The short-term illusion of believing that someone else can make you happy.
Image via Virgin Media
Image via Virgin Media
The movie, "Up in the Air" is a movie I find interesting. It shows obsession with motivation, but also shows how disclosure of one's feelings becomes destructive.
The main character, Ryan is constantly traveling, constantly in the air. When he touches ground, it's only to lay off people and off he goes again. 'To know me is to fly with me' is Ryan's motto. If something does not provide him with miles, it is of no value to him.
The interesting part of the movie is when he decides to disclose his feelings for Vera. However, it ends badly. When the fantasy of his relationship with Vera breaks, it's too much of a responsibility for Ryan to handle so he disappears.
Ryan is a narcissist. They are often emotionally cold and distant in their relationships. In the beginning of relationships, they appear to be very loving and happy. But after a while, things start to change and the mask begins to unfold. You might think how is it possible this person who expressed eternal love towards Vera doesn't care anymore. Ryan truly feels he loves Vera but because of his inability to experience deep emotion, it only lasts for a brief moment...and his never-ending search for excitement continues.
At the end of the movie, the scene cuts to clouds - it's the moment when the audience gets to think about what they want in their life.
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Why aren't movies like this anymore? I can't remember the last funny movie that isn't ridiculously stupid but is something you can downright relate to. I watched Reality Bites today and fell in love with it again. Basically, the movie is about these struggling recently graduated people trying to find jobs and dealing with the "real world". The movie doesn't portray this but I think we all don't figure it out right away. Years could pass and we still feel this inevitable feeling of still trying to deal with the "real world". Yeah, some move right along and I won't begin to dissect their life to make you feel better. Some people have higher expectations. Some people settle. I'm not going to even pretend I know the answers but I am definitely one that searches. I have this need to understand EVERYTHING. If you ever get access to my laptop, please do not look at my google searches. Anyhow, by now you know I'm a deep person. And although these people tend to get hurt more often and are highly emotional, I wouldn't change it for the world. Because I have the ability to experience true emotions and feelings. I'd rather be confused the rest of my life than never have the chance to "feel". This blog post, I have to admit is very random. But that's what blogging is about - so I just wanted to share some randomness. And also some great quotes from my favorite characters in the movie...