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Day 130: Sweet November

Sweet November w/ Keanu Reeves & Charlize Theron

Have you started to see a movie that you knew was bad right when it started, but you couldn’t stop because by that time you were in too deep? Yeah, that’s what it was like watching this movie.

I think I was reeled in because it said that Keanu Reeves played an advertising executive. What ad executive has 7 different channels play all day in an attempt to find inspiration? Tell me, who? I get the workaholic routine, but really? And you would let some psycho bitch come into your life that easily? If some hobo was sitting on my Benz, chilling, she would for sure get a beat down. No questions asked.

I mean the movie in theory is pretty sweet. She wanted to change his life because her’s was ending. Sweet, right? It was a bit sad that she wanted to disappear completely so he wouldn’t see her die. But still, a bit more consideration should’ve been there. He loved after all. Kind’ve selfish if you really think about it.

It was a bit painful to watch, mostly because it seemed a bit contrived with a trite script. Oh well, can’t win them all.

 

Sara: What are you doing?
Nelson Moss: Buying redemption.
Sara: Redemption’s not for sale today.

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Day 74: Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing w/ Keanu (heyy!)

Probably one of my more favorite Shakespeare plays, this version does the justice I was looking for. Of all things for me to dissect within this film, I decided to continue to beat the proverbial dead horse – a confident woman. Why is a confident woman, a woman who longs for marriage based on love, undoubtedly always be seen as aggressive or defying the status quo. Why is the status quo based largely on the ubiquitous swooning damsel? We continue to “challenge” these concepts, having the confident woman become a woman empowered with a career in tow. However, we ultimately still look to her as a single woman, giving the cold shoulder to even the slightest of come-ons. Why can’t she have both? Do we no longer idolize the woman who is jack of all trades? An appealing take on this film and play is the role of genders against social conventions. Again, these themes never change throughout time.

I love the formation of Beatrice and Benedick’s relationship. Both prideful, both defying the norms that were expected by them yet unthinkably fall in love. It’s when we put some of our pride aside that we realize the beauty in finding acceptance in someone else’s mind and heart. Continue reading

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