Sunday, February 8, 2009

Movie Review: Benjamin Button

This week, I have been so determined to catch The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Today, my wish came true. We 'were fated' to get the tickets for this fast-selling movie from a very last minute booking. One review gave 4.5/5 credits, other mentioned it's a 8.4/10. So, it is definitely a must-catch movie. After watching this one, I have found an impasse after the crappy movies that I caught these past two weeks.

The message that this movie tries to convey is so deep. The way it pictures life, fate and love is unusual. Indeed a very beautiful mind from F. Scott Fitzgerald, the novelist.

"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."

Benjamin Button

Life has paths. People are just different and they live different paths. Best thing to do is probably just drift along.

Why we have these man and woman as our parents? Why you have these bunch of pals as your friends? Why did you visit that place not this place? How come you live in this place? Why you have to work for this boss? Why you have enemies? Why some people left you? Why you have these group of people as your colleagues? Why you only had a chance to meet a group of people for few months? Why you met some people just now, not long time ago? Why you have this day as your birthday? Why you can sing? How come you suck at numbers? And the lists go on and on.

The old saying on 'Life is all about choice' holds true but some things are just chosen for us. What is meant to be is meant to be. Some are fated, no matter how you live life. Backwards or forwards.

Every single person who ever came to our lives has brought something for us. They who love us are meaningful. Those who hate us did not drop by for nothing. They unintentionally cross our paths for many reasons. Probably some who just drop by for a short while just want to teach us some things and those who stay longer with us would keep us company so we're not lonely.

Like what Queenie says: You never know what coming for ya! We should just enjoy the companion of people who are currently with us. Enjoy the day. Be grateful for having these people around you at this moment and keep curious of what we might have tomorrow. We don't know how long we can still be together with them. We don't know if we'd ever see them again in the coming days. Just like what Elizabeth Abbott writes to Benjamin Button before she departs: It was nice meeting you. It was nice meeting anybody who has come into our lives.

Mr. Daws
once says: God keeps reminding me I'm lucky to be alive. I could not agree more. Whatever path He has chosen for us is arranged to be the best.

But then again, nothing last forever. Everything under the sky fades away. Let's just drift along.

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