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What would you do if you had 3 weeks to live?

2012

Directed by Lorene Scafaria

Starring Steve Carell and Keira Knightley

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I think the idea of a romantic comedy set in a time when the world is just about to come to an end is brilliant. It isn’t the best film ever made and I thought it weird that they’d pair Steve and Keira up cause that’s kind of uhm, gross. But the thing is they actually worked. I had no problem seeing them together and stuff. And I never thought I’d say this but I found Steve really charming in this movie. He just had something with his brooding, sad puppy acting that allows me to find him really adorable. I know, ack, but I guess I’m entitled to my own opinion here. 

(Shout out to old school CSI: Las Vegas fans! I was so excited when I saw Will Petersen aka Gil Grissom in a cameo appearance as a trucker)

(Forgive me if you disagree but I think Steve had this Jared Leto-ish vibe going on in this scene. Totes sexay. HAHA)

Oh and check out the film’s soundtrack right here. I was like singing along to The Walker Brothers, The Beach Boys, and The Hollies. Amazing, amazing. 

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Fishy fishy.

A good friend of mine, who’s quite a world away (hola!), kept bugging me this past week to get a copy of the movie Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. First time I heard about it I was “oh hell no I ain’t wasting hours watching a documentary about freaking salmon (although I love love love salmon, especially when they’re baked)” but it turns out that the title was just sort of misleading since it was indeed, a movie. So yeah I kinda did a background check with the help of imdb and I immediately scouted for a decent copy. As soon as the arrow struck green, I watched away and boy was I not disappointed. Didn’t actually surprise me though since Ewan never never disappoints me. 

Directed by Lasse Hallstrom (2011)

I love that this film wasn’t all drama. I loved the little comedic spats between Ewan and Emily and also Kristin Scott Thomas’ role as the PM’s PR Officer. It wasn’t that dragging too despite it being almost 2 hours long. I kind of enjoyed watching it because it offered just the right balance between pain, sorrow, joy, happiness, love and all other emotions applicable to the viewer. 

(Aaaan if ever you’re reading…) Many many thanks again to you, V, for bugging me nonstop to watch this. Gracias :)

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"Sadness is easier because its surrender. I say make time to dance alone with one hand waving free."

Welcome to another movie appreciation post! But mind you this isn’t any regular movie, it’s probably my favorite one among all my favorite ones (and I happen to have lots of those). 

So what happens when you combine drama, comedy, romance, musical, Jack Kerouac with a hint of morbidity together? You get this:

If you’ve gotten this far into my post then congratulations, there’s no need for you to watch the movie anymore! Just kidding. 

The thing that I love best about this movie is its ability to make me suddenly switch from laughing to crying to laughing again. For a drama queen like me I find that difficult to do cause when I start crying, there’s no stopping but that’s how good the movie is I guess. 

Also the superb acting from Orlando Bloom and Kirsten Dunst works magic for the film. Although I must warn you that this isn’t really like a love story. It’s probably more about family and how ironic life really is. 

The most important lesson I picked up from this movie that no matter how great the fiasco/s we’ve gone through in life, it doesn’t end there. We may find it utterly embarrassing but what we can do is wallow in the moment for about 5 minutes then move one. Life’s too short to spend most of our time feeling pity for ourselves when there’s a lot more we can do out there, like dance under the trees with one hand swaying free.

P.S

Someone dies in the movie. Good day!

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