“Please don’t have a nice day.
Have a day that matters. Have a day that’s true.
Have a day that’s direct. Have a day that’s honest.
A nice day? Mmm, you’ll be miserable.
Have a day that means something.”
You can watch the trailer here.
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This is not exactly a review. Just a few thoughts after watching the movie.
Rated R for language, but please don’t let that keep you from enjoying the beautiful story this film has to tell.
It will make you laugh. It might make you cry.
It will remind you of people who have been important in your life.
It will inspire you to be that person for others.
Harriet Lauler (played by Shirley MacLaine) decides to write the ending of her life’s story, with the help of a young obituary writer (played by Amanda Seyfried). In a way, Harriet fabricates Scrooge’s Christmas morning transformation. She wants people to think well of her when she’s gone. Although she makes some changes in her last days, remarkably, she makes the most impact when she simply continues to be her authentic self.
There’s a lesson in there for all of us.
When we stay true to who we are and why we’re here, the rest will follow.
It may not look the way we expected – success, family, love, contribution to society – but just by being and doing, ripples will go out into the world.
Live your life fully. Not only for yourself, but for others as well.
And yes, I was pointing at my reflection in the mirror as I wrote that.
Until next time.
“Fall on your face. Fail. Fail spectacularly.
Because when you fail, you learn. When you fail, you live.”