Friday, December 31, 2010

lightning could strike

the first time i saw Meet Joe Black, it was on a whim. my roommate owned an edited version (none of that Rated R business for me) and i absentmindedly stuck it in one day while multi-tasking on some school project or other. i'm not always one for slow movies (exception = dances with wolves), and i often utilize such films as background entertainment.

but 30 min. into this treasure found me with my project neglected, staring mesmerized at the television screen. if you haven't seen it, this movie is magic. not magic in the gives-you-goosebumps-Narnia or makes-you-outright-cry-first-10-minutes-of-Up matter. it's just ... simple.

magic. simple. childlike. enchanting.

because you know what? sometimes peanut butter is all it takes to be happy. and sometimes fireworks make me cry a little, too. i think those are the pieces of life that matter most.

if you haven't seen this film ... you must, must watch.

spoiler alert, here's a crappy Youtube version of one of my favorite parts. never has love been so perfectly defined.

do not miss the cafe scene. mostly the part where they admit their feelings and walk away, with the best song from the soundtrack playing. simply enchanting.

speaking of that best song. it puts me in a trance. have a listen:


The Ballard Family said...

I love when movies or tv shows make me happy an remind me that not all media is evil. Yay.squ

The Ballard Family said...

typos. That's what happens.