Posts Tagged ‘Movies’

“Juno” on Love

Sunday, June 15th, 2008

OK, so I’m a little behind the times.  I don’t see movies in theaters, and watch them on DVD long after everyone else has.  Today’s treat was Juno, which was kind of like Napoleon Dynamite, but so much better.

Anyway, for posterity’s sake, I figured I’d officially record my all-time favorite movie advice about finding love:

Look, in my opinion, the best thing you can do is find a person who loves you for exactly what you are.  Good mood, bad mood, ugly, pretty, handsome, what-have-you — the right person is still gonna think the sun shines our your ass.

Don’t know that I agree, but it is hilarious and most definitely my favorite line.  Go watch the movie if you haven’t seen it.

Now for some commentary:  While the world-view of the movie is most definitely apathetic to the Christian faith, there is respect for life and for spirituality and significance.  In this expose of teenage banality, life is anything but banal.  Well done.

“Patch Adams” Christianity

Monday, May 12th, 2008

Last night I watched “Patch Adams,” with Robin Williams. Based on a true story, Hunter “Patch” Adams is a passionate doctor-in-training who eschews the cold science of doctorship and seeks to provide true, wholistic care for his patients. While I believe the relationship between the “establishment” and the “rebel” is somewhat overplayed, the clarity of the fight certainly provides good material for thought.

The dean of the medical school sets the stage with his opening remarks:

It is human nature to lie, take shortcuts, to lose your nerve, get tired, make mistakes. No rational patient would put his trust in a human being, and we’re not gonna let him! It is our mission here to rigorously and ruthlessly train the humanity out of you and make you into something better. We’re gonna make doctors out of you.

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