Adam Sandler and Jennifer Garner fête the debut of Men, Women & Children at Montecito on Adelaide West

Adam Sandler and Jennifer Garner fête the debut of Men, Women & Children at Montecito on Adelaide West

(Images: David Ferrari) (Images: David Ferrari)
 

The after-party for Men, Women and Children, sponsored by Las Vegas (yes, the city itself), proved an interesting one—not only because of the stars inside, but also because of the slice of life we got to witness while walking west along Adelaide toward Montecito in the Entertainment District on Saturday night. It’s easy to forget that the city still exists during TIFF, so watching club kids angle to get into bars was a fun excursion down memory lane. (The most salient takeaway: Tinder has most certainly not killed the dating scene in this city.) But back to the party! Outside, fans waited anxiously for teen star Ansel Elgort to appear. Inside, Jennifer Garner chatted animatedly to friends (she seemed like she’d be a great dinner companion—leaning in for conversation, laughing at jokes and sipping on a glass of red). Kevin Costner, who was not involved with the film, popped by after the Black and White party at West Bar and held court in another part of the huge space, co-owned by director Jason Reitman’s dad Ivan. Though Adam Sandler ended his night early, bidding “Shabbat Shalom!” to his waiting fans, the party kept on going; just as we were leaving, Paul Haggis and Madeleine Stowe jumped out of an SUV and sailed into the bash.