Wednesday, October 27, 2010

7 Pounds - March 22, 2010

I'm going to apologize in advance, because if you read this, you're gonna think I have gone completely insane!

I'll keep this short because I'm exhausted and I honestly can't cry anymore. Up until 3 days ago, I was a subscriber to Netflix. I canceled our membership when I got the notification that I had sent a movie back that I then realized, I never watched. Couldn't justify spending the $$ every month and not watching the movies. Anyway. I check the mail on Saturday (one day after canceling our membership) to find a new movie from Netflix. I was confused because I knew I got the notification that I had indeed canceled the membership. I pulled the movie out tonight and made Kyle watch it tonight. I had heard of Seven Pounds and knew that it was a good movie, but I didn't really know what it was about.

We started watching it and a good hour into the movie, Kyle and I were completely confused. He told me to turn it off several times because it was "dumb". I told him to keep watching because it had Will Smith in it and I was pretty sure he wasn't going to make a "dumb" movie. So, we kept watching.

It wasn't until the very end when I realized that "Ben's" plan all along was to commit suicide and save other people. I knew that he had watched Ezra who was blind and slowly fell for Emily, who needed a heart. I didn't put it all together though.

At the very end when he sit in the tub and lets a jellyfish attack him, I was heartbroken. Then I realized what his plan was all along. I sat there in tears when Ezra got his eyes and Emily got her heart.

Doesn't mean much to you huh? Well, let me put it to you like this. Ben was Erik. No, Erik didn't commit suicide, but he gave eyes to a blind person and a heart to someone who needed one.

Now, what are the chances that I cancel my Netflix membership and still get THIS movie in the mail? What are the chances?????????????

Erik Quarles - you are still as sneaky as ever. I love you always and forever!

1 comment:

Ashley said...

That is coolest thing ever! You were totally meant to watch that movie. Great movie!