Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Love like I was still 21

I recently watched Ethan Hawkes’ The Hottest State (2006) on DVD. I enjoy “guy flicks” as opposed to “chick flicks” although people in the biz call these genres as “coming of age” films.

I suppose it will appeal to someone who has ever had their heart broken especially if it was in a sudden unexplainable manner. It doesn’t offer any solutions on how one could get over a break up and it may even hint that one could never truly get over someone you’ve been that intimate with. It’s kind of like Jordin Sparks’ song Tattoo come to think of it.

I am looking forward to more of Catalina Sandino Moreno who played Sarah. I’ve also seen her in Maria Full of Grace (2004). She’s definitely the type of girl that I could break my heart over for (and have…Damned Latinas!). I heard that she is in the cast of Gabriel García Márquez’ Love in the Time of Cholera. I hope Saipan doesn’t skip getting this movie. Mark Webber’s character William Harding is “the type of guy that gets girls pregnant” was never me, but I can certainly relate to the manic state of not knowing how to let someone go.

Anyway, The Hottest State made me realize that although I am in my late 30’s that I still wear my heart on my sleeve and love as though I was still 21. Sadly, it also reinforces that passion is just not enough to sustain a relationship. Is there truly undying love like in Márquez’ novels?

Quote from the movie:
"It was Wednesday when we met, Saturday when I asked her to move in, and by Sunday there were flowers in my apartment and hummus in my refrigerator. I don't remember waking up that Sunday. I don't think I ever slept. I just sat there thinking, "God damn, this must be what praying is like."- William Harding


Lewie Tenorio said...

hearts break, sheet happens. the unrated american pie series and stuff like good luck chuck, i think, are more fun.

got my hands on a niyiron sappling and nursing it in my back yard.

The Beachcomber said...

Lewie: Rush Hour 3 had its moments! I am glad that my post on Niyoron made an impact on you and I wished more people on Saipan paid more attention to our under appreciated native trees. Are you going to post on your tree's progress in your backyard? I hope so, and Happy New Year, man!

Beverly said...

(sigh) love is a wonderful thing. lol

Sean said...

I loved Maria Full of Grace. In fact I own it. I always wondered what else Catalina Sandino Moreno would be in. Now I know! I'll have to check out that film.

Oh, and you know they will never bring Love in the Time of Cholera to Saipan.