Full disclosure, Cate Blanchett is my favorite actress, and there is no "one of." When I saw the trailer of Where'd You Go, Bernadette, I thought it seemed interesting, and I couldn't wait to watch the movie! With travels, the film has started to be on screens, and I just couldn't seem to find time to see it. Then I read about the box office news, and the reviews, I hesitated if I should go since I have seen some boring movies lately.
It's Monday, had a quick lunch at Costco, and some voice inside me was whispering. It's Cate Blanchett, and I had to see it even if it was terrible. After all, I spent 3 hours for Once Upon a Time In Hollywood, and I had blogged about how much I didn't enjoy it.
Maybe it was the low expectation, and the movie was interesting and entertaining; I connected to the film at a more profound level that I couldn't explain. To me, it was a story about how life changed, love faded, and before we know it, we are already stuck. It's not easy to confront what we don't like in life. We all have our place in the family or society, and people expected us to live a specific way, tolerate certain treatment. If we ever voiced our displease, we became the disruptive source of that well-defined structure.
If you ever wondered where'd you go in life, you would find a connection to this film. Maybe we couldn't change everything in life, but at least we could spend a couple of hours to enjoy a good movie, right?