So here’s the deal friends, I’ve decided to date Netflix for a while.
To those who know me, please get your jaws off the ground. I was bound to settle down in my old age.
To those who don’t know me, I don’t know you but I can tell we are gonna have that ‘I love you b*tch. *guitar strum* I ain’t ever gonna stop loving ya, b*tch’ relationship.
So, that’s like, really cool ;D
I didn’t choose to date Netflix, they chose to date me. It happened in a blink of an eye. One moment I was studying for my midterms and then BOOM I had compiled a list of 587 movies to watch before I die.
When I came out of my procrastination fog, the realization that I just commited the worst commitment-phobe cardinal sin of all the galaxy hit me hard. I had committed to watching 587 movies before I die. This type of commitment translates best to a Las Vegas elopement, because till death do us part, baby.
Watch 587 movies before I die? Challenge Accepted.
Do it by myself?! Hell Naw, I’m bringing you netflix-bingers with me.
Wait, Really? Ya homie, like RLLY RLLY.
Each week I’m going to share my thoughts of a movie I watched.
NO, this isn’t a review, this is just someone venting to a friend about the latest in her dating life.
Let’s get venting, shall we?!
Movie: BIG (1998) Run Time: 2hrs 10mins
At this point, I’m totally in the honeymoon phase of dating Netflix.
They are buttering me up and showing me their best selves. I should care, but how could I when I just spent 2 hours of quality time with Tom Hanks.
So hey, don’t judge me but I think Netflix and I might be in this for the long haul.
BIG is about a 13 year old boy, Josh Baskin, who walked up to this creepy carnival machine called ‘Zoltar Speaks’ and wishes to be ‘BIG.’ Next day, you guessed it fam, he wakes up as a 30 year-old busting out of his PJs. Josh roughs it in NYC while he’s scared sh*tless before becoming a hotshot at a toy company.
I mean seriously this kid dances on a floor piano with the CEO, has a trampoline in his apartment, dates a girl boss, becomes a VP without a degree, hangs with Zoltar again, and heads back home 13 again.
Basically, the point of the whole movie is that Josh Baskin is a legend and we are all mere mortals.
- Zoltar is creepy AF and even 13 year old me would have been feeling squirmy so, dear sweet Josh, that was just so dumb. Like for real, take a look at Zoltar.
- Josh should’ve taken a lesson from his alter ego Forrest Gump. Seriously dude, ‘Run forrest run’ when he wakes up all man & sees his Mom.
- BIG is crazy good for a million reasons, but what solidified it as the real deal in my mind was Josh’s pure kindness. He may have got his wish to be ‘BIG’, but at the end of the day, Baskin was just a ‘BIG’ kid taking on the world with a bunch of jaded adults. Josh Baskin wasn’t jaded, thus making so many adults cooler because of that. Big comes down to this, as we age we are bound to experience the good, the bad, and the ugly. It’s our choice to let the ‘ugly’ jade us or to respond with pure kindness so that the world gets so much cooler for it.
Next time you’re looking to be inspired, I recommend watching/rewatching/re-enacting BIG. The movie is a classic that everyone should see at least once in their life.
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