Happy end – Love and other drugs

This is a movie for the pure romantic naive hearts who believe love is the answer to everything.

I used to be like that too.  I don’t think i have seen that much in life, but from the little that i have, i know that that is not what happens. And that is why we need movies to tell us and show us beautiful and pretty things, dreams come true and happiness all the way.

I agree, to some point, that it is why we watch movies. To see something different. Life is harsh anyway, just look out the window if you want drama. Or watch the news, if you do not care about the happy end.

But we do care. We want to be assured that there will be one. And that is why we watch movies. OK, that is why i watch movies and i really like it when they do have one. A happy end.

This movie is really great. It is really funny, it is nice, they are both so pretty, there is a bit of sex and nudity.  It is perfect…  but not real.

The thing is, i know it is not supposed to be real. It is a movie.  Why then, am i left with a bitter sensation ?

Because i want to believe. I want to know that there is a chance. I want to know that for me, it will be different. I do not want love to die in the first 1-3 years of marriage. I do not want my husband to sleep in a different bed by the time i am 40. I want to wake up in the morning and take some time to talk about each-others plans for the day.  I want us to have family weekends together. And i want us to have a jacuzzi.

I want that happy end.

And somehow, i find it hard to believe …  But i try. And i will continue trying. Coz it will be different. I will make sure i will have that  happy end.

Brighton Rock

I liked it.

It is not the type of movie that one would call easy, and it is certainly not a movie everyone would enjoy.  Some may call it weird, some may call it boring. But some have already called it brilliant.

This is a remake, the first movie that was based on the novel with the same name was released in 1947, while this is a version from 2010. Not all the movies get remakes, only the really good ones, so that should be a thumbs up.

It describes England in ’64. The trailer  encompasses pretty much all of the action, but the movie is not about the action. It is about the people.  I think it is really an art to make a movie so simple and yet so … strong.

Dreams, determination, fear, courage, power and… love. Miracles.

– ” Poor girl… She thought he was in love with her. ”

– ” And was he ? In love ?”

-” What difference would that make ?”

–  ” Well, it would show…. there was some good. ”

– ” Pfff…”

– ” I think it’s a bleeding miracle that nature should have planted love in every man jack of us, Ida. And every woman. Even though in some of us…  it’s as useless as an appendix.”

There are so many powerful elements in this movie, so many different characters that show the true meaning of life…  The he who wants the power and will stop at nothing to get it. And yet,  he remembers that he has a heart. The she who loves and lives her life to the fullest, the she who believes, who is naive, who would do anything… The experienced she who has seen the sorrows of life and tries to protect the ones the cares about… The he who is good at heart. The he who is wise enough to wait.  The one who believed.

This movie did kinda give me hope. That all is going to be alright. All you have to do is believe. And never give up.

“You want me to tell you that i love you … “

Orasul meu

Este iarna si este cam frig. Copacii dezgoliti, edificii pe jumatate construite si lasate in voia sortii, mashini murdare si trotuare inglodate, drumuri stricate si oameni nervosi… La prima vedere, nu este cea mai frumoasa priveliste, insa, este orasul meu natal.

Nici nu stiu daca pot sa zic ca IMI IUBESC ORASUL, pentru ca nu sunt sigura ca mi-ar fi dor de ceva in afara de rude sau prieteni. De ar fi insa sa ii iau pe toti cu mine, i-ash lua si ne-am muta intr-un loc de vis, unde e soare mereu si ploua doar cit e necesar. Ne-am muta unde iarna e iarna si vara vara. Iarna iubesc zapada, asa ca in orasul nostru cam pe la inceputul lui decembrie ar incepe a ninge. Desigur, primaria ar avea fonduri destule pentru a curati drumurile si pentru a asigura circulatia normala a automobilelor. De asemenea, ar fi si mai putin aglomerat orasul nostru  –  transportul public ar fi mai curat si mai placut, iar oamenii ar fi mai putin mindri si ar lasa masina acasa daca nu au nevoie de ea. Astfel va fi si aerul mai curat –  copacii plantati pe marginea fiecarei strazi principale si semi-principale vor avea grija de aceasta. Primavara ar fi anuntsata de mirosul de flori de ciresh, iar vara orasul ar deveni verde.

Ideal, acest oras al meu ar fi pe malul marii…  si cu conexiune feroviara la munti.

In orasul meu ar fi soare, insa nu foarte cald. Nu suport prea bine temperaturile mai sus de 30 grade. Asa ca orasul meu ar avea clima mediteraneana, insa cu soarele climei mai nordice. Nu am nimic contra climei din chisinau, poate as vrea sa fie mai cald nitel iarna, insa in aceasta iarna e chiar destul de bine :) zapada numai nu e….

In orasul meu nu ar fi graffiti pe pereti, si nici nu ar fi jaluzele ermetice la fiecare magazin. Dar daca ar fi, ar avea grija acel primar bravo ca jaluzelele sa fie estetice. Orasul trebuie sa fie frumos si ziua si noaptea –  pentru ca spre seara incepe viata distractia. Magazinele au orar cel putin pina la orele 10, iar unele sunt deschise chiar si 24/24.  Angajatii ar face rotatie, iar cind fac tura de noapte sau duminica, ar primi 30% in plus la salariu.

Nu pot sa zic ca imi plac tarabele din chisinau, nu sunt ele prea estetice, insa, de foarte multe ori, mi-au fost utile. In orasul meu nu ar fi tarabe, pentru ca vor fi acele magazine deskise mereu. Ar fi si multe localuri deschise toata noaptea, cu personal amabil si cu 2 sali, una pentru fumatori si alta nu. Ar cinta muzica retro sau disco, depinde de local. Nu s-ar vorbi numai rusa si preturile ar fi doar de 1,5 ori mai mari ca in magazin. Asa este si normal –  si da, acest lucru imi place in Chisinau. Doar ca se fumeaza peste tot….

Tigarile….. off, de ar fi dupa mine, in orasul meu ar fi interzise. iar prietenilor mei ce fumeaza ( nu sunt asa de multi) le pun conditia, ori se lasa, ori nu ii iau cu mine in orasul meu de vis.  Ii las in Chisinau.

Oamenii de pe strada ar fi mult mai amabili. La fel si functionarii. Si nu se vor imbraca cit mai scump/strident posibil doar ca sa atraga atentia altora la cit de multi bani au. Si moda nu va fi dictata de kilometrul 7. Insa nici nu se va imbraca lumea doar in haine gri/bej/negru. Imi plac culorile, imi plac florile si formele.

Si da, ar fi wi-fi peste tot :) Ar fi si mai multe parcuri. Mai multe locuri de joaca pentru copii. Mai multe locuri unde se poate juca volley, fotbal, tennis. Mai multe complexe sportive, cu mai multe oferte –  ca sa fie accesibile tuturor. Si, nu in ultimul rind, ar fi multe piste pentru biciclete…..