The Game (1997) Reason to watch: Michael Douglas is reach as always but his birthday party is handled by the wrong agency.
Michael Douglas plays Nicholas Van Orton, the kind of character he does so well – the super-rich and arrogant type, who considers most people beneath him. Then, one year, he’s given a “Life changing experience” as a birthday gift from his brother. But the party, organized by CRS (Consumer Recreation Services), doesn’t– to put it mildly – go well. If something can go wrong, it does.
The brilliance of it all is that everything is set up on purpose with perfect timing, great support from suppliers and immaculate management from the venues.
The action starts when Nicholas arrives home – only to find himself immersed in a 24-hour long sequence of events which includes being buried alive in a cemetery in Mexico, losing all his assets, shooting his own brother, and jumping of a high roof – only to land (naturally) on an airbag in a gorgeous ballroom full of his friends.
(I’m sure the CRS had a full ready Memorial Service next door in case Nicholas heart condition was a bit more sensitive)
We could see an excellent catering, entertainment and florist work put for the party.
The most important part is the time for the preparation of this event which is 12 hours.
It would be good to know which event software CRS use.
2. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) Reason to watch: If the Health and Safety is neglected, being a magician doesn’t help much.
This movie is on the 2nd spot because the whole plot is about the two most epic events which happened in the UK :
We were all a bit surprised there were now reviews on Event Managers Blog and in Events Magazine.
So the Hogwarts Events and their Managing Director Professor Dumbledore (@NotGandalf – his Snapchat) himself are organizing a three stage tournament for teenagers. Brave teenagers. The waiver they’ve signed clearly states that there is a risk of death….slow…painful death. However, the Gringotts Insurance Company assures everyone they have a great Public Liability coverage.
A great network of suppliers:
-Events Legend Hire, how may I help?
-Hi, do you have Dragons?
-Real or animatronics?
-Yes, sure! What’s the delivery address?
Use of most advanced special effects during the Yule Ball.
Great designers and florist in setting the giant hedge maze
Smart Social Media promotion through influencers like Hermione Granger.
Important lesson though is that doesn’t matter how big and how many years of experience your events agency has never underestimate the importance of Health and Safety regulations in Hedge Mazes. Always block the teleport options when the venue on the other side is a creepy cemetery.
3.Wedding Planner (2001) /Hangover (2009) Reasons to watch: In these two we’ve got a whole…16 minutes of relevant…information.
Actually the first 15 minutes of the Wedding Planner really exemplifies a wedding organizer rockstar – Mary (Jenifer Lopes). She not only keeps everything under control, but very calm and efficiently resolves the upcoming minor issues.
Also she does two sales pitches: one for becoming a partner and second to the potential clients on theirs daughter’s dream wedding day. Thus, this wedding cheesy romantic picture actually shows a lot more of the inside of the business then the others.
Now you can turn it off, or see how Matthew McConaughey ruins weddings instead of browsing the black holes.
Finally you can switch to the one relevant minute of the Hangover which summarizes all tricks and tips of how NOT to throw a bachelor party if the client’s brief highlights The Groom and his friends should survive.
On the other hand, you’ve got to admire the “can-do/we’ll figure it out “ approach of Phil (Bradley Cooper), which is an object lesson in how to handle totally unexpected situations.
We hope those great films will brighten up some of your free time over the weekend. By ‘free time’, of course, we mean during your lunch break, as you’re at some event anyway.