movie review : the descendants.

I've been meaning to watch this movie since critics named it as one of the "award-worth" movies, and yeah, because George Clooney's in it.

So basically it's about a middle aged man with his 2 daughters, trying to get themselves ready before the "departure" of his wife. she had been involved in a tragic boat accident that eventually revealed few unexpected secrets.

If you're into action movies or even romantic comedy, this is not a movie for you. you might end up snoring on your seat.

If you're into George "the sexy beast" Clooney , this is also not a movie for you.

He is no "Danny Ocean" in Descendants. Even the way he run is funny (and almost sad)

But if you're into family-oriented movies, the warm, fuzzy feeling will come at you when you watch this.

I did feel warm watching Matthew's (Clooney's character) effort to control his two teenage daughters, even though he has no idea on how to do it since before the accident, he's hardly even at home.

And the daughters really portrayed today's youngsters attitude towards their parents. They are rude, outspoken and demanding. But above all, they love their folks (even if they don't say it out loud)

The movie also taught us about heritage, of no matter how far we've come and go, the land that once theirs is now ours. it's up to us whether we want to appreciate our "gift" from them or not.

It's been a while since I had this certain smile in my face while I think of my own family.

Little Miss Sunshine and Sister's Keeper once made me smile like that.

This one had managed to do the same.


kisah sejibik epal.

pernah dengar cerita pasal buah epal tak?
tak pernah?

cerita dia simple je. pasal sebiji buah epal yang terletak nun atas pokok yang sangat tinggi.
suatu hari, buah epal ni tengok ke bawah. banyak orang lalu lalang dan petik buah epal dari dahan yang rendah tapi takde sorang pun nak ambil dia.

lama-lama dia jadi fedap.

semua orang asyik ambil buah dari dahan rendah. bila pulak turn dia? dia pun nak jugak dipetik orang.

so sang buah (erk...mcm hang buah pulak) pun ambil keputusan menjatuhkan diri sendiri supaya orang yang lalu lalang tu ambil dia.

tapi takde sorang pun yang nak ambil buah yang jatuh.

so akhirnya buah epal tu busuk macam tu je.

sekarang bayangkan epal tu sebagai maruah seorang wanita.

maybe kadang2 kita wonder, kenapa kita belum lagi "dipetik"

A jumpa B. B suka A. A suka B.

that's it.

orang lain macam senang je.

tanpa berfikir panjang, ada orang yang sanggup merendahkan martabat semata-mata nak "dipilih".

dia tak sedar yang Allah dah ada "jalan" lain untuk dia.

kalau ada yang jeles bila tengok kawan-kawan dah bahagia dengan pasangan masing2, just ingat yang Allah sayang kita.

Dia lindungi kita dari maksiat.

Dan lagi satu, ada sebab kenapa kita berada nun di atas dahan yang tinggi.

Allah mahukan pasangan yang sanggup go through all the trouble "memanjat pokok" utk ambil kita.

At least that's how I see it :)

In the meantime, fokuskan cinta kita kepada ibu bapa, adik-beradik, kawan-kawan, dan paling penting Allah s.w.t

Cause in the end, even if you don't find someone..you'll always know that you have the greatest love in the universe ;)

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