Sunday, October 19, 2008

Learning from Miss Potter.

"There's something delicious about writing those first few words of a story. You can never quite tell where they will take you. Mine took me here, where I belong."

Miss Potter is absolutely one of the most wonderful movies I have ever seen. I have always loved watching movies like this. Simple. Classic. Memorable. It's heartwarming and absolutely breathtaking. Every scene of the movie was wonderfully shot. Everything about it was splendid.

Based on the life story of children's book author Beatrix Potter, the movie is more than just bunnies and ducks and other animals. Playing the title role, Renee Zellweger brings to life the story of how Beatrix fell in love with her publisher Norman Warne (portrayed by Ewan McGregor). Zellweger is perfect for the role of Beatrix Potter who was a woman of strong views and independence. She exuded the same charisma Miss Potter had and that, I believe, is more than enough to say the least.

I am simply in love with this movie. Tragic as it may have been for Miss Potter and Mister Warne, that unmistakable theme of love is still there. The story was charming and very much sweet all the way. Yes, even on the sad moments.

Watching this movie wasn't just a love story. It's also about following what your heart tells you. There are things that you need to do in life...even if it may seem wrong to the ones we love. Sometimes, there is that need for us to just do something so we could make some sense in our lives. Even if we end up hurting ourselves or other people, the important thing is that we knew that if we didn't do, we're going to spend the rest of our lives wondering if everything was really worth it.

And so I end this rather short blog with Beatrix Potter's words, "Stories don't always end where their authors intended. But there is joy in following them, wherever they take us."

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