a closer hug

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If you believe in love at first sight… take a closer look

went to school to have a group report work, but they never came (f#*&*!g bastards) at least a nearby mall was within reach, thought i’d watch CLOSER. spare me from being a little lagging behind these films. it was shown months before in another mall but i never got to see it. now that it was rescheduled (so i’ve heard), i sat for a 1 hour and 45 minute flick. didn’t realize i was paying double the price since the last time i went to a theater.

i like it though the dialogue was too much, saved me from searching for a lot of action. expressed how love changes when a you’re in a situation that you think doesn’t actually happen in movies. the darker side of infidelity was shown and how vocal people can be with how they feel towards each other which is a good thing (for me). anyone who strongly believes that “some things are better left unsaid” should watch this movie; hehe. it depicted the consequences of loving or to be clearer, making out with someone. how frustrating hearing or saying that three-worded phrase can be and proving it too.

what triggered me to watch it was aside from the reviews of how different this movie is to the typical romcoms (romantic comedies), i wanted to see natalie portman. now ladies don’t look at me in disgust. not that i didn’t want to see some flesh (but that’s not the main reason either). i kinda developed a fixation to this actress; nothing obsessive. just simply, i like her. i don’t think either that it’s a romantic comedy or a romantic movie for that matter. unless you think that talking about where they “did” it, or how “sweeter” her other lover was, is your idea of a funny joke. nevertheless i liked the way the movie was introduced and ended, people walking on a busy alley.

i dunno, it’s something about people walking that i find interesting, especially in a densely populated place, for instance new york; where people just mind their own business and not give a damn whatsoever. i don’t think it’s weird. call it a form of art or what. it’s the same as the appreciation towards sunsets, autumn, ripples or a drop of water falling from a leaf of a tree.

the best thing i guess is how real and desperate people react to the truth. no extra words of comfort to further make it more enticing. just plain realism and brief but long conversations. no other diversions that will lead to an ideal conclusion from the emotions of the parties involved. no further use of adjectives to describe their feelings, all direct to the point.

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on another side, saw a video from Dave Matthews Band entitled Everyday. what got me thinkingImage hosted by Photobucket.com was the concept of a fat guy in an orange shirt, complete with doofus glasses and a cap trying to hug every person that he would encounter in the course of his day. i dunno when the video was shot or got premiered, but it was the first time i saw that clip, so pardon me for being a little ignoramus.

anyway, at first, a lot of people thought of the guy as a jerk for coming up to people and asking if he could hug them then and there. he got some mixed responses and a lot of sneer from the people passing by. of course, in our day and age, who would dare to think otherwise, especially to a stranger? but sooner, he got more than what he asked for when a first victim (let meImage hosted by Photobucket.com call it that way) returned his hug. after a few more, word got out of this unusual escapade of his. and soon, people were welcoming him and hugging him even when he didn’t initiate it.

now what’s so amusing about that? like i said, it’s nice to have some inspirational forms of act these days. a hug is a hug. it is a form of acceptance and comfort. we may never know the reason behind that act from a person. but sometimes, we can try to reciprocate without any strange reactions and just conform so to the least, the dependent is consoled. made me remember about a brother‘s” entry about hugging. not that i ever need one right now. not that i don’t want one either.


a reader left…
Thursday, 28 April 2005 1:48 pm
really? its that interesting? me wanna watch…


Shawty left…
Friday, 29 April 2005 12:01 am
you need 4 hugs a day to survive…

i want to watch closer too. i noticed julia roberts always gets to be a photographer on her movies..

amia left…
Friday, 29 April 2005 9:00 pm
i didnt finish the movie. for some reason, i feel so depressed whenever i even hear the title. but i like it coz of the dialogue and how real it felt like. but the whole concept was just too much for me. maybe one day ill get to watch it completely.

nicole left…
Saturday, 30 April 2005 5:02 am
argh jude laaaw! lol you just made my day. i love that video from dave matthews makes me want to run around and hug people 😀

take care!

a reader left…
Sunday, 1 May 2005 2:43 am
i didnt like the movie so much.. deception and cheating is not something i like to watch.. heheh but thinking of queen amidala strip tease is worth the watch.. 😉

*HUGS* =)


e d left…
Monday, 2 May 2005 5:52 pm
rols: haha. cynics unite!

nix: check out for yourself. though you may not like it totally. i just wanted to see some people having to deal with problems for a change.

shawty: 4 hugs a day to survive? i probably died already. =p

amia: what’s wrong with the title? CLOSER… CLOSER… CLOSER…. hehe… lol

nicole: haha! thanks! careful careful, you may have one of your ‘bridget’ moments again. haha.

nina: yeah, that’s good enough for me! =)

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