Sunday, March 30, 2014

On taking the leap

"You can't be that kid at the top of the water slide, overthinking it. You have to go down the chute."
Tina Fey
For reasons I can't even come close to explaining, this quotation somehow reminds me of the Steve Carell movie, The Way Way Back.

Okay, perhaps it's because the movie revolves around a teenaged boy's summertime experiences at a water park in a seaside vacation community. And the the fact that the movie manages to artfully paint a picture of the worst examples of mean-spirited human behavior coupled with some of the most heartwarming examples of selflessness.

The film disappeared quickly from theatres - summertime audiences like their movies with big explosions and no plot - but it's one of those gems that manages to stick in your mind if you take the time to find it.

Either way, I'm going to heed Ms. Fey's wise advice. And I might just watch the movie again. Because water parks sorta rule.

Your turn: A movie that sticks in your mind long after you've watched it. Please discuss.

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