On Saturday night, I went with my friend, Shey, to go see the movie About Time. Let me begin by saying that the trailer does not adequately convey how incredible this movie was...
Not only was it a really great film, but I absolutely adored the story line. It was a love story, but not in the obvious way that the trailer shows. It was about so much more than just a guy and a girl. I don't want to give away too much, because everyone should seriously go see this movie, but it was wonderful.
I laughed (a TON), and I cried (a little). It was sweet without being vomit-inducing. It was sentimental without being cheesy. It made me leave the theatre with a greater appreciation for life, and the want to love fully for as long as I walk this earth. It also reminded me of how much I loved my dad, and how I wish that I was, to my older sister, the most wonderful thing in the world. It is definitely a movie that will tug on your heartstrings in the best way possible.
Here is what I walked away with after the movie:
One- I no longer care how my future husband proposes. I don't care if it's in front of everyone I know, or if it's just me and him. I don't care if there's a lot of fanfare or it's just an intimate moment between the two of us. What I care about is that the moment will be filled with love, and hope, and excitement for the future. I want to look at his face, look into his eyes and know with every fiber of my being that I want to spend the rest of my living with and loving him.
Two- Every possible moment in life should be cherished. Some things in life are just chance, chance in the way that we've got just one shot at every moment, every encounter. There are no do-overs. We have to make the most of every experience we're given, whether it's meeting a stranger on the train or getting caught in the rain without an umbrella. We have to appreciate this life while we have it and celebrate all the moments, whether good or bad, big or small.
It was an incredible movie with a great cast, an amazing screenplay, and great directing. It was one of those that made me glad that I go to the movies. It was well worth the over $9.00 that I paid to see it, and I would, in fact, pay to go see it again because it was that amazing. I don't think I've smiled so much watching a movie in a long time. It literally warmed my soul.
It reminded me of the beauty of life and the small treasures that can be found around every corner. It reminded me that some meetings will change the course of your life forever...
I needed waking up. It's about time that I open my eyes and truly see the life that I've been given. And that life, for me, is always going to be about love...
Linking up with Molly today!