George C. Scott, Timothy Hutton, Sean Penn, and a very young, bulked-up Tom Cruise... it was quite the interesting film. Makes you wonder whether you should really believe in the things you believe in.
I haven't been profoundly changed, in any way, by any movie that I've actually watched.
Having said that, I've caught a few glimpses of, the theatrical trailer, a few Youtube slices, etc., from a odd flick called,: Synecdoche New York, and I have been entranced ever since. -- I won't be watching the movie though, as the overall idea I pulled from those few short minutes is probably just my own strange formulation of what the movie is about, or what the characters are like, personality-wise, storyline-wise, etc..
The ideas I pulled are wonderfull though. Who knows? Maybe I will watch it - even though my high and probably unmeetable expectations will undoubtably ruin the thing for me, forever. Maybe.
Alright I'll answer seriously. The one movie that moved me personally was We Are Marshall. Now I know it really wasn't a great movie... I don't really care for Matthew McConaughey although I think he managed to keep his shirt on in this movie.
The thing is the american side of my family is from just outside of Huntington, WV. So despite the low quality of the film it was still able to connect me to a tragedy that had a real impact on my family's community.
Take the weakest thing in you
And then beat the bastards with it
And always hold on when you get love
So you can let go when you give it
I didn't see a thread for people to discuss movies that they found particularly profound or that made a significant impact on them and a chance to discuss the reasons why.
We just watched "Monster", and I would like to come back and comment on it more. I was glad to see they took an emotionally and psychologically complex approach to the story. Has anyone else seen it? or another movie you would like to discuss?
1. Requiem for a Heavyweight
2. I am a Camera
3. Reflections from a Golden Eye
4. East of Eden
Matrix did not have her. Or Newman. Or that Jamie.