Thursday, September 16, 2021

Everything You Ever Need To Know About Life... can learn from:

Year of the Dog (2007)

Peggy: If you all didn't think I was crazy, I'm sure you will now. How do I explain the things I've said and done? How do I explain the person I've become? I know I've disappointed everyone and I'm sorry for that. I wish I was a more articulate person. I believe life is magical. It is so precious. And there are so many kinds of life in this life. So many things to love. The love for a husband or a wife, a boyfriend or girlfriend. The love for children. The love for yourself. And even material things. This is my love. It is mine. And it fills me and defines me. And it compels me on.

A very happy birthday to the magic and wonder of Molly Shannon today! If you weren't a Mike White Person back in 2007 but you are a Mike White Person now thanks to his HBO series The White Lotus I really recommend flinging yourself back in time to this 2007 gem, which asks a lot of the same thorny and complicated questions about humanity and our place in this world, coming up with no easy answers, just twenty more questions. Oh...

... and it also features an absolute firework of a funny supporting performance by Regina King, well before everybody was all like, "We love Regina King!" Mike White was once again ahead of the pack on that one. He's definitely one of those sage people that you just need to trail behind, picking up what you need to know about yourself as you go.

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