Aug 6, 2009

The Secret Life of Bees

This is probably one of the best movies I have seen in a while. It is touching, it is heartfelt, it'll make you angry, laugh, cry, and will probably make you want to curl up in a ball and thank God for the wonderful life you've lived.

I think the last time I noted a film on here, it was 'Stranger than Fiction', or maybe 'The Holiday'. This film is nothing like either of those. It ranks up with a film such as 'The Notebook', or 'The Boy in the Striped Pajamas'.

You see all sides of human suffering, joy, desires, and ultimately love in this film. It's not just the jerking nature of the movie that gets you, but also the stellar cast. Queen Latifah, Alicia Keys, Dakota Fanning, Jen Hudson, and Sophie Okonedo (all can be seen in the photo), make you want to laugh, and cry, and sometimes kick them in the head (which, any good performance should do, anyways). A must see.

Worked all day. It was nothing exciting, except insanely busy. And it seemed to be a day where classmates from high school all wanted lunch or dinner at the BK Lounge. I'm always entertained when they don't remember who I am, but yet I remember them. Don't worry, they'll be immortalized in literature, and then they'll remember. Perhaps I should come up with a pen name.

On another completely unrelated note, I managaed to finish the fifth book in the Hitchhiker's Guide trilogy (don't blink, you read that correctly) in 4ish unconsecutive hours yesterday. 'Mostly Harmless' didn't fail to disappoint, and I still hail Douglas Adams a genuis. Nearly as genius as Joseph Heller (Please, EVERYONE, read 'Portrait of the Artist as an Old Man).

MCC: 71

Word of the Day: Melancholy

Quote of the Day: "The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation." Henry Thoreau

1 comment:

Deborah said...

I haven't seen that one yet... oh well the snow will be flying before we know it.

I have to add those books to my to-read-sometime- in-the-hopefully-not-too-distant future list. Unfortunately the list seems to be growing faster than I can get through it.