Believe

You know those geeks with glasses and braces or those nerds who hang out at the library? Where do they end up? They end up being the millionaires. They end up at the peak of the tower, they end up succeeding in life. I still believe in underdogs, underdogs always win. I am an underdog myself and I quite like it.

Yes, I am one of those nerds/geeks. I had braces from Grade 3 until Grade 7. I started wearing glasses when I turned sixteen, oh what a great Sweet Sixteen surprise – NOT. I do find comfort in being surrounded by books – pages and pages of marvellous out of this world extraordinary ideas, characters, stories. They live and breathe in your imagination. They live through you and within you. Once you’ve encountered them, you become inseparable and you can never look at something – even just one thing – the same way that you did before.

Oddly enough, anyone can write. Just get a pen and a paper. Or if you’re lazy, like most of us 21st generation kids, you sit on the most comfortable chair that you can find in your house and start typing on your computer, laptop, iPad, iPod or iPhone. What else did I miss? I prefer using the iPen by the way; I guess I’m traditional and conservative in that sense, just my opinion.

It’s raining. It’s pouring. You know what I love to do at times like these? I read. Or write. Or both. Most of the time, in the library at school. I don’t mind being a loner. Yes, that is one more nerdy quality about me. I’m happy being alone. I’m not lonely, just alone. I love silence, it calms my mind and my soul and gives me peace.

Geeks are fearful too. I personally have a lot of fears. Too many to mention. I also fear having a fear and being fearful. When you’re scared, amazing things happen. It blows your mind and takes your breath away. That’s why we do everything at the last minute. We thrive, we conquer our fear and survive.

Film Review: Happiness Never Comes Alone

Source: http://www.cinemotions.com/affiche-Un-Bonheur-n-arrive-jamais-seul-tt114468
Source: http://www.cinemotions.com/affiche-Un-Bonheur-n-arrive-jamais-seul-tt114468

Sometimes in order to be happy, you must confront your greatest fear. An eclectic mix of old and new elements transforms this French Rom-com into a Hollywood fairy-tale and that’s not always a good thing.

A struggling musician afraid of his famous father’s shadow, Sacha (Gad Elmaleh) instantly falls head over heels for a single mum Charlotte (Sophie Marceau). In a house with three bundles of joy and clashing personalities, Charlotte juggles her roles as Super-mum, contemporary art exhibitionist and the ex-wife of rich businessman Alain Posche (François Berléand). Manipulative and controlling, Alain uses his money and power to drive away Charlotte’s first husband and he’s not afraid to do it again.

Though the Parisian setting never fails to capture the heart of audiences, Sacha’s fear of commitment and kids resonate with typical Hollywood Rom-coms and so do many of the boy meets girl scenes. However, there were some innovative shots and angles as well as old and popular music that appears to be tailor-made for the comedic tone of the film.

Director James Huth’s Hollywood take on a Parisian film certainly appeals to those searching for the characteristic components like the idea of “dreams do come true” and characters experiencing a roller-coaster of emotions type of film but those who want something deeper or more authentic should look elsewhere.

Oozing with energy and life, colours are more intense as the pair has undeniable chemistry and the film on the whole is fun-filled and light. Though the cast was full of potential, the film dragged along at times without offering anything much different than any other American Rom-com.

Published on: Student View