It’s such an incredible moment when you select a book, film, café, restaurant or song at random and have no expectations. Yet once the experience has been had, you are left with a feeling of true awe. You are surprised you genuinely enjoyed something without any premeditation involved. This is what this film has done for me. It is rare to come across something that truly makes you think about more than what it is. So many messages were given throughout this film, most importantly about the self and living in the moment. Yes, there are so many things happening around you, but it’s about living in the now, being present and appreciative of what you have and what there is to come in the future.
This entire aside, let’s knuckle down to the review part! Directed by James Ponsoldt and starring Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley, this film was based on the novel 'The Spectacular Now' by Tim Tharp. The storyline was brilliant, allowing the viewer to follow along the main character of Sutter Keely and experience what he experiences and gain insight to things along the way just like him. The cinematography was done perfectly with many close shots engaging the viewer to really get to know the characters within the film. Although the conclusion of the film and novel is quite dark and negative, I think the points highlighted throughout can be given a more positive twist. Yes Sutter accepts what he sees to be his 'true destiny', but his way of life, being in the moment, is a great reflective.
What I love about this film is that it continuously kept me on my toes, wondering how it was all going to end. I’m happy to say that how it ended was not what I expected and I’m glad. I decided to watch this film on a whim not knowing what to expect, and it ended just like that, with me having no clue what the future held, but being excited to see. Have any of you seen this film? Has there been a book, film or something else that has left you in awe or amazement at the experience? Let me know in the comments below!
Wednesday, 10 September 2014
Monday, 28 July 2014
|The seaside has become my second home due to work and I absolutely love that I have made this change to spend my time here more. It's a calming place with wonderful towns filled with great food, stores and people.|
|Over the past few months I have been updating my room and bringing in pieces that make me feel even more at home. Keep your eyes peeled for a room tour post!|