I wanted to watch it for a long time so when I finally had the time to through my “Movie List”, I’m glad I didn’t forget about this particular movie.
I love Jennifer Lawrence’s performance as Joy Mangano; the intensity of coping with everyday life and the constant letdown, misbelieve and doubt when she comes up with innovative ideas by her own family members.
There are a few things I got from watching the movie.
- Even when she’s divorced from her husband, he still trusts in her and helped her achieve her mogul status. When her half-sister and dad sold her out, he stood by her and supported her all the way.
- Hypocrisy takes place in own family. In fact, anywhere and everywhere. People often supports and be nice to you (in your face) when you have something good or when you’re in a good place. Once you turn your back, you’ll never know about the bad-mouthing and conniving schemes they’ve come up to betray you. *Deep* You got to settle things on your own if you want to get things done.
Speaking of hypocrites…
I believe, there are hypocrites everywhere even those who smiles and acts nice in front of you. I’ve been in situations where that person treats me good upfront but talked badly about me behind my back to others. Well, you know what they say, “What goes around, comes around.”
One case in particular that happened many years ago during my uni days. It’s the perfect showcase of a typical hypocrite. I was a Christian Club President but with a social life. Although I never liked going to clubs, I enjoy hanging out and spending time with my friends; drinking and talking, having a good time. I was not a rigid or strict club president, it’s more to making the members feeling comfortable with each other and spending time with family.
Due to the fact that after gatherings, I would be out for drinks with a few other club members; I was labeled as a bad-influenced leader. Always bringing the members drinking, exposing them to bad things in life. This coming from a fellow church member! When I heard that, I was fuming because ONE, who does that person think he/she is to criticise me and TWO, that person should see me straight to address the issue instead of talking shit about me to my own friends.
I never forced anyone to go out drinking with me and those who were always with me were the same people. When we hangout, we don’t drink till we’re drunk because we know our own limits for alcohol intake.
And the funny thing was, I just saw a picture in which that person was in for a party and they were having drinks on the table. So, explain that!
Seriously, the saying “Don’t judge a book by its cover” is so true. Don’t judge me if you’ve never had a proper conversation with me. Don’t act “I’m-holier-than-thou” to others.
Okay, I’m away from topic…
Moral of the story: Don’t be a hypocrite.
Haha. Movie rating: 6/10.