Monday, July 20, 2009

17 Again.

One of my very late night movies, and loved every moment of it. There's something about no honks, loudspeakers, mothers popping in forever for just that little errand or a younger sibling asking "aisa kyun hua?" (why did this happen?) that makes a late night movie on a small screen memorable. But this did go beyond the 'Me Time ' I always keep craving for and getting so little of.

For those who havn't watched it, as I know most of you havn't ;) this tells the story of Mike who as a high school Basketball champion, now this was also one of the reasons I loved the movie- I used to play basketball in school, and it still remains close to my heart though alas I play it no more, but I digress. So to continue where I trailed off, Mike was a star athlete with a full college scholarship imminent. He seemingly had it all, when, right before the championship game, his girlfriend Scarlet informed him she was pregnant. In that moment, he made the decision to throw everything away (including basketball and a chance at a scholarship) and proposed to her, only to regret it 20 years down the line when bitter at his professional life he thinks that he might have had a better chance at life had he been to college.

So enters a mysterious janitor who gives him an opportunity to live back his life but "To do it right." Mike , transformed back into a 17 yr old lives a part of his high- school again, setting many things right ,before finally at the same basketball match, he throws it all once more for Scarlett.

And so we realize that maybe the best decisions are the ones made by the heart.

And at the fag end of my life, I will want to have lived my life like Mike. Knowing that if I am given the chance to be 19 again I will not have done anything differently.

8 chronicles more.:

Interesting story :) Will watch it :) and yay! I watched NEWYORK atlast... You've that easy flow and ur writing is so so good Sayrem!

You've watched 13 going on 30??? sounds more like that... but instead of going backwards, in this film, the gal will fast forward her life :)

sai whats the name of the movie i wanna watch it.

@sowmi
do watch it.
if nothing, u'll have high school fun:)

@venkat
the movie is '17 again' nd it still hasn't released in india so u'll have to indulge in piracy as I am so rampantly doing now ;)

Blessed contentment...Could there be a greater gift at one's final moment.

Absolutely! and ya I also involve in what you're doing right now "ycarip" (read it backwards) lol!

What I didnt get was how Zac Efron could ever hope to look like Matthew Perry!

This comment has been removed by the author.

@ mops
no,I don't think so.
contentment is the sum total of all our desires.

@ sowmi,
everyone with a net connection of speed above 100kb/s does. :)

@ mallick,
I thnk he was relying on his make-up artist. :D