Movies Monday

As you can tell, I will be discussing about What a Wonderful Life. I have watched this movie several times. At first wasn’t my favorite Christmas movie. Actually, I don’t think I have a favorite Christmas movie. Not saying all Christmas movies are terrible, I just don’t think highly of them. But What a Wonderful Life is a Christmas classic with a cheesy, but yet warm ending.

If you don’t know what the movie is about….. where have you been? Living under a rock? Hahaha, I’m just kidding. The plot of the story is about this man named George Bailey who had dreams of getting out of the small town living and start traveling. He wanted to see the world then go to school to build buildings or create things. However, series of events occurs in his life prevents that to happen. Then something terrible happens that will cause him to go to jail.

He finally loses it. He didn’t achieve his dreams. He lives in a drafty house. He is not the rich man he wanted to be. Now, he’s going to jail for something that is not his fault. He begins to get depressed and having suicidal thoughts. Actually, after have many glasses of alcohol he decided he will kill himself by jumping off the bridge. Now the rest of the story I will not spoil.

For some reason, my brain came up with the idea to blog about the movie since it correlates to the holidays and depression. Since I haven’t watched the film in a long time, I decided to watch it again to refresh my memory on the small details, before blogging about it. And I did. I didn’t anticipate the reaction I gave towards the end. Especially a cheesy holiday movie that I have watched numerous times.

The ending made me cried. I’m not talking about a couple of tears. My eyes were water sprinklers and my nose couldn’t stop snotting. Why am I feeling so emotional over a movie I have watched many times? I know how it’s going to end. So why am I reacting to it like it’s my first time. Maybe because this time I decided to watch it in a different perspective. Maybe because this year I felt extremely lonely for the holidays and the movie proved me wrong.

In that moment, I knew why my mind told me to watch and blog about the movie.  My brain was trying to reach out to me subconsciously. Yes I wanted my readers to watch/rewatch it for holiday comfort, but also, because I needed to hear it myself. The ending made me sit and think about all the people who have helped me out this entire year. Heck, my whole life. It reminded me that I am not alone and I’m surrounded by love. Just depression has a way to fog all that.

If you’re feeling down and need a pick me up, maybe this movie will be the thing you need. I know it helped me. Hope it helped you. Again, I know the holidays are rough. Please reach out to someone. If there is no one you can reach out to, please use the following information below. I love you all. Remember to adult one day at a time. xoxo

By the way, what’s your favorite holiday film? Do you even like holiday films?

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