Saturday, February 5, 2011

What To Do Next?

The Last Kiss. Not a new movie but a movie I watch here and there (or more than the average person). I'm so drawn to reality and all the consequences that come with it. A life without struggles? I mean can you imagine? How boring and so easy. I do believe during the struggles, we become a different person - a person who is more confident, a person who understands what they want and what they don't want.

In the movie, life seems to start getting complicated or should I say...confusing. Every decision seems so final.
-Jenna (great name) is living with Michael and pregnant. Untraditionally, they want to wait to get married.
-Chris and Lisa have a child together including a broken marriage.
-Izzy can't get over the love of his life.
-Kenny works at a bar and doesn't seem to want to grow up.
-Jenna's mother is searching for the passion in her marriage.

Michael seems happy but is second guessing his future. Typical. "I've been thinking about my life lately, and everything feels pretty planned out. There's no more surprises." When you look back at your life, is it the surprises that make you happy? Who told us that we belong with someone? Maybe some people are happier alone? Then why get married? Why follow society if it's not something you want? There is a choice of living life with "surprises"...go do it. Truth is, everyone wants to share their life with someone. Michael just didn't realize it. When he met Kim - it was something new, exciting...a "surprise"...a mistake. Jenna finds out and this is the part of the movie when I fall in love her character. It feels so real. She feels so much pain.

Jenna's father: Stop talking about love. Every asshole in the world says he loves somebody. It means nothing. it still doesn't mean anything. What you feel only matters to you. It's what you do to the people you say you love, that's what matters. It's the only thing that counts.
Do whatever it takes.
Michael: It's that simple?
Jenna's father: Yes, you can't fail if you don't give up.

...and he never gave up.

It's a movie about choices and honesty.

1 comment:

Emmy said...

One of my all time favorite movies...I feel in love with Zach Braff in this movie