“Hello, my precious. Do you want the ring? No. OK then, how about 20 free tickets to a film about the bloke who invented that character? Sorted, Bilbo.”
We made some of that quote up, but if you love The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings then you have to see this film — Tolkien — that explores the formative years of the renowned author’s life as he finds friendship, courage and inspiration among a fellow group of writers and artists at school.
Their brotherhood strengthens as they grow up and weather love and loss together, including Tolkien’s tumultuous courtship of his beloved Edith Bratt, until the outbreak of the First World War which threatens to tear their fellowship apart.
All of these experiences would later inspire Tolkien to write his famous Middle-earth novels.
Here’s the trailer:
Fox Searchlight Pictures and Brits in Toronto want to send you and a friend to the Toronto advance screening of Tolkien on Monday, May 6 at 7:00 p.m. at Cineplex Varsity.
For your chance to attend, simply go to the link below to claim your pass. Passes available while supplies last — there are 10 double passes as of this posting so … GO!
Tolkien is in theatres Friday, May 10.
(Please note this is not to be confused with Lord of the Dance or Lord of the Flies.)