You couldn’t wait for high school to be over. So it came as a shock when you entered the workplace and realized it was the same crap all over again (the cliques, the cliches, the competition).
That’s life at Denver Memorial Hospital for intern Emily Owens (Mamie Gummer; she had a role on The Good Wife, but you might also recognize her as Meryl Streep’s just-as-talented daughter). All Emily wants is to impress her boss (Necar Zadegan, The Event), date her med school crush (Justin Hartley, Smallville, Passions), and maybe save a few lives. Instead she finds herself head to head with high school nemesis Cassandra (newcomer Aja Naomi King) and feeling, basically, 16 all over again.
Catch the critically acclaimed sleeper hit Emily Owens, M.D. a full week before the television premiere at an exclusive free screening — and get the gift bags, snacks, and raffle prizes (a doctor bag-style leather purse, a snuggly blue scarf like the one Emily wears on the show) that go along with it.
It all goes down at The Bristol Room at The Viceroy Hotel (1819 Ocean Avenue) on Thursday, October 4. Go at 7 p.m. for drinks and munchies; stay for the screening from 8 to 9 p.m. But you have to R.S.V.P. — otherwise you’ll be left out in the cold.
Which you always tried to avoid in high school.
Blind dating. Speed dating. Online dating. You’ve tried everything in your shameless quest to find the perfect man.
So you’ll totally relate to When in Rome. The new film stars Kristen Bell as an ambitious, relationship-challenged New Yorker who takes a whirlwind trip to Rome. There she defiantly steals coins from a fountain of love, inexplicably igniting the passion of the men who threw them in.
Her new suitors include a sausage magnate (Danny DeVito), a street magician (Jon Heder), an adoring painter (Will Arnett), and a self-admiring model (Dax Shepard). But when a charming reporter (Josh Duhamel) pursues her with equal zest, she’ll have to determine if it’s the work of the coins or the real thing.
Which is still easier than online dating.
When in Rome opens this Friday. Check local listings for showtimes.