Saturday, May 23, 2009

Benjamin Button

Now and again, a movie comes along that touches me in so many ways, it is so hard for me to put it all into words.... I have to watch it again, and again, just to get the full jist of what the movie is about FOR ME!

Benjamin Button is such that I must have seen it 4 times already.... it was such an emotional journey of a movie -- touches all sorts of aspects of life: relationships, aspirations, fate, life journeys, loss, love, death, ageing and everything else in between....

Brad Pitt chalks up another notch in his MUST SEE MOVIES.... his acting, IMHO, just gets better and better as he gets older... he brings so much emotions to his character even when not saying anything... he remains, to me, as the ultimate Hollywood actor of his generation - looks, acting chops, smarts to pick the right movies to make, and last but certainly not the least, compassion for the world he lives in...

So, instead of me going on and on about this movie (and about Brad!) - as am sure most of you have seen it by now - I will leave you with some of my FAVE PASSAGES:

*People whom we seldom meet are are the ones that give a big impression to us.

*Be whoever you want to be. There is no time limit. Stop whenever you want. You can change, most day's the same. There are no rules to this thing. We can make the best of the worst. I hope you make the best.

*Along the way you bump into people who make a dent on your life. Some people get struck by lightning. Some are born to sit by a river. Some have an ear for music. Some are artists. Some swim the English Channel. Some know buttons. Some know Shakespeare. Some are mothers. And some people can dance.

*we're meant to lose the people we love. How else would we know how important they are to us?

...and my MOST FAVE of all:
***Our lives are defined by opportunities, even the ones we miss