Thursday, October 16, 2008

Pursuit of Happyness

This is a typical feel-good movie, but the most appealing part of the movie is the fact that it is based on a true life story.
Cliched as it may sound, for me the take-away from the movie is the dialogue between Will Smith and his son, when they are playing basket ball. Will Smith at first discourages his son from pursuing basket ball. However, he realizes his mistake soon afterwards and asks his son NEVER to listen to people when they tell you something cannot be done - because people cant do things and hence they tell others it cannot be done.
So true - never let people judge you. Trust yourself, give life your best shot, and wait for things to fall into the right place :)

Monday, October 13, 2008

Cinema Paradiso

A classic! About growing up, growing old, and never growing out of your first love :)
Hilarious, touching, nostalgia evoking at the same time.
[spoiler ahead]
For me the most amazing part of the film was the revelation that Alfredo did not tell Toto about Elena's visit before she left.
Sometimes we make choices for our loved ones, thinking we know what they want better than they do...
But then, isn't finding out what you want, and then pursuing it the best feeling ever?

Its funny how you can make choices for your loved ones with utmost conviction at times, and fail to make even the trivial-most of choices for yourself :)

Back to the main topic - this movie is a must-watch! (make sure you watch the longer 170 mins version, not the shorter 120 mins one)