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San Francisco Stay At Home To Dinner And Three Movies

March 16, 2020,

It is a stay at home day. Come to terms with it.

Maybe stay at home week or possibly a month.

This is a sign of our modern times.

As reported at cbsnews.com, “Millions of Americans’ daily lives have already been disrupted, and millions more are about to be altered by the fast-evolving coronavirus response from local, state and federal authorities. Several of the biggest cities in the U.S. have decided to close schools, theaters, bars and restaurants except for take-out service, and the list is growing.”

Maybe you are in a situation where you have voluntarily decided to stay at home or unfortunately, due to your new work schedule and situation, are forced to. Either way, you will be spending time cocooning. Our suggestion?

Try and make the best of it.

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Try and put a positive spin on it.

While you won’t do this every day, at least once or twice, depending upon your budget, you might want to think about dinner and a movie.

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At home.

With loved ones and or healthy friends who are not coughing.

We all could use a laugh and here are two movie choices that take place in San Francisco that should tickle the giggle bone. It sure did ours.

Mrs. Doubtfire is a 1993 American comedy-drama film directed by Chris Columbus.

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Robin Williams, who also served as a co-producer, stars with Sally Field, Pierce Brosnan, Harvey Fierstein, and Robert Prosky.

It follows a recently divorced actor who dresses up as a female housekeeper to be able to interact with his children. The film addresses themes of divorce, separation, and the effect they have on a family.

The film was released in the United States on November 24, 1993.

It won the Academy Award for Best Makeup and the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. Robin Williams was awarded the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy.

To the top brass, this was probably the best part.

It grossed $441.3 million on a $25 million budget, becoming the second-highest-grossing film of 1993 worldwide.

Talk about your funny bone. The movie was placed 67th in the American Film Institute‘s “AFI’s 100 Years…100 Laughs” list and 40th on Bravo‘s “100 Funniest Movies of All Time.” The original music score was composed by Howard Shore.

Since you are going to be in all day, here is another for the afternoon.

Blue Jasmine is a 2013 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Woody Allen.

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The film tells the story of a formerly rich Manhattan socialite (Cate Blanchett) who falls on hard times and has to move into her working class sister‘s (Sally Hawkins) apartment in San Francisco.

The film received critical acclaim, particularly for Blanchett’s performance.

Doesn’t Cate always seem to give an incredible performance? Always.

Ms. Blanchett won the Academy Award for Best Actress, and Hawkins and Allen were nominated for Best Supporting Actress and Original Screenplay, respectively.

Our elegant star also won the Golden Globe Award, the SAG Award, and the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. The film was also a box office success, earning $97.5 million worldwide against a budget of $18 million.

Time for a break.

If you want to order some dinner in, there are some wonderful options in San Francisco.

HelloFresh SE is an international publicly traded meal-kit company.

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It is the largest meal-kit provider in the United States, and also has operations in Canada, Western Europe (including Germany, Switzerland and the United Kingdom), New Zealand and Australia.

It has been listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange since its IPO in November 2017.

HelloFresh’s business model is to prepare the ingredients needed for a meal, and then deliver them to customers, who must then cook the meal using recipe cards, which takes around 30–40 minutes.

It generally provides about three two-person meals a week for about $60 to $70.

It offers a choice from about 19 recipes.

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In the United States, HelloFresh offers a wine-subscription service.

In several markets, it provides “Rapid Box” meals which take only 20 minutes to prepare.

At their home hellofreshgroup.com they smile, “We aim to provide each and every household in 12 markets with the opportunity to enjoy wholesome, home-made meals with no preparing, no shopping and no hassle. Everything required for delicious meals every day is carefully planned, carefully sourced and delivered to the front door of each subscriber at the time most convenient for them.”

Sounds delicious.

You followed their instructions masterfully and now you are ready for a nighttime movie.

A classic.

San Francisco is a 1936 musicaldrama disaster film directed by Woody Van Dyke, based on the April 18, 1906, San Francisco earthquake.

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The film, which was the top-grossing movie of that year, stars Clark Gable, Jeanette MacDonald, and Spencer Tracy.

The then very popular singing of Ms. MacDonald helped make this film a hit, coming on the heels of her other 1936 blockbuster, Rose Marie.

Famous silent film directors D. W. Griffith and Erich von Stroheim worked on the film without credit. Griffith directed some of the mob scenes while von Stroheim contributed to the screenplay.

The film opens with two men in boxing gloves and trunks sparring vigorously. One knocks the other squarely down, concluding their session. Changing out of their exercise gear, the latter dons a natty suit, the former a priest’s collar.

The first man is “Blackie” Norton (Clark Gable), a saloonkeeper and gambler. He owns the Paradise Club on Pacific Street in the notorious Barbary Coast. The other is Blackie’s childhood friend, Father Tim Mullen (Spencer Tracy), a Roman Catholic priest.

The storyline goes, a Barbary Coast saloonkeeper and a Nob Hill impresario are rivals for the affections of a beautiful singer, both personally and professionally in 1906 San Francisco.

Intriguing and romantic.

Well, did you have a great day?

We certainly hope so.

Voluntarily or not, if you are going to be inside your home for some time, at least once or twice during your stay, you might as well be creative.

Having dinner delivered and snuggling up to some classic or humorous movies can make your stay at home prospects culminate as a very nice day and evening in.

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https://www.cbsnews.com/live-updates/coronavirus-updates-cases-fears-deaths-us-latest-2020-03-16/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mrs._Doubtfire

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Jasmine

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HelloFresh

https://www.hellofreshgroup.com/websites/hellofresh/English/100/investor-relations.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Francisco_(1936_film)

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