What is this movie about?
This is the question that Chris has been asking me for the past several weeks.
I mean, really. What is it about? Sickness? Grief? Memory? I need to know. We have lots of great moments and details, but I’m not getting my head around…I’m not getting a good grasp of what this movie is actually about.
Sometimes, I’ve taken this question poorly. As a criticism. I’ve let it keep me from the blog for a while, too. I’ve been sad. I’ve ranted and railed. My God I’ve thought and I’ve said. If you don’t know what it’s about…if you really can’t figure it out…you know. You might be an idiot? It’s all there. Black and white. Clear as crystal. It’s between the lines, sure. But if you can’t figure it out — well. Maybe your dad needs to get sick for over ten years and then die and then maybe you’ll get it. Then maybe it will resonate with you and you’ll be able to drum up some empathy.
You don’t know what it’s about, do you?