posted 11-25-2002 01:55 PM PT (US)
Okay, this movie was pretty damned good. I think it's the only good movie that I've ever seen which was true to life; most movies get their value by creating a fantasy that is not true for anyone's life.
In this particular case, the main character, Lester Burnham, went through pretty much exactly what I've been going through for the last few months (psychologically) - and coming up with the same conclusions as well.
I've been having that extremely secure feeling from time to time - like, when, in the movie, someone asks him how he is and he stops to think about it and realizes, "I'm great. I'm great". He not only rediscovers what is valuable to him in his life, but he finds a way to accomplish it - and he stops "trying" so hard and everything starts coming so easy. Nothing phases him - or, rather if something does, it's momentary, he experiences it completely, and then returns to a feeling of inner peace and security.
It was bizarre to see that reflected back to me through a movie.