The Lunch Box

I just watched a heart-wretching film entitled the Lunch Box that centered around (can you guess it?) a lunch box. Set in India, but possibly created in by the French, this film follows two strangers lives and watches them come together through this lunch box. It’s extremely gripping and compelling throughout the film as they exchange notes via the lunch box.

It really is amazing how much writing down one’s feelings frees you up to say what you really mean. I feel that blogs are much the same, you are able to say the things that you ordinarily wouldn’t dare, or don’t want to say. Many people use them as a quasi diary, while others use them to share who they are to a world that might never see them otherwise.

I loved how the film took a common place occurrence in India, that of the lunch box service, something foreign to people who don’t live there, and used it to craft a film about emotion and love. The film really makes the point that the simple kindness’s we can do for one another come back to us and can make such a difference in people’s lives.

I highly recommend this film.

Advertisements

Milius

On Wednesday night I had the privilege to watch a documentary about John Milius- it was a fascinating look at this influential man’s life that not only entertained throughout the film, but had emotional depth and heart.

I had heard of almost all Milius’s work, but did not know he was the man behind the scripts. A classmate of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg, Milius’s writing ability is in many of their movies, and they all often worked together. Having a husband at USC it makes me wonder if someday there will be docs made about him or his classmates!

I highly recommend Milius for the production value, fascinating interviews, and pieces of history.

Hollywood Reporter Review