Okay, so I just finished a little movie called "Ordinary People"and although I can't buy it and mail it to you all...if you missed this 1980 best picture winner like i did, then do yourself a favor and go rent it. It takes some getting into, but it's worth it. However, i must warn you...you need to watch this movie with no interruptions. I watched it alone...by myself and maybe that's why i liked it so much---there were no pauses and getting up and downs' to get another glass of pop (soda for PA people, coke for SC buddies---soda pop for those of you who have yet to become human in some way) and so maybe that helped a lot. Whatever, the point is, the people in this movie (primarily the mom, dad and son) are so close to people i know (and myself at times) it was scary. The things they said didn't feel like movie conversations--they felt like past scenes from my life and severed thoughts from my memory. Parts freaked me out b/c i could tell what one person was thinking and when they said it, i was like, "I knew you would say that!" getting perhaps a little too involved I suppose. But anyway, I highly recommend it. It's ordinary, yes, but ironically it's also not ordinary...b/c of how society is---we're too content with putting on a new face and showing the world what we think it wants to see---however, in an inversely twisted sense (does this make any sense) the movie is ordinary b/c we all are like this and have been like this b/c we all are human. see it and let me know what you think. i'm just a little upset i never heard about this one from people my age. i know it's an old movie, but my generations should be more about experiencing the old along with the new, you know? okay, enough preachy talk...just see it.
Sunday Morning Thoughts
6 months ago