My friend and I had tickets to the screening in Westwood last night. We were running late and got to the theatre right as the movie was starting. There was a line going all the way down the block that I initially thought was the line to get into the theatre, but we soon saw that the line led to a candy shop a few buildings up. There was clearly some sort of celebrity meet and greet going on and all of the parking lots on the block were full. We ended driving around for 20 minutes and finally found a spot about four blocks away. My friend gets out of the car and starts running, so I start running after her. People are shooting me some seriously weird looks as I probably appeared to be chasing my frantic friend down the sidewalk and I'm sure everyone was surprised to see us go into the movie theatre rather than get in the massive candy store line. Ended up missing the first 15 minutes or so of the movie - walked in to James Shaving his beard so hopefully I didn't miss too much. Today I googled the event at the candy store and apparently Snooki from Jersey Shore was there promoting her new cherry soda. Most of the people who witnessed my four block sprint to the theatre probably assumed I was either a rapist or a huge Jersey Shore fan (I prefer the former.)
Overall the movie was good. I enjoyed all of the live footage but found most of the backstage stuff and interviews (with a few exceptions) to be kind of disappointing. Murphy just never seems comfortable in those types of situations and this particular director(s) seemed to make it worse. Couldn't help but feel a twinge of remorse for not flying to New York to see the show in person.