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Embracing the Dork Side....Because Life is Too Short to Take Yourself Too Seriously

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Why I love this movie...


I cried at the end when I saw it in the theatre when it first came out, much to the confusion of the friends I was with, who were not nearly as moved as I was...


And tonight, I caught it on cable, and again welled up, more than once...which proves it's really the script that gets me, and wasn't my hormones wreaking havoc the first time around:



"Sometimes, when we lose ourselves in fear and despair, in routine and constancy, in hopelessness and tragedy... there are Bavarian sugar cookies.

And fortunately, when there aren't any cookies, we can still find reassurance in a familiar hand on our skin...

Or a kind and loving gesture.

Or a subtle encouragement.

Or a loving embrace.

Or an offer of comfort.

Not to mention hospital gurneys...

And nose plugs...

And uneaten danish...

And soft-spoken secrets.

And Fender Stratocasters.

And maybe, the occasional piece of fiction.

And we must remember that all these things, the nuances, the anomalies, the subtleties which we assume only accessorize our days are, in fact, here for a much nobler cause.

They are here to save our lives."

Amen.


(yes, it makes more sense with the visuals, and in context, but the point is clear. in fact, i just got all teary-eyed again just reading this.)


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At 16 April, 2008 07:15, Blogger cadbury_vw said...

then i'll take it as a recommend to see - thanks

 
At 16 April, 2008 07:47, Blogger nomadshan said...

Love this movie. Thanks for posting those lines!

 
At 16 April, 2008 08:14, Blogger bg's Little Sis said...

I've wanted to see this for some time now, with your recommendation I'll make the time:) I understand the "busy" you're in to as well, hang in there! And screw seasonal allergies, I HATE THEM...DEMONS!

Lots of love,
lil'sis

 
At 17 April, 2008 03:12, Blogger The Savage said...

I have yet to see it.... Onions get me teary eyed.

 
At 17 April, 2008 10:20, Blogger Natalie said...

I love that movie so much but I wasn't 100% satisfied with the ending.

 
At 17 April, 2008 11:55, Blogger latt├ęgirl said...

That is quite beautiful, even without the context!

 
At 25 April, 2008 04:28, Blogger Anonymouse said...

I really liked this movie too! It both made me laugh and got me teary too...

 

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