Watching a movie is reading a book in a much more passive way. You can quote me. 🙂
Many stories are based on reality. Often, a movie, at least movies I prefer to watch, is simply an exaggerated version of a portion of someone’s life. Mine mostly. 🙂 Right now, ‘Shall We Dance’, cannot be more appropriate.
In a scene with the private detective (Devine), Susan Sarandon’s character, Beverly Clark, said:
“We need a witness to our lives. There’s a billion people on the planet. I mean, what does any one life really mean? But in a marriage, you’re promising to care about everything. The good things, the bad things, the terrible things, the mundane things. All of it, all of the time, every day. You’re saying ‘Your life will not go unnoticed because I will notice it. Your life will not go un-witnessed because I will be your witness’.”
Devine commented that Beverly was romantic after all.
To quote Colin Firth’s Mamma Mia character (or was it Pierce Brosnan’s): “My sentiment exactly!”
In another scene, Richard Gere’s character, John Clark, said to his wife, Beverly:
“The one thing I am proudest of in my whole life, is that you’re happy with me. If I couldn’t… if I couldn’t tell you that I was unhappy sometimes, it’s because I didn’t want to risk hurting the one person I treasure most. I’m so sorry.”
Again, “My sentiment exactly!”
There is nothing wrong with wanting to be happier. We don’t have to apologize for it.