The essence of childhood, of course, is play, which my friends and I did endlessly on streets that we reluctantly shared with traffic." -Bill Cosby
I just finished watching Adam Sandler's movie, "Click". Usually I'm not a big fan of his work, but some of his movies such as "50 First Dates" and "Just go with it" have still found themselves on my shelf. Although "Click" does still contain some of the 'stupid humor' you would find in 'Billy Madison', 'Happy Gilmore', or 'Mr. Deeds', I still found myself in tears by the end of it from the really emotional content you come across at the end of the movie.
I was interested to see how other people rated the movie. On IMDb as well as Rotten Tomatoes, Click resided close to the middle of the rating scale. Many people were going into the movie expecting a comedy (and it was being advertised as one as you can see in the trailer below). If you were looking at it based on its comedy basis, you would be very disappointed. Instead, the movie is sort of like a reversed version of "It's a Wonderful Life" (a personal favorite of mine). Some aspects of the movie are very different than Adam Sandler's 'go to' themes. It has a strong message about holding onto family values, not taking childhood for granted, as well as being in the moment and not trying to get to the end. Maybe I'm just a sucker for "feel good" movies, but I really enjoyed it!
It's really amazing how fast things are moving around here. As I was cleaning out my bedroom back home and going through old toys, it was hard not to consider how fast our childhood moments really fly by! It feels like yesterday that I was in Florida playing on the swing set my dad built me, and now I'm the director of a residential department! Maybe it is just because I just watched a movie about family values, but it really got me thinking how often I tell my parents how much they really mean to me. I know that I won't have them around forever and that really scares me. I feel like there is so much more I can learn from them and so many more times I should tell them how much I love them. I know it has only been a few weeks since I've seen them, but I am looking forward to seeing the whole family this upcoming week when I'm running home for a dentist appointment. I know as time goes on, there is going to be less of a home to go home to and I will have more of my own life to be surrounded around, but it is a difficult transition. I see the same sadness and even fear in the eyes of the parents during orientation. I really wish there were more of the students who realized what they have for the next few months before school starts as well. It will only be tomorrow when they'll be crossing the stage for graduation and becoming something great in life! Just remember to look up into the stands and smile as you remember the support you have received from family and friends along the way. Never fast forward through these moments!
Question Time: If you could fast-forward through any part of your life, would you? What parts? On days like today where I ran a couple of errands, but mainly just straightened up the room and didn't do much else, I feel like I would love to fast-forward through the dull and boring moments, but these moments are the times which make the exciting times all the more enjoyable! Never take a minute for granted! You never know when it will be your last!
About the Video: I feel like I've already talked enough about the video, but with everything at our finger tips and 'just being a click away', remember to not have this desensitize you from feeling emotions and really living each day to the fullest. I'm going to end it there because I've been floating in 'fortune cookie' mode a bit too long for my liking, but when you get a chance, give this movie a shot. I'm interested to see what you think. Goodnight all :)