I finally caught “Mud,” the film that stars Matthew McConaughey. It is a must-see #indie #film. Set in rural Arkansas, the movie is about two 14-year-old best friends who often venture out in the Mississippi River to explore its islands. In search of a boat stuck in a tree, they find a man named Mud, a fugitive who wants to reunite with his girlfriend. As a coming-of-age #movie, it addresses what #masculinity and #family mean in the South amidst the #change caused by #modernization, something very reminiscent of Huckleberry Finn. At first I thought the film was going to be a romance movie about Mud reuniting with his girlfriend. But it wasn’t, and thank goodness too! The film explores various #relationships: from the father-son to the best friends to the husband-wife and so forth. It explores the 4 #Greek loves: agape, philia, eros, and storge. The actors were perfectly casted, especially the boys: Ellis (Tye Sheridan) and Neckbone (Jacob Lofland). Your heart breaks for them and what they have to experience, perhaps because you understand and have gone through it yourself. While the film is sparse in dialogue, I think there was #beauty in that #simplicity. #mustwatch #mustsee #summer
Skype calls with my bro @prestonsam was a much-needed distraction tonight. Me: “I don’t want to study anymore.” Preston: “Don’t say I didn’t warn you so.” I’m supposed to be the older, wiser one. #brotherhood #ohana #family #communication #Skype #potd #studytime #conversations #studybreak
HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR!