Making Time for Catching Up — 24 weeks ago
I was unsure about how I was going to feel about this movie, but still saw it as soon as I had the opportunity. Already a big fan of David O. Russell and Jennifer Lawrence, I easily fell in love with the film. We need more films that focus on mental illness and what healing means, including how different that healing looks for each person. Yes, sometimes it looks like despair; other times it looks a lot like love.
There is a moment when Tiffany, played by Lawrence, gets into the face of Bradley Cooper’s character and says: “There will always be a part of me that is dirty and sloppy, but I like that, just like all the other parts of myself. I can forgive. Can you say the same for yourself, fucker? Can you forgive? Are you capable of that?” And it is moments like these that make this film both perfect and loveable with its delicately flawed characters and incredible script.