To some, it’s just another romantic comedy meant to entertain people, making them laugh their hearts out. But in between the cheesy lines and happy moments lie the truth about the real lives of people, shopaholic or not.
Confessions of a Shopaholic had been released months ago and I was only able to watch it because of a friend and I can say that even though it was too late, having the chance to see the movie was really an opportunity I was happy not to miss.
Despite the exaggerated lines and lighthearted atmosphere of the movie, you could see the real deal behind.
That even though the world spits you out, expect your parents to catch you and give everything they could ever give just to make things better for you (I especially felt touched at the part wherein Becky’s dad told her that he’d sell the trailer he’d been dying to have since he was young, just so Becky could pay for her debt and when Becky didn’t agree, saying it was what defines her dad, her dad said that it was her and her mom that defines him…aww.)…
That regardless of the shortcomings and the misgivings, a real friend will be there to support and forgive you. Someone who won’t criticize you for who and what you are and would be ready to help you out whether you ask for it or not(Suze!!!)…
That if a person really loves you, at the end of the day, he or she will still be there no matter what and would try what he/she could to see the good side of you and won’t simply leave you behind when things are not as good as they used to be. A person who would share with you, the ups and downs of life and would make you see things in a different perspective…
And that you could change for the better, even if the people, the environment and everything there is are actually pushing you down. It wouldn’t be as easy and yet, it could happen. Even if your dreams are meant to shatter in front of your eyes, expect other opportunities to come your way, and even if they weren’t like the dreams and the goals you expected for yourself, these are something that will define you as a person and sooner than later, you’ll see yourself happy with it and will even make you realize that maybe, these are far better than the ones you’ve been dreaming of. You just have to keep your eyes open. You never know what you’ll see and miss.
People often get their inspirations from other people and unconsciously, we might be one of those. You’ll never know, that girl across the street, or that guy next to you in class are just some who see you as different. As someone who has a quality they like and will see that as a motivation in life.
When we are able to overcome certain problems and be successful at something we work so hard for, unknowingly, we became inspirations for those who would want to achieve such a feat. It doesn’t have to be as great, but it’s a start.
All of these, I’ve come to see and realize after watching a movie that was supposed to be “comical”, but then again, you’ll never know until you see it.