There are many things in my life that I say are "my favorite thing". I may overuse the phrase "Thats my favorite _____ in the world!" I'm trying to stop this dirty habit. But before I do, let's just get a few things out of the way.
1. I love a good movie.
2. One of my favorite movies in the world is Almost Famous.
Let's talk about Almost Famous.
Before you go thinking "oh great, another in depth analysis of a movie I do not care about", let me assure you that it is not. I simply want to point out a few excellent scenes in the movie that may or may not convince you of the movie making genius that is Cameron Crowe.
First of all, it's a great movie because it has tabloid sensation, Kate Hudson, pre-hubby and Owen Wilson. It ALSO stars My Name is Earl legend, Jason Lee as resident jealous bandmate. And for anyone who cares, one of the band members is Mark Koselek who is actually a real life musical genius and a long time musical crush of mine.
So the scenes that I believe make the movie are two-fold:
1. Near the end of the movie, the band and manager and a few other people are on a plane that starts losing altitude. All believing they are going to die, they begin The Confessions. What begins as harmless "I never said I love you guys enough" eventually turns into an all out Airing of Dirty Laundry with people confessing that they slept with each others wives, harbored all consuming jealousy of noteriety, and then the pinnacle of the movie: one of the band members comes out of his closet. Two seconds later, the plane steadies and they are all left with sad, sad truths to permeate the stale, yet appreciated silence.
2. A downtrodden boy admits his love for a beautiful girl. He admits his love to her as she IS STRUNG OUT ON QUAALUDS!! Look buddy, I don't think she heard you. And you are not brave by admitting your love to a girl who is virtually dying and it is even sicker if you kiss her!
Which, leads me to another thought:
Why do people feel they can only reveal their true feelings when they think the other person isn't aware? Maybe your girlfriend or boyfriend fell asleep and they are lying there so peaceful...how is that the time to confess your undying affliction? What a rip off. I think I may start pretending to be on drugs or fall asleep so I can get the boys that so obviously love me to confess their feelings. Then I will wake up and point my finger at them and laugh. Because that is a good joke to play on somebody and you shouldn't worry about feelings at a time like that. Just sit back and enjoy the joke.
Love confessions also remind me of the time that my sister thought that her then-boyfriend told her "I love you". So she said it back. Then he was all "Eh?" And she realized he didn't say that at all. What did he say? I don't remember. Maybe my sister will be kind enough to finish the story in the comments. Well, they are married now. So, see? Jokes and mistaken love lead to long term happiness.