When you open a holiday movie list with The Peanut Butter Falcon, you better-well have an explanation to follow. In this most different of years, it's obvious that this holiday season won't be like others and we need to acknowledge that. Also - and this is where The Peanut Butter Falcon comes in - over the next few weeks we should all find ways to connect with those who have lost something, feel isolated or simply don't have the will to engage in an already tough time of the year in their eyes. Movies can help. Consuming the perfect moments can helps some people feel better, but a bit more of the mess for me is how I can find the human elements and magic of this season. Sure, sometimes a movie may or may not have a bow and wrapping paper on it, but finding the joy in discovery or magic or simple self-discovery one who you are or the family that's formed, THAT is where your two-hours becomes valuable. Sure, remembering the warmth of holidays gone by is extremely valuable, but for it to all be picturesque or blatantly defined as a holiday movie just isn't our style. Like so many this year, it all is much, muchore complicated than it appears.
The Peanut Butter Falcon
Unexpected bonds and family
The Ice Storm
Solace, isolation and disappointment
Eat, Pray, Love
Easy. You get it. Joy and wariness washing over you mixed in with some side trips and a dash of cynicism is what I like to call life.
What to Eat?
This is the time of year to being around the old family recipe and try it out. Wheeeeen maybe the dish isn't as good as grandma used to make, settle for some homemade Mac n' Cheese.