Okay, so I'm going to be the first to admit that this is not something I probably actively sought out on my own. I had heard about it and thought it was interesting (in the hmph neat and now I am moving on with my life kind of way) and really I had only heard about it because I have a tendency to leave my TV on the Rogers preview channel as I never actually watch anything on cable when it is on. (I love my PVR!)
Point of the story is that when my friend asked me if I wanted to go see it I said sure why not (instead of you jerk how dare you go see Spiderman without me!) and I am glad I did.
The movie playing at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto (which I had never been to before) so it was a nice little adventure out for the afternoon right off the bat. And I love a good adventure. The movie itself was brilliant. I was stunned at the range of emotions that I went through over the course of the film.
I highly recommend seeing this to everyone, the story is brilliant, the acting is amazing and there are some awesome quotes. Plus how can you not love a film about a little girl named 'Hushpuppy'?