Drama, Drama, Drama

huckabees.gif In my family it is pronounced "drah mah" - kind of like "dramamine," just without the "mine." Ok that, was weird. But no matter, my family has tons of it. Drama that is, not dramamine. Anyways, the point is, believe it or not, I just saw I ♥ Huckabees. But more about that in a second.

Remember in college and high school when you would stay up all night with a friend, a group of friends, or a significant other, just "talking?" You know what I am talking about? The kind of conversation that totally rocked your world, the kind that made you connect with someone, or even yourself in some really profound way for you at the time? I remember those. I remember coming home and telling a friend, "yeah, we just talked - man. You know like we really... really... we just talked." I would put a special emphasis on "talked" in an effort to convey that it was so much more than talking, even though it wasn't. Those were great moments. Moments when I saw things in a whole new way, I saw the relationships in my life with clarity and purpose. I miss those moments.

Don't get me wrong, I still have those moments, but I was so much younger then, and there was so much I didn't know or realize, and as a result they seemed so much more profound at the time.

I ♥ Huckabees is like one of those conversations, but for grown-ups. I don't know - man. I just saw that movie, and it got me think'n. You know? Really... really... just think'n.

But what does all this have to do with "drama?" Not much. But I do want to see I ♥ Huckabees again, because last night it was mostly about the "human drama" of the film. Seeing it again would allow me to see through the drama and understand the movie at a deeper level - to be able to see the the big white blanket in a whole new way.


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