Don’t make it about Ben. Make it about FILM and it’s importance to the world. The unique visual artistic expression, the tackling of critical socio-political issues our world faces, how film, like a great book, can lift us out of our dreary existences, connect us with our fellow humans, save our planet. THEN tell them you’ve just got to see The Grinch. 😂
The obvious solution, of course, is to take them with me! Maybe my cousin and his wife will turn out to be massive Benedict fans! And I'm sure their teenage children would love the experience, too. When I was in Italy in 2002, they were all nuts about George Clooney, but maybe their tastes have changed since then. I have faith that it will all work out!