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Past Thoughts

Tuesday, 7 December 2010


This fucking life... oh, it's so fucking hard. So long. Life ain't short, it's long. It's long, goddamn it.

My favourite scene from this movie and quite possibly my favourite scene off a movie ever, nah I'm kidding, there's still Atonement's Dunkirk evacuation.

I saw Magnolia on tv the other night and I am obsessing over it right now. Even if the whole thing was censored to the teeth.. It begins with 3 stories, the hanging of 3 men , a scuba diver and a suicide turn homicide. Events that were only a matter of chance, so bizarre that we can dismiss them because we saw them in a movie but truth be told, these things happen.

The main story is actually about a bunch of people: a man dying of cancer who left his ex-wife and son a long time ago, a son who now lives with the philosophy 'tame the cunt, respect the cock', his current wife who was first only in it for the money and his caretaker who is determined to find that estranged son of his. And of another man dying of cancer, also estranged from his daughter who is now a junkie and a mess, and his loving wife who sits at home waiting for him to come home from 'what do kids know?' a gameshow that he hosts, a current participant on the show who has one of those show fathers, a former participant on the show who grew up, got struck by lightning and is not as bright as he used to be and an awkward cop who falls in love with the estranged daughter of the second dying man.

I think this is one of those movies that even if you know the ending, you still can watch it over and over again. Because it's not a thriller, or a mystery, it's just a story about the lives of different people and how they are intertwined in a small city in LA neatly wrapped in Aimee Mann's songs. I mean it can get pretty bleak, it's no fairytale but there are funny bits in the movie, mostly ones with Jim the cop. The acting was phenomenal! I'm not a fan of Tom Cruise but even he pulled his own weight here, but what really caught my attention was Jason Robards (Earl)'s performance and he was in bed the whole time.

Seriously though... what a movie!

Julianne Moore seems to be everywhere lately for me, ever since she was on 30 Rock a few weeks ago.. who is she, Jude Law circa 2005? Oh that was below the belt, I'm sorry..

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