Sooo.. yeah. I’ve been MIA for
almost a week. The reason? I’ve been catching up on movies. In a span of 7 days I’ve watched 10 movies – 8 from the comforts of my bed, and 2 in the cinema. To justify this indulgence (that led me to ignoring other facets of my life), I decided to string up a blog post using the lessons and insights I’ve gained from doing so. See, it’s not all useless. I may not have found a new favorite movie in this selection, but at least I got a blog entry. Woot, woot!
Warning: the below post may contain spoilers (although I doubt that these are still considered spoilers since I’ve watched them way after the premiere, haha!)
Starting off with:
TWO NIGHT STAND
PLAYING IT COOL
THEY CAME TOGETHER
HITMAN AGENT 47
The trailer got me really excited for this one. Sadly, the actual movie wasn’t really interesting for me. What I learned though was outside the plot – white washing. It’s this thing in Hollywood where they cast a white person for an ethnic role. Case in point, Emma Stone as Allison Ng. Another example, Rooney Mara as Tiger Lily.
THE BEST OF ME
This line, from Tuck’s letter to Amanda (Michelle Monaghan) really got me weeping. Because, waaah. I felt like he was talking to me. This is your typical Nicholas Sparks movie, tearjerker as hell although the ending was rather predictable if you’re had your share of Nicholas Sparks. Why’d this line strike me? Because….
I’m the kind of person who’d rather be happy than sad. That means not dwelling on my hurts, and more often than not, that means shoving pain under the rug. But like Joy’s realization, it’s when you’re sad that people actually help you to be happy again. Sadness is just as valid as joy. It’s not any less of an emotion and it’s OKAY to feel it!
But really, the biggest lesson I learned is how easy it is to drop aside everything for
distraction something you shouldn’t really be doing. It’s not important but somehow, it becomes top priority not because there’s nothing else to do but because you really want to do it. So better do it instead of ignoring the urge and then going all-out. Binge eating after dieting? Chain reading after months of not holding a book? Going on unhealthy TV show marathons? Do it gradually, or else risk the downward spiral. And believe me, it’s not all that unlikely especially for someone like me, who enjoys being a hermit and vanishing from the outside world.