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Movie Review: Before I Fall (2017)

We got another low budget film here in Before I Fall but this one did well though not as prominently as known Hollywood blockbusters. Anyhow, the film stars Zoey Deutch with a good story line to boot.

The Synopsis. Samantha Kingston (Zoey Deutch) seems to have it all: popularity, a loving boyfriend (Kian Lawley) and a seemingly perfect future. Everything changes in the blink of an eye when she dies in a car crash but then magically wakes up to find herself reliving the same day over and over again. As Samantha tries to untangle the mystery of a life derailed, she must also unravel the secrets of the people closest to her and discover how the power of a single day can make a difference.

Understandably so, many of those who have seen the movie didn’t really like the ending. Sam died. Yes, after a day in her life that she had to relive over and over again, in the end, it was only her death that was needed to end the loop. Then again, it’s still one movie that’s worth watching.

A lot of lessons.

One. While youth is many times about adventure and fun, hey, you do not just bully someone just because you find ‘em different from you, or just for the fun of it. You want power? Bullying is not it but simply a sign of insecurity. Think about it.

Two. Life is temporary. This immortal truth has always stared us in the face time and again but still, most of us lives life as if we own our time. As if we own the world. Could it be what we call ‘youthful innocence’? Remember, not everything fun is good. Life has its consequences — and it doesn’t matter if you’re young and healthy, or rich and famous — life is still temporary.

Three. Mistakes can be made up for — but fate can not. If it’s your time, it’s your time. Regardless. Thus, it would be best for our souls to sincerely be good. Always. And this is not just about not harming others — but about helping whenever possible. Not just about ‘living life to the fullest’ but about living in accordance with God’s words.

If we do these then there would be nothing to regret about.

Zoey Deutch a.k.a. Sam

Four. Emotional support is actually what keeps us going — whether coming from family, friends or a partner — depending on whom you value. Since life is temporary, happiness and success is therefore about finding that inspiration. Have you ever thought that life could have been different if you have not met that one person?

In the end, we live for a purpose.

Movie Review: A Dog’s Purpose (2017)

Today’s movie feature got an interesting plot about a dog who kept reincarnating till he found his way back to his beloved owner. The title? A Dog’s Purpose.

Yep, it’s been recently shown in theatres, so surely ‘em dog lovers out there or even just those seeking for some light-hearted movie might have already seen this film. Then again, have you ever thought why this Dennis Quaid-starrer was entitled such?

After all, aren’t there only two purposes of a dog? To comfort his master, and to guard or look after him and his properties? A police dog, well, somehow it also falls under the second purpose.

If you haven’t heard of it yet, this film actually caused controversy when one of the dogs used — the German shepherd for that matter — was said to have been forced into running water that eventually required human rescue. Hmm.. Don’t you think t’was just some promotional stunt?

The controversial dog

Anyway, the dogs used were real lovely and they must have gotten sick and tired doing the film, huh? Especially if it took several takes to complete a scene. But the Golden Retriever, or Bailey surely fit the bill as “man’s best friend.” Yup, his features and all.

However, while we could accept human reincarnation, dogs making their rounds on earth as well doesn’t make sense. You know, how could you prove it? That the dog you have now is the one you had 20, 30 years ago!? Catching their tails or doing some dog tricks ain’t enough, hey, we don’t speak dog! So, how would you know that it’s really your dog of old??

How would you know it’s really Bailey?

The nice thing about this film though are the life lessons. And those are something we should really take to heart. The meaning of life. The reason for one’s being. That life is not simply a bed of roses. Wow, do we really need a dog just to remind us?? Bailey just did. See, many are simply lost under the sun.

And perhaps only in realizing how short life is could be the only way to make us understand all these. Yeah, can’t just boast of having a personal relationship with God — ‘cause if you do not really follow all His teachings — then that personal relationship does not exist. Common sense.

Don’t waste life but treasure ’em what really matters

In the end, just live. Respect and be responsible. Help when you can. Value what really matters. Oh yes, having a dog could teach you these things. So, have fun. But remember, not everything fun is good.