I’m not a movie junkie. I may have been once? But nowadays or for the pastadays, I’ve been more about taking care of life than enjoying life. It comes with motherhood, I guess.
Anyway, I’ve had a hard time sleeping lately with the bug du jour and found myself surfing the movie titles on Netflix’s instant view options. I happened across a great one that got my attention. The Majestic, with Jim Carey. Hmm. Looked interesting enough. I like Jim Carey just fine, too. I must’ve missed this one when it came out around Veezer’s birthdate. So I watch it.
It was not your usual JC fare. No loose lip displays, no dumbass idiocies. Nope. This was serious life in this here movie. And I loved every scene, every filmed minute. It’s a beautiful movie, a moving story. It’s a boy-meets-girl and it has a happy ending, too. My favorite! And I should know. I’ve watched it three times in three days. And it’s loooong! Like pushing 3 hours long.
So back in my movie junkie days (BC—before children), I loved old movies and popcorn. I still try to watch It’s a Wonderful Life every year at Christmastime. “What is it you want, Mary? What do you want? You want the moon? Just say the word and I'll throw a lasso around it and pull it down. Hey. That's a pretty good idea. I'll give you the moon, Mary.” Aww…melts my pea-pickin’ heart every time!
Mr. Smith goes to Washington is another favorite. Love me some Jimmy Stewart! Yes I do. But this Jim Carey title, The Majestic, it has a similar something-or-other about it as Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. It’s that passion, that drive to make a change and to actually accomplish it. In The Majestic, it’s the point of realizing each of us has a duty, an obligation, and a payment for the freedoms we enjoy. There ain’t nothin’ for free sugar, not even freedom.
I love this kind of profound visual example in the movies. The great principles of life set to music and action, right there in our face to see the reality and grandeur of it all. Well and there’re those famous lip movements, too! All-righty then!
Are you a movie junkie? What are your favorites, past or present? Can you move your lips like Jim Carey? Would you do it in front of a camera for all the world to see? : D