Monday, November 3, 2008

Magnolia

I watched the movie, Magnolia, this weekend on the recommendation of a friend. I can count on one hand the number of movies I have watched that were over 3 hours, but it was worth it. It was an intricate story, intertwining the lives of many people in one sad tale. I had some trouble following it, especially at the end, due to the fact that it seemed to make reference to an excerpt fron the Bible (Exodus 8:2- "And if thou refuse to let them go, behold, I will smite all thy borders with frogs".) And also from the writing of Charles Fort, whom I have never read. But, after I researched the background of some of the confusing parts of the movie, it made perfect sense and was a very interesting movie. It was a little sad for me, though. I am one of those people who watch movies for entertainment purposes and not for personal growth. So I typically will avoid sad movies. But, this one was worth it, if you have the 3 hours to dedicate.

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