I did see that film a few times. The first time in Los Angeles with the director and cast, since you are a fan of the film. The younger members of the cast were pretty much playing themselves and after the screening they acted pretty much like those football fans they have in England and Europe. Talk about a film about the dark side; although presented in a casual, amused and upbeat way in the hands of Mr. Richie. This presents a question: can the dark side be lightened and remain dark? I suggest in modern society we spend a good deal of time lightening the darkness and sometimes believe we have done so permanently. Returning to this photo, at least we know those birthday candles signify the light in their lives.
Indeed I am, my dear!!! Our family growing up was pretty big, and my grandparents (I lived with them and my mom ) were the "glue" that kept the family together ... Our gatherings were just like those! ... Now they're just an arsenal of good memories that I'll treasure in my heart forever!!!
This photograph was made at another person's birthday party - - the man in the shirt with the loud print. I went to this party and didn't even know it was a birthday celebration at all since it was on New Year's day and some friends just asked us to stop by.