty, on this night, it was a sense of normalcy that we hadn’t felt in a long time.
As we entered the Franklin Theater, we were entertained by the super talented Southern Irish Dance Troupe. The kids that performed were fantastic! They put on one heck of a show.
Roadside Attraction, the producer and director Brian Baugh said a few words as they presented the movie.
Onto the film, after bombing a violin audition, Finley needs a change of scenario. She follows in the path of her brother’s footsteps and studies abroad. As she is on her flight to Ireland, she gets bumped up to first-class and sits next to Beckett Rush, a worldwide movie star trying to stay low-key about his presence on the flight.
The first thing that jumps out in this meeting was the chemistry shared by Rose Reid and Jedidiah Goodacre. Throughout the movie, their love/hate relationship shines through some of the issues with the film. My biggest problem with the movie was the subplots, and there were too many of them. Once we reach the end, it felt so rushed trying to close out all of them.
One of the biggest things I credit Director Brian Baugh (and the producers) was filming this in Ireland. The authentic feel of being abroad was felt, and because of them using the local atmosphere, it enriched the story and the journey.
When we met Emma and her family, who Finley was going to stay with while she was in Ireland, I knew we were in for a treat. Saoirse-Monica Jackson stole the show for me, whether it was Emma’s infatuation with Beckett Rush or her quirky sense of humor that lit up the screen. The entire family was funny, but Saoirse won over my heart by stealing every scene she was in.
Finley and Beckett’s journey is within the typical realm of romantic comedies, the ups, the downs, and all in-between, but Jedidiah and Rose both make it feel slightly different. Jedidiah has this presence about him that can’t be taught. He oozes this charisma and charm, and it wouldn’t surprise me if he breaks out in a big way over the next few years. Rose showcases her ability to adapt to what is in front of her and run with it. What stood out the most was she looked like she was having the time of her life.
As I mentioned earlier, the final stretch was a bit rough because it was tying up so many loose ends, but Finding You charms its way into your hearts with an emotional ending that leaves you with a smile.