‘Gimme Shelter” Movie Review

Last week, I was lucky enough to attend a screening of ‘Gimme Shelter’ starring Vanessa Hudgens. I have two words for you…Must See. This movie was everything that I love – emotional, dramatic, a tearjerker and one to definitely pull at your heartstrings. Plus, I love seeing actors take on new and ground breaking roles. Vanessa was amazing and it was great to see her pay something completely different than her Disney and Spring Breakers roles. 

About the Film
Based on the inspiring true events, GIMME SHELTER centers on the courageous story of Agnes “Apple” Bailey (Vanessa Hudgens) and her incredible path to motherhood as a pregnant, homeless teenager.  Forced to flee her abusive mother (Rosario Dawson), and turned away by her Wall Street father (Brendan Fraser), Apple finds herself on a desperate and isolated journey of survival.  In the depths of despair, she meets a compassionate stranger (James Earl Jones), who ultimately leads her to salvation and unprecedented support in a suburban shelter for homeless teenagers. With gained confidence, and the warmth of her new home, Apple breaks from her inhibiting past, embracing the future with clarity and hope. 
Hudgens’ immersed herself in the character and delivers a transformative and stunning performance.  To prepare, she lived for weeks in pregnancy shelters, interacting with the young, homeless mothers who also appear in the film, completely altering her appearance unrecognizable.  
(*adapted from the production notes) 

For more info on the film, check out some of thelinks below:

Film Website: www.GimmeShelterTheMovie.com
Facebook: www.Facebook.com/GimmeShelter
Twitter: www.Twitter.com/GimmeShelter (@GimmeShelter)
Tumblr: www.GimmeShelterMovie.Tumblr.com

And yes, Erin and I HAD To get in some yummy movie snacks 🙂
Gimme Shelter is now in theaters so make sure you go check it out!