'OH, BABY, IT'S COLD OUTSIDE'
By Jennifer Huberdau of UPCOUNTRY MAGAZINE
Staying in this winter because it’s too cold outside? Here are movies filmed in the Berkshires and Southern Vermont you might want to watch.
“Daddy’s Home 2,” a 2017 holiday sequel to the popular “Daddy’s Home,” features Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Mel Gibson and John Lithgow. The four men decide to take Ferrell’s stepchildren and Wahlberg’s children on vacation at a luxury resort where chaotic adventures take place. The movie was partially filmed at Ski Butternut in Great Barrington, Mass.
If you aren’t able to catch it in the theater, it should be hitting on-demand and other streaming services soon.
Although “The Cider House Rules” — a 1999 film starring Toby McGuire, Charlize Theron and Michael Caine — is set in Maine, most of the film was shot elsewhere. Based on the book of the same name by John Irving, the movie follows the exploits of the orphan Homer Wells (McGuire). Perhaps the most obvious local connection is Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum in Lenox, Mass., which lent its exterior to the film for its orphanage. Other scenes were shot at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington, Mass., Scott Farm Apple Orchard in Brattleboro, Vt., and at the train station in Bellows Falls, Vt.
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