Sunday, September 30, 2007

Feast of Love

Today, Bing and I went to see the most luscious movie. It was Feast of Love.

It was simply lovely and deserves a look see. It is rare that she and I both love a movie, but it happened with this one. I think the fact that she thinks that Selma Blair is about the sexiest woman alive might have something to do with it. For me, I don't know...something about it just called out to me. Perhaps it was the line that Greg Kinnear says when he goes to the hospital with an self inflicted injury to his hand. When asked why on earth he cut his finger, he says that he thinks it was because he wanted his body to feel some of the pain that was in his heart.

I cried. And cried. Bing didn't have any kleenex because she has a cold and had used it all herself, so I dried my tears with the hem of my skirt.

Sometimes lines just jump out at you and you don't really know why. I don't know why I cried. I am happy, settled. I just cried, that is all. It just happened. Something hit a nerve.

It happens.

18 comments:

CDPJ said...

I am intrigued by the commercials for the movie and I absolutely LOVE Greg Kinnear, so I may have to try this one out. Although I'm sure Hubbz won't go with me, so I'll have to see if I can get my friend Silvia to go instead -- or just go by myself on a slow work day. I haven't been to a movie by myself in a long time.

Alice Kildaire said...

Gotta love that automatic release valve we seem to have built in!

Josie Two Shoes said...

Oooh, that is an intense statement, Maria, and not one I will soon forget. I have friends and family who sometimes cut themselves as a form of self-abuse. I have to wonder if this somehow also applies to them.

r.d. said...

Damn straight it does... no need to explain.

Patois said...

I think I will have to steer clear of that movie for now. I am not in a happy place, and I would go through a lot of tissue. I suppose I could pretend it was a cold. (Perhaps Bing was just pretending?) (Kidding.)

Angelissima said...

oh yes! I'm dying to see this one. Greg K. is marvelous in everything.
He's addicted to love, no?
I love crying at movies. Its soooo
cathartic.

Bahrageous said...

Greg Kinnear is quite possibly the most ignored actors of our time. He has been incredible in every role I've seen him in...yet nobody talks about it. Glad you did!!

PS - We got a dog yesterday and I'm gonna blog about him...as soon as I can find the damn camera cable.

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sandy shoes said...

Thank you for posting about this movie. I love the preview. I've saved it on my Netflix queue in case I don't get to it while it's out in theaters and then forget all about it. I hate when that happens.

Stacy said...

My future daughter-in-law used to cut herself and I have worked with other teens who did, so I imagine it would hit me hard, too. But then the sappy Christmas commercials that will be starting soon have been known to do the same thing.

dive said...

I'll have to wait for the DVD, Maria.
I cannot risk sullying my impeccable "grouchy curmudgeon" reputation being seen at this one.
Let alone blubbing …

simonsays said...

Sometimes things need no explanation. Sometimes they just happen. :)

PBS said...

That movie sounds like a winner. I cry over sad songs and movies.

Sassy Sundry said...

That is a beautiful line. I would have cried too.

JYankee said...

hmmm will have to check this movie out...

SassyFemme said...

Hmmm, I must be living under a rock, I haven't even heard of this movie. Shall have to ask Fran if it's on our "to watch" list, and have her add it if it's not.

zirelda said...

I haven't heard of that movie but I'll be watching for it now.

How wonderful to enjoy a movie that much.

Rebecca said...

There are lines in film and music that put to words a feeling that runs so deep, all you can do is cry. And cry. Happens to me with several songs, especially.