Wednesday, June 11, 2014

a little infinity


there are no words to properly describe my feelings for The Fault in Our Stars. I knew I was going to love it. the second I finished the book and was able to think straight, I knew it would be everything. and it was. everything and more.

my mom and I had both read the book. me before her, and I promised her she would love it. I think she did, and she finished it within days just like I did. there's something pretty cool when you have something like that to share with your mom or dad. we went to see the movie Friday, and all last week, that was all I could think about.

we got into an earlier showing than we thought we could, and we sat down and the movie started within minutes. hazel grace {played by Shailene Woodley -- she killed it. she is Hazel Grace} and augustus waters are by far two of my favorite characters in a novel, and on screen. they were perfection, and I wish I could tell them that in person. it was a movie about cancer, without it being about cancer. it was the love story between two beautiful souls you can't help but fall in love with. it's an honest story about the relationship between parents and their children who are dying from this awful disease.

I came out feeling humbled, thankful, sad, hopeful, and so connected to these characters. I literally, and I am not kidding, have not been able to stop thinking about it. I want to see it again. I was happy to share the moment seeing the movie with my mom. it was so special.

the one thing I was so mad about was the group sitting in front of us and next to us. it was the group of women and their daughters. the moms sat next to us, and the daughters in front of us. they were no older than twelve and there were six of them. they laughed through the entire movie. the sad parts, the gut wrenching painful parts {uhm, hello, Gus, AKA Ansel Elgort, screaming and crying out of pain and frustration at the end of the movie} and the beautiful and emotional moments between the two characters. even when the death came...they laughed. I wanted to scream. I wanted to get up, pull up my sleeve and show them the scars across my shoulder and neck and show them there is nothing funny about cancer. no matter what kind. they didn't ruin it, but gosh, parents...don't bring your KIDS to a movie so emotionally heavy if they are not mature enough for it. and secondly, if you, women in your 30's and 40's, aren't mature enough for it, I recommend seeing the latest How I Met Your Dragon...it's probably more your speed.

sorry. rant over. it was just so disrespectful to the time these people put into this movie and all of the emotions they brought to the screen.

please, go see it.  bring some tissues...a loved one...and have plans for something happy after. it's worth the tears. it will teach something about life:
be thankful for your little infinity.

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