Saturday, May 01, 2010

Movie: I Love Philip Morris

This is the first gay flick that I watched and totally enjoyed. I never imagined I would be able to relate to a gay flick. Seriously!

"Love sure is a funny thing. It makes you happy. It makes you sad. It makes you do all sorts of things you'd never think you'd do before. In fact, love's the reason why I'm lying here, dying."

Best movie opening line ever. Not because it's cheesy. It's not. But it has an unexplainable impact on the audience. Most probably because it is true.

Or maybe, it's just me. Maybe it is just true to me. *wink* I didn't think I'd like it. Like I said, I was never a fan of gay flicks. And Jim Carrey gay? Seriously? HAHA. Totally absurd. But AWESOME, nonetheless. He did not only give justice to the role. He gave it substance. He gave it its existence. He brought it to reality. Ewan McGregor is one hot gay.

No I don't think he's masculine hot, okay? I think he's gay hot! I guess like a blue-eyed blonde chick for the straight guys out there. If you know what I mean. I don't patronize same sex relationships BUT I believe in love. I believe that it moves us to become people we never thought we could be. I believe in its mystery. I believe in its dangerous charms, I believe in its mess, But most of all, I believe in its truth. And no matter how much my religion would want me to deny (abhor, even) the love that this movie screams of, I can't because as an audience, I felt its sincerity. I felt like, even for a moment, it was real.

But it was not actually the gay true love that got me hooked. It was Steven's (Jim Carrey's character) lies. I believe that we are all like Steven. Or at some point we are. We do our best to fit into roles that society dictates unto us. I believe that we do our best to conform to gain the world's approval. We assume roles, no matter how difficult and no matter how far it is from our real selves, because we think it is what will make other people stay in our lives. We struggle, until we couldn't struggle anymore. Thing is, Steven is not for real. But WE are. So unlike Steven, who didn't change his messy ways- WE can. In fact, that's the beauty of being human. We love. We learn. We hurt. We learn. We cry. We learn, And then WE CHANGE. Not instantly, of course. I wouldn't say it would be any less of a struggle. BUT we can choose to change. And eventually, we will.
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